Archives for June 2010

Scrutiny of the Crime and Disorder Partnership

Earlier today the Partnership Overview & Scrutiny Committee met for the first time. Whilst they are able to look at any aspects of partnership working in Swansea it is likely that they will focus mainly on the Safer Swansea Partnership and the Better Swansea Partnership. To help them decide what areas they might want to […]

Scrutiny Improve Thyself

If there is a scrutiny equivilent of ‘doctor heal thyself’ then it might be ‘scrutiny improve thyself’.  OK, it might not be a saying that catches on, but the point is that councillors involved in scrutiny should be as intrested in their own performance as they are in anyone elses.  To show that we are serious about […]

Health Social Care & Well Being – The Challenges

The Health Social Care & Well Being Overview & Scrutiny Board met this morning to discuss ideas for its work plan for the coming year.   To help the councillors pick topics for the work plan they had a presentation from Deboarh Driffield, Head of Adult Services. 06 service briefing View more documents from Dave Mckenna. […]

Environment & Communities – The Big Swansea Challenges

Today the Environment & Communities Overview & Scrutiny Board met to discuss their work plan for the year. This is perhaps the board with the widest brief so it was crucial for them to narrow down their priorities to just a few topics. To help they had these presentations from the Corporate Directors for Environment […]

Children, Young People & Learning – The Big Swansea Challenges

Today the Children, Young People and Learning Overview & Scrutiny Board met to consider their work plan for the year. To provide the context for this they had a highly informative presentation which was given jointly by Richard Parry, the Corporate Director (Education), Cllr Mary Jones, Lead Cabinet Member for Children and Young People, and Cllr […]

How Can We Be Better Corporate Parents?

According to the Who Cares Trust about 75,000 children are in care in the UK.  They also provide a sobering list of statistics about the life chances of those in care compared with those who are not.  So, for example: Only 13% of children in care obtain five good GCSEs – compared with 62% of […]