We became a registered charity in 2010 with the following strategic aims:
To promote public scrutiny, accountability, transparency and involvement for the public benefit, through:
- Advancing education in the principles and practice of public scrutiny and accountability, maintaining a national centre of expertise and promoting national debate and networks; and
- Promoting the development of and improving the practice of public scrutiny and accountability within government and public services, including promoting standards of professional practice.
We have established four core principles to help people understand the most important qualities of scrutiny and accountability:
- constructive ‘critical friend’ challenge
- amplifies the voices and concerns of the public
- led by independent people who take responsibility for their role
- drives improvement in public services. Find out more about these four principles in our Good Scrutiny Guide.
Find out more about these four principles in our Good Scrutiny Guide.
We have published two Annual Trustees Reports on our work as a charity since 2010. Both have been signed off by our external auditors and submitted to Companies House and the Charity Commission.