Group 1

Achieving Best Value for Services

Charlene Tait (Leader) Development Director Scottish Autism
Beth Hall (Deputy) Policy Manager COSLA
Kirsten Hogg Facilitator Camphill Scotland
Paul Lennon Autism Services Coordinator Autism Resource Centre (GCC & NHS GG&C)
Linda Connolly Inspector Care Inspectorate
Paul Macarthur Area Manager, Dunbartonshire Key Community Supports
Joy Dunlop Improvement Manager Gowrie Care Ltd
Helen Morgan Health & Safety Care Commissioner Health & Social Care Dept, City of Edinburgh Council
David Watt HM Inspector Education Scotland
Emma Hanley Network Coordinator Autism Network Scotland

Remit [leadership]:

  • co-ordinate work of group
  • co-ordinate reporting to ASD Reference Group
  • contribute to annual reporting
  • act as driver of progress, supporting accountability of the group (ensuring clear leads for action plan elements)

Remit [group]


  • develop clear timed action plan:
    1. link recommendations to goals
    2. develop milestones (with clear timescales)
    3. allocated tasks/"lead" for each part of action plan
  • identify resources required to deliver (staff time, research, project work)
  • identify gaps in work currently being undertaken to identify what needs to be done to ensure the delivery of the recommendations relevant to the sub-group
  • the sub-group will report back to each meeting of the Reference Group by completion of the sub-group template
  • Identify gaps and challenges, and offer solutions
  • ensure appropriate communication with other sub-groups, link activity as appropriate
  • Regular submission of issues to User and Carer Sub- group for views
  • the sub-group will meet every 2 months
  • Secretariat undertaken within the group

Sub-group specific:

Linkage to wider user groups, e.g. Autism Network Scotland

Responsibility for the delivery of Recommendations:

R5, R6, R7, R8, R9, R10 R11 & R12


  • Strategic planning and commissioning for health and social care
  • 2 x operational partnership staff (eg. LAC) - partnership setting – NHS/LA
  • Service provider(s) at senior level – generic/specialist
  • Autism academic (education/social)
  • Scrutiny professional (new Care Inspectorate/Education Scotland)


Subgroup 1 - 28 March 2013

Subgroup 1 - 22 May 2012

Subgroup 1 - 30 July 2012

Subgroup 1 - 27 September 2012

Subgroup 1 - 4 February 2013

Subgroup 1 - 25 March 2013

Subgroup 1 - 28 May 2013

Subgroup 1 - 30 July 2013

Subgroup 1 - 18 November 2013