Unleashing the potential of the Wales Audit Office

Eight months into his role as Auditor General for Wales, Adrian Crompton sets out a fresh ambition for the Wales Audit Office – to unleash its full potential as a catalyst for improvement in the public sector in Wales. When I took up the post of Auditor General, I spent my first few months travelling…

Trust in audit and unleash its potential

With corporate audit grabbing the headlines for the wrong reasons Adrian Crompton, the Auditor General for Wales, provides his perspective on the state of public sector audit in Wales. Corporate failures and accounting scandals seem to have been hitting the financial pages with ever greater frequency in recent years. You can hardly open a newspaper…

The power of words

Claire Flood-Page tells us more about our Speak My Language report. We look at the consequences of not making services accessible to all. In a recent court case, an NHS Trust in England will have to pay millions of pounds in compensation [opens in a new window] after a baby was left severely brain-damaged[1]. The…

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…