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Audit and inspection

External audit and inspection reports

Fife Council is subject to regular audit and inspection by a wide range of external scrutiny agencies. These agencies act on behalf of the Scottish Government.

External scrutiny

The National Scrutiny Plan for Local Government sets out the work that Scotland’s external scrutiny agencies will carry out with councils. It is supported by Assurance and Improvements Plans (AIPs) for each of the 32 Scottish local authorities. Each AIP is the product of an annual Shared Risk Assessment (SRA) undertaken by a Local Area Network that is made up of representatives from the relevant scrutiny agencies for the local authority.

A copy of the latest Fife Council Assurance & Improvement Plan can be found on the Audit Scotland website or in the publications list below.

You can find out more about the scrutiny agencies on their own websites:

Internal scrutiny

We also carry out our own internal reviews of progress and performance. Our approach to self-assessment is through the Fife Excellence Model (FEM) which is based on the Public Service Improvement Framework (PSIF). The self-assessment tool helps us to evaluate performance as well as identifying examples of best practice and areas for improvement.