Sitekit CMS

Public Sector Support

Sitekit is widely used in the public sector, and is the CMS of choice for a number of councils, NHS trusts and state-funded bodies.

One of the reasons Sitekit is so successful with public sector clients is that it is built from the ground up to be fully compliant with: 

  • The Disability Discrimination Act
  • The Freedom of Information Act 
  • The e-Government Interoperability Framework 

Sitekit can save your organisation hours of work sorting out accountability and interoperability headaches.  

To find out more about how Creative Partners can develop your web presence with Sitekit’s fantastic level of usability and control, get in touch for an informal chat.

More information 

The Disability Discrimination Act - The Disability Discrimination Act with relevance to the web came into force in September 2004. Since then public sector web sites can be taken to court if their site does not meet basic accessibility standards. This basic standard is being seen as Bobby AA. As shown above Sitekit CMS makes it straightforward to build sites that satisfy and exceed this requirement. We also make it possible to retain your compliance by enforcing accessibility compliance amongst your editors.

The Freedom of Information Act - The Freedom of Information Act came into force in January 2005. It gives a general right of access to all types of recorded information held by public authorities, sets out exemptions from that right and places a number of obligations on public authorities.

A key element of the act is the adoption and maintenance of a ‘publication scheme’ and the notion of pre-emptive publishing. Sitekit CMS can help in the maintenance of the ‘publication scheme’ via its file library. It can also be a real asset in pre-emptive publishing as a public sector organization’s web site may be the most convenient path to putting such documents into the public domain. 

e-Government interoperability framework

The e-Government interoperability framework e-GIF incorporates many areas of best practice including the following:

  • Alignment with the Internet; the universal adoption of common specifications used on the Internet and World Wide Web for all public sector information systems.
  • Adoption of XML as the primary standard for data integration and presentation tools for all public sector systems. 
  • Adoption of the browser as the key interface; all public sector information systems are to be accessible through browser-based technology; other interfaces are permitted but only in addition to browser-based ones. 
  • The addition of metadata to government information resources. 
  • The development and adoption of the e-GMS (e-Government Metadata Standard) based on the international Dublin Core model.

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