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This report considers the specific question of whether the planning and delivery of housing services for adults with mental health needs has improved.
Our preliminary analysis of Section 52 statements suggested that special schools making similar provision for pupils with similarneeds may be funded at significantly different levels, between and even within authorities. In order to find out more about these differences, we sought to answer and find examples of good practice in relation to the question: ‘Are schools and councils using resources well to meet the needs of pupils in special schools in Wales?’
This briefing has been produced for the Public Accounts Committee and summarises the Wales specific outputs of our recent UK-Wide report in value for money in the police service – delivered jointly by the Wales Audit Office, the Audit Commission and the Her Majesty’s Inspectors of Constabulary (HMIC).
We examined whether the schools capital investment programme has been managed to best effect. The study fieldwork was completed during 2008-09.
This report summarises the joint Wales Audit Office and HMIC findings from the inspection of South Wales Police Authority which took place in March 2010.
We reviewed the land and buildings management arrangements at 30 of the larger Welsh public sector bodies including local government, police, fire and most central government bodies. In the NHS we undertook a central review, supported by limited local fieldwork prior to the recent reorganisation. Arrangements for the management of NHS land and buildings have been guided by a range of all-Wales policies and procedures which have provided the basis for a more consistent approach in that sector. We also held ‘shared learning seminars’ across Wales to support the identification and sharing of good practice.
Public services are facing their biggest challenge for at least a generation. The figures in this report show that public services in Wales face significant reductions in their budgets in the coming years. This report is intended to help public services develop that response, by setting out the scale of the challenge they face and the key lessons from our work.
Cardiff University’s Lean Enterprise Research Centre (LERC) was commissioned to undertake an evaluation of systems thinking in the public sector on behalf of the Wales Audit Office as part of its programme focusing on efficiency and the constrained public sector financial environment.
This report summarises the joint Wales Audit Office and HMIC findings from the inspection of Gwent Police Authority which took place in October 2009.
The Assembly Government published a new sustainable development Scheme in May 2009, called One Wales: One Planet. This report looks at Assembly Government
decision making and sustainable development in the 10 year period prior to the publication of this new sustainable development scheme. We asked the question, ‘Is the Assembly Government’s business decision making process supporting its sustainable development objectives?’