The 2017/18 audit of Scottish Social Services Council

 

The 2017/18 audit of Scottish Social Services Council - Governance and transparency

The 2017/18 audit of Scottish Social Services Council 

The Auditor General for Scotland said: "The SSSC has fallen short of the standards I would expect around governance and transparency - first around its decision to end the shared services agreement, and then through the implementation of a new digital strategy and the management of that project.  

"The SSSC's planning, reporting and monitoring were inadequate. Effective scrutiny is central to making the best use of public money, but not enough information was provided at the right levels of governance at each stage of the project."

Oral evidence session 7 February 2019

The Committee took evidence from the Auditor General for Scotland and Audit Scotland.

Please read the Official Report of 7 February here.

Meeting papers for 7 February 2019

Minutes for meeting 7 February 2019

Correspondence and follow-up

The Committee agreed to take oral evidence from the Scottish Social Services Council and the Scottish Government at a future meeting.

Letter to Convener from Lorraine Gray SCCC, 31 January 2019 (193KB pdf)

Report by the Auditor General for Scotland, 7 February 2019 (94KB pdf) 

Letter from Convener to Permanent Secretary 5 March 2019 (162KB pdf)

Letter from Permanent Secretary to Convener 8 March 2019 (194KB pdf)

 

Oral evidence session 14 March 2019

The Committee took evidence from Lorraine Gray, Chief Executive and Maree Allison, Director of Regulation, Scottish Social Services Council, followed by Paul Johnston, Director-General Education, Communities and Justice, Colin Cook, Director Digital and Michael Chalmers, Director of Children and Families, Scottish Government, followed by the Auditor General for Scotland and Audit Scotland.  

Please read the Official Report 

Meeting papers for 14 March 2019

Additional evidence from Scottish Social Services Council

Minutes from Meeting 14 March 2019

 

Correspondence and follow-up

Letter from Convener to Permanent Secretary, 28 March 2019 (93KB pdf)

Letter from Auditor General for Scotland to Convener, 02 April 2019 (117KB pdf)

Letter from Permanent Secretary to Convener, 9 April 2019 (308KB pdf)

 

The Committee agreed at its meeting on the 9 May 2019 to close its scrutiny of the Auditor General for Scotland's report entitled " The 2017/18 audit of Scottish Social Services Council - Governance and transparency."

 
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