Proving prevention pays is a challenge

Seth Newman talks more about our recent review [opens in new window] of the Welsh Government’s Supporting People Programme (the Programme). He looks at the difficulties in trying to evaluate the Programme and other preventative programmes like it. Supporting People [opens in new window], introduced in 2003, helps a wide range of vulnerable people by…

I’m not a survey

Duncan Mackenzie, Performance Auditor, tells us more about the calls for evidence he and the Local Government Studies team undertook recently to inform their 2018-19 studies and why they are important for our work. In the world of audit, opinions matter. The cliché exists that auditing is just about crunching numbers, but in reality they…

Clear as mud…

Our latest report looks at Community Safety in Wales, report author Nick Selwyn takes a look at the report and tries to unravel the complex web of community safety in Wales. Community safety is a term we all use regularly and it is often judged a priority – often the top priority – for action…