Reducing reoffending in Scotland Prepared for the Auditor General for Scotland and the Accounts Commission November 2012 Auditor General for Scotland



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Reducing reoffending in Scotland
Prepared for the Auditor General for Scotland and the Accounts Commission

November 2012
Auditor General for Scotland

The Auditor General for Scotland is the Parliament’s watchdog for helping to ensure propriety and value for money in the spending of public funds.

She is responsible for investigating whether public spending bodies achieve the best possible value for money and adhere to the highest standards of financial management.

She is independent and not subject to the control of any member of the Scottish Government or the Parliament.

The Auditor General is responsible for securing the audit of the Scottish Government and most other public sector bodies except local authorities and fire and police boards.

The following bodies fall within the remit of the Auditor General:

• directorates of the Scottish Government

government agencies, eg the Scottish Prison Service, Historic Scotland

• NHS bodies

further education colleges

• Scottish Water

NDPBs and others, eg Scottish Enterprise.






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