3. Inspection Reform and the Public Services Reform (Scotland) Act 2010
The bringing into force of the Public Services Reform (Scotland) Act 2010 continues to have an impact on the Inspectorate. Similarly, the Crerar Review continues to play a prominent role in the development of the work programme etc.
In March 2011 the Scottish Government published a document on progress three years on from the Crerar Review.
Various inspectorates and other bodies were invited to submit information on changes since Crerar was published.
The Inspectorate of Prosecution highlighted six particular post-Crerar areas including a move towards concentrating on a smaller number of high-risk topics for inspection and a continued emphasis on joint working to enable multi-agency holistic reports to be prepared.
In addition, the Justice Audit and Inspection Forum continues to meet consisting of all the main criminal justice inspectors in Scotland with the aim among other things to co-ordinate, where appropriate, work programmes.