Archives for November 2016

What’s happening with the Service Improvement & Finance Scrutiny Panel

The Service Improvement and Finance Scrutiny Panel is the body of the Council with responsibility for making sure that the Council’s budget, corporate and service improvement arrangements are effective and efficient. Between now and Christmas it will hold three meetings covering a range of topics including: 23 November   Corporate Complaints Annual Report New Digital Strategy Quarterly […]

Cabinet to respond to mental health scrutiny report

Scrutiny councillors have brought the concerns of parents to the fore in an inquiry into children’s mental health services. The inquiry heard how parents of children with mental health issues are often at their wits’ end about how to get help, with confusion about the role and scope of assessment and treatment services available. The […]

How do we ensure children have the best start in life?

There is considerable international evidence from a wide spectrum of leading academics and practitioners that investment in the Early Years will break the cycle of disadvantage by changing children’s life chances so that they are better able to make a positive contribution to society and at the same time reduce the need for very costly […]