What do peers do?

The WLGA works closely with the Local Government Association (LGA) on delivering peer reviews and often sources peers from English authorities. The WLGA is keen to recruit peers from Welsh authorities to help provide peer challenge across Wales, but also to participate in reviews in England through the LGA.

  • Experienced peers are at the heart of the peer review and sector-led improvement process
  • Peers provide a 'practitioner perspective' and 'critical friend' challenge
  • Working as a team, and supported by an experienced WLGA peer team coordinator, peers spend time onsite at a council to help with it with its improvement and learning
  • Peers help build capacity, confidence and sustainability by challenging practice and sharing knowledge and experience

Being a peer, whether a member or officer peer, requires some time commitment (a peer review normally requires preparatory reading and between 3-4 days onsite in an authority), but it is an enjoyable, valuable learning experience with peers gaining valuable insight and learning which they take back to their own organisations.

Link: Peer Views – Case Studies
Link: Are you interested in becoming a peer?

For more information contact: Daniel Hurford


The Welsh Local Government Association (WLGA) represents the interests of local government and promotes local democracy in Wales.

  Contact Us

   Welsh Local Government Association

Local Government House
Drake Walk
Cardiff, CF10 4LG

Tel : 029 2046 8600
Mail : enquiry@wlga.gov.uk
Business Hours : Mon - Thurs 8:30 - 5:00, Fri - 08:30 - 16:30