Scrutiny bodies work together through a shared risk assessment process within Local Area Networks (LAN) to identify and agree the key scrutiny risks in each of Scotland’s 32 council areas.  Each LAN is responsible for sharing local information and intelligence between scrutiny bodies, carrying out risk assessments and for engaging productively with respective councils around scrutiny activity.

Inspection findings are shared with scrutiny partners and other relevant inspectorates for the purposes of contributing to this shared risk assessment process which is led by Audit Scotland.

The National Scrutiny Plan for local government is one of the key outputs from the shared risk assessment work.


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