The National Audit Office has launched an investigation into the contracts between state-run institutions and treatment homes for teenagers and their terminations, following coverage of the controversy surrounding the treatment home Árbót in north Iceland.
The Government Offices of Iceland. Photo by Páll Stefánsson.
“Given the storm surrounding the affair I believe it is best for all parties that the National Audit Office looks into it and wraps it up as soon as possible,” Prime Minister Jóhanna Sigurdardóttir told Fréttabladid.
The National Audit Office has requested all documents related to all agreements connected with the home since 1996, including letters and emails. Director of the National Audit Office Sveinn Arason said it is uncertain how long the investigation will take.
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