Procurement Scrutiny Inquiry

If you require any further information in relation to this blog or any alternative formats e.g. Large Print etc. please contact 01792 637732 or email scrutiny@swansea.gov.uk The Procurement Scrutiny Inquiry is progressing at pace, with evidence gathered from across council departments, internal audit and a group of local contractors. The Panel will on the 10 November […]

Call for Evidence: Procurement Scrutiny Inquiry

If you require any further information in relation to this blog or any alternative formats e.g. Large Print etc. please contact 01792 637732 or email scrutiny@swansea.gov.uk The primary focus for the inquiry is to look at Procurement.  The key question, therefore, is: What is Swansea Council doing to ensure it procures locally, ethically and greenly […]

The ERW Scrutiny Councillor Group to meet in March

Scrutiny Councillors from across the five local authorities will meet on the 1 March 2021.   The purpose of the group is to help ensure the best educational outcomes for children in the Education Through Regional Working (ERW) region by supporting effective scrutiny to support consistent scrutiny across the five councils share scrutiny good practice encourage […]

Swansea Councillors to scrutinise the Annual Budget proposals

Scrutiny Councillors will scrutinise the Annual Budget papers that are scheduled to be presented to the Councils Cabinet on the 18 February 2021. The Service Improvement and Finance Panel will carry out pre-decision scrutiny on these papers but prior to that the different scrutiny panels will have the opportunity to look at the budget from […]

Swansea Skills Partnership

The Education Scrutiny Performance Panel found a discussion with members of the Swansea Skills Partnership very useful, helping them to understand the role, the progress being made and the added value of having such a Partnership in Swansea. You can view a video of the meeting here: https://www.youtube.com/embed/IlakSASRkYc Councillors heard about the digital platform called […]

Elective Home Education

The Education Scrutiny Performance Panel chose to look at this issue because the numbers of requests to de-register pupils and to electively home educate them had increased resulting from the Covid situation.  The Panel heard that the local authority is not responsible for the provision of elective home education or under any statutory obligation to […]