Archives for July 2012

Place Scrutiny Inquiry Panels agreed…

The Place Scrutiny Board agreed its first Inquiry Panels at a meeting on Monday (23 July).  After a process of prioritisation of potential topics at a recent work planning conference, two topics were proposed.  These being Tourism and Public Transport. Tourism Councillors agreed upon Tourism because it is one of our key economic sectors supporting over 5,398 jobs in […]

Praise for Scrutiny in Key Inspection Report

Along with praise for staff working to deliver improvements to vulnerable children in Swansea inspectors commended scrutiny councillors for the way they have made a difference. The Care and Social Services Inspectorate (CSSIW) has published its findings following a review of Child and Family Services access arrangements. The report was discussed by Cabinet last week. […]

Planning Another Year’s Work of Scrutiny

  The new Scrutiny Boards have all now had their first meetings. It was good to get off the ground and meet the many new faces on the Council.  The councillors on each Board were meeting as a team for the first time and the agenda was focussed on making sure that there was a […]

Care Leaver Recommendations Agreed

Cabinet has accepted all of the recommendations made by the Child & Family Services Overview & Scrutiny Board in relation to its review of support to care leavers in Swansea.  Cabinet formally considered the scrutiny report last Thursday. The Cabinet Member for Wellbeing, Cllr Mark Child, presented a paper proposing a response to the recommendations. […]

Setting the Right Priorities for Scrutiny

Yesterday nearly 40 councillors took part in our first ever Scrutiny Work Planning Conference.  This is something that councillors suggested last year as a way to help with the difficult business of prioritising the work of scrutiny.  Ultimately the purpose was to ensure that the biggest difference can be made with the limited resources available  This year more […]

Carers scrutiny review report goes to Cabinet

The “support for carers” scrutiny review was completed by the Health Social Care & Well Being Overview & Scrutiny Board in March.  The Board made a total of 12 recommendations and last week the Cabinet Member for Well Being, Councillor Mark Child,  submitted his response to the Board’s recommendations.  Nine of the 12 recommendations were […]