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Mental health in prisons

Government does not know how many people in prison have a mental illness, how much it is spending on mental health in prisons or whether it is achieving its objectives. It is therefore hard to see how Government can be achieving value for money in its efforts to improve the mental health and well being of prisoners. In 2016 there were 40,161 incidents of self-harm in prisons and 120 self-inflicted deaths.

Published:
29 Jun 2017
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Report on the funding and governance of Broken Rainbow

This NAO report looks into the funding and oversight of the charity Broken Rainbow. Broken Rainbow provided support to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender victims and perpetrators of domestic violence. The charity received most of its funding through grants, principally from the Home Office.

Published:
27 Apr 2017

The work of the National Audit Office in the police and fire sectors

This interactive briefing pack summarises the National Audit Office’s work in the police and fire sectors since 2012. It highlights the key messages coming from a selection of our recent reports and should be of interest to Police and Crime Commissioners and their officers, senior police and fire officials and the general public.

Published:
29 Jul 2016
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Confirmed impacts: Earlier certification of the Home Office resource accounts

This impacts case study shows how a combination of a more collaborative approach between NAO and Home Office enabled a less expensive and more efficient audit and earlier certification.

It is one example of financial or non-financial benefits realised in 2014 as a result of our involvement, all of which are set out in our interactive PDF.

Published:
15 Oct 2015