Future work

These are the project scopes for performance and best value audits which we are planning to do over the next year. If you want more information, you can contact the business manager for this work, Rikki Young, at ryoung@audit-scotland.gov.uk.

Early learning and childcare

To be published February 2018

The Scottish Government has committed to improving and increasing high quality, flexible early learning and childcare (ELC) which is accessible and affordable for all children and families. The Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014 (the...

Are ALEOs improving council services?

To be published spring 2018

Councils are facing increasing service demands at a time of cost and public funding pressures. To meet these challenges they need to consider different options for delivering services. Many councils use what are known as “arm’s-length external...

Children and young people's mental health

To be published autumn 2018

Improving mental health and wellbeing is a major public health challenge for Scotland. The social and economic costs of mental ill health are high. One in eight children aged ten to 15 report symptoms of mental ill health, with most adult mental...