Miranda Alcock

Independent Consultant

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Tel: 0131 447 4675

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I have over 20 years experience in public policy and performance management, and was policy lead for justice in Audit Scotland until December 2014. In that role, I had senior management responsibility for delivering national performance audits for the Auditor General, including influential reports on Scotlandís criminal justice system and police reform. I also provided policy advice to the Auditor General and gave evidence to the Scottish Parliament on Audit Scotland reports. I was seconded to HM Inspectorate of Constabulary in Scotland from October 2008 to November 2009. During that secondment, I was a member of the team conducting the Independent Review of Policing (which ultimately led to the creation of a single police force in Scotland) and was the lead for governance and use of resources in that review. I also oversaw a thematic inspection on how the then eight forces were managing the very high priority risks identified in the Scottish Strategic Assessment.

I also have extensive experience of partnership working in the public sector and have delivered audits and developed guidance on effective joint working, including community safety partnerships. Most recently, I have been working on EU Twinning Projects in the Ministry of Interior in Serbia (primarily police), providing consultancy and training on monitoring and evaluation. 


The following are Audit Scotland reports in the policing, criminal justice or partnership working areas, which I had direct responsibility for delivering:

Credit to the force: funding and financial delegation in the police service. Accounts Commission, 1998

Safe and sound: a study of community safety partnerships in Scotland. Audit Scotland, 2000

How are we doing? Measuring the performance of community safety partnerships. Accounts Commission bulletin, 2000.

Community planning: an initial review. Audit Scotland, 2005

A review of service reform in Scottish fire and rescue services. Audit Scotland, 2007

Police call management: an initial review. Audit Scotland, 2007

Improving civil contingencies planning. Audit Scotland, 2009

Scottish Police Services Authority. Audit Scotland, 2010

An overview of Scotlandís criminal justice system. Audit Scotland, 2011.

Reducing reoffending. Audit Scotland, 2012.

Police reform: progress update 2013. Audit Scotland, 2013

Last Updated: Tue 12 May 15