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Review of Public Service Regulators

Document type:SDC Reports & Papers
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Summary:imageThrough their purchasing power and the way they deliver services, public sector organisations can play a pivotal role in driving sustainable development in the UK. And as the autonomy and diversity of such organisations has grown, their regulators have gained increasing influence over the way our public services are run.

The SDC's Review of Public Service Regulators began with the premise that the main public service regulators should be leading exponents of sustainable development, and encourage the bodies they regulate to do the same.

The review focussed on the three main regulators of local government, education and health in England:

• the Audit Commission
• the Office for Standards in Education, Children's Services and Skills (Ofsted)
• the Healthcare Commission/Care Quality Commission (CQC).

We set each regulator a number of challenging goals, then worked with them to implement the changes necessary to meet those goals.

Background Papers

» Sector Report for Ofsted

» Better regulation for sustainable development

» Sector report for the Healthcare Commission and the Care Quality Commission

» Sector report for the Audit Commission

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