9. Review of the Improvement Plan
Given that the improvement plan is for three years, the Scottish Government will be flexible in its implementation to accommodate as yet unknown new developments in legislation and policy. For example, the outcome of the current review of mental health legislation may have a range of implications for adult support and protection.
The Scottish Government has already started to implement the ASP improvement plan in 2019-20 and will provide quarterly updates to the ASP National Strategic Forum moving forward. The ASP National Strategic Forum will maintain strategic oversight of all ASP improvement work, including the Scottish Government improvement plan.
The improvement plan will be formally reviewed in 2021-2022, alongside the conclusion of Phase 1 of the multi-agency inspection programme for ASP. The purpose of the review will be to evaluate the impact of the improvement plan towards achieving its outcomes. The review will also evaluate what and how future improvement support should be provided by the Scottish Government.