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Using scrutiny to drive outcomes

Health and social care provision plays a significant role in the lives of people with learning disabilities.  The Scottish Government and SCLD have commissioned a scoping exercise through the Centre for Public Scrutiny to explore the landscape of scrutiny in Scotland and its role within health and social care. The aim was to better understand the responsibilities scrutiny bodies have and the possible contributions they can make to tracking the journey towards meeting learning disability policy and strategy outcomes.

It draws on the experiences and perspectives of those involved in undertaking scrutiny, agencies who deliver services and, crucially, people with learning disabilities themselves. We hope it will provide a platform for dialogue between those groups which will strengthen the connection between scrutiny and improvement which supports the delivery of the Scottish Government’s ambitions for people with learning disabilities.

SCLD will be engaging with scrutiny and oversight bodies as well as local authorities and service providers to take these recommendations forward.

Download the full report here: Using scrutiny to drive outcomes: Improving quality of life for people with learning disabilities in Scotland

Download our summary of the report here: Key findings

Download our easy read summary here: Easy read

Other resources

My life, my care, my questions: Questions to ask about health and care services

Map of health and social care scrutiny in Scotland

To find out more about the report or if you have any questions, please email admin@scld.co.uk or call  0141 248 3733.