We are committed to working with other regulators and inspectorates across the UK to provide the most comprehensive and cost-effective audit and inspection service.
To help achieve this, we are signed-up members of:
Joint working in Wales
We work closely with other inspectorate bodies in Wales - such as Healthcare Inspectorate Wales, the Care and Social Services Inspectorate Wales and Estyn - to carry out joint reviews of health, social care and education services.
We are signed up to the all Wales Health Concordat and conduct the national schools survey with the Audit Commission each year.
We work in partnership with the Audit Commission and Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC) to inspect Police Authorities in Wales.
The Assembly Government has published a Policy Statement on Inspection, Audit and Regulation. It provides a helpful focal point for work which is already underway to strengthen existing mechanisms for planning and delivering external review work in a co-ordinated and proportionate manner.
We are now working together with other external regulators to see how we can take this collaboration even further.
UK audit bodies
Our joint working extends beyond Wales. We work with colleagues at the Audit Commission, National Audit Office, Audit Scotland, Northern Ireland Audit Office and the Care Quality Commission on a number of joint projects or to share information and knowledge.
For example, we carry out police inspections with the Audit Commission and HMIC. Also with the Audit Commission we undertake extensive data matching to identify potential fraud and corruption as well as benchmarking to highlight possible efficiencies within health bodies. We also work closely with the National Audit Office on a number of fronts including the publication of a high profile report into the Red Dragon project.
From time to time, we are asked to conduct studies with, or on behalf of, overseas organisations.
Our overseas work has included:
For more information on our work overseas, please visit our commissioned work web page.