The Christie Commission on the Future Delivery of Public
Services in Scotland published its report in June 2011. The Commission concluded that Scotland’s
public services are in need of urgent and sustained reform and that a radical
change in the design and delivery of public services is necessary to tackle
deep-rooted social problems. One of the Commission’s key recommendations was
the need to prioritise expenditure on public services which prevent negative
outcomes from arising.
Committee agreed at the start of this session of the parliament to monitor the
progress being made in delivering the decisive shift to prevention. The
Committee is therefore interested in hearing views on the progress being made
in reforming Scotland’s public services and delivering the decisive shift
Letter from Minister for Children and Young People to Convener, dated 11 November 2015 (2.44MB pdf)
Letter from Convener to Cabinet Secretary for Finance, Constitution and Economy, dated 23 March 2015 (384KB pdf)
The closing date for responses to Prevention was Friday 30 October 2015.
Read the submissions below: