Archives for November 2015

Scrutiny shoots and scores

The CSSIW has just told us that our scrutiny of child & family services and adult services is doing all right, well, its more than all right, we have “effective and well managed” scrutiny arrangements! The report said that our work programmes are clear, both panels’ scrutiny of performance is robust and challenging, looked after children are […]

Call for Evidence: Child & Adolescent Mental Health Services Scrutiny Inquiry

A new scrutiny inquiry panel has started which is looking at ways in which the council and its partners can reduce the demand for specialist child & adolescent mental health services Over the next few months the Panel will be looking into many aspects of this area and will look to answer the question ‘How is the Council […]

What’s next for the Service Improvement & Finance Panel ?

The next meeting of the Service Improvement & Finance Panel will take place at 1.30pm on Wednesday November 11th in Committee Room 6 (Guildhall). Scrutiny Councillors will be looking at 3 main items on the agenda, this includes the mid year budget statement, Local Government Performance Report 2014/15 and an ICT update. The mid year […]

Working to Build Sustainable Communities

We need to build and support sustainable communities because this will result in better outcomes for people and reduce the cost of services.  Current models of service deliver are unsustainable and do not always provide the best outcomes. Scrutiny Councillors in Swansea recognise the importance of building sustainable communities and have therefore agreed to carry […]

Scrutiny Councillors champion Children’s Rights in Swansea

Scrutiny Councillors in Swansea attended a seminar looking at the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child and their role as champions for children’s rights in Swansea. In Wales the Welsh Government has stated that all work with children and young people in Wales should be based upon the UNCRC.  In Swansea in September […]