Audit commission’s judgements queried

    Councils are questioning how much care the Audit Commission is
    taking over its inspections into the Supporting People programme
    after a “handful of second draft reports” revealed that the
    commission was cutting and pasting sections.

    One council’s supporting people manager, whose draft report
    contained references to a different council, questioned how
    inspectors could be making adequate judgements on the effectiveness
    of current service delivery if reports were being prepared in this
    manner.

    The commission is currently inspecting how councils have set-up and
    implemented the Supporting People programme after the Office of the
    Deputy Prime Minister increased its budget for England from
    £1.4bn to £1.8bn for 2003-4.

    The Audit Commission’s supporting people inspection co-ordinator
    insisted that “every report is unique to the particular council”,
    blaming an administrative error by one inspector using the same
    second draft report template.

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