Archives for November 2011

It’s Not Rocket Science – It’s Networking!

Just a quick post to feed back from a meeting of the Mid and West Wales Regional Scrutiny Network that we hosted this morning here in Swansea. The purpose of this meeting is very straightforward –  once every few months it gives councillors involved in scrutiny an opportunity to share good practice, talk about common concerns and […]

Top Performing Schools

The Board were pleased to invite Cwmglas Primary School Headteacher and Chair of Governors for a question and answer session based on their Estyn Inspection and pupil outcomes to their meeting on 7th November 2011.  The school has been identified as top performing and Councillors wanted to find out the reasons for this.  They were especially pleased […]

New Report Praises Scrutiny Board

The Care and Social Services Inspectorate Wales (CSSIW) has produced a report on its annual review and evaluation of performance of Swansea Social Services for 2010/11. The inspector’s report sets out the key strengths and areas for development / improvement for the year 2010/11, under a number of themes. It is very pleasing to read […]

Carers and the Health, Social Care and Wellbeing Strategy on the Agenda

The Health Social Care & Well Being Overview & Scrutiny Board met yesterday.  The councillors dealt with two main topics – progress against the implementation of the Health Social Care & Well Being Strategy and how the Council supports carers.    The Cabinet Member for Social Services, Councillor Nick Tregoning and Sharon Miller, Dr Nina Williams […]