What type of inspections does the Audit Commission carry out?
Across local government, the Audit Commission’s inspectors make sure that the public is getting the best possible value for money from council services. As part of this process our local education authority (LEA) inspectors assess councils’ education departments. In housing, we have a wider role, inspecting not just council services but those provided by housing associations too. Working with other regulatory bodies, we also inspect councils’ social services departments. We do not inspect the health service or any area within criminal justice, although we do audit these services.