Archives for July 2010

Some Changes and Some Haiku

You might have noticed that Overview & Scrutiny in Swansea has changed a bit over the last few months. We have new meetings, new tools and new ways of doing things – these changes were fueled by the work of the Child & Family Services Overview & Scrutiny Board and by our Improvement Programme.  Now that all […]

What’s the Best Way to Meet the Needs of Children & Young People?

Yesterday the Children, Young People and Learning Overview & Scrutiny Board met and looked at the Team Around the Child Project.  Hilary Davies project manager, Eirion Davies the TAC co-ordinator and Rachael Webb, Headteacher at Hafod Primary School came along to explain progress made. TAC is an approach to meeting the needs of vulnerable children by getting […]

Our Ambition 7

It is that time of year again; Our Ambition 7 – Swansea’s Annual Community Strategy Event will be taking place on the 30th September at 9 – 12:30 at the Liberty Stadium. The event will be an informal and interactive opportunity for policy makers and practitioners from the public, business, voluntary and community sectors to: […]

Performance & Finance – The Challenges

Earlier today the Performance & Finance Overview & Scrutiny Board met to discuss their work plan. To set the context Jack Straw, the Council’s Executive Director, explained the range of issues facing the Resources Department and provided a presentation on the Council’s budget situation which covered a number of issues. The Council’s very difficult budget situation will […]