Budget Scrutiny

MEMBERS of the public and councillors are to have a chance to put budget questions directly to the Leader of Swansea Council. A special meeting of the council’s Service Improvement & Finance Scrutiny Performance Panel will be taking place on Tuesday 7 February at 10am in the Council Chamber, Civic Centre. The purpose will be […]

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 […]

Safely reducing the numbers of looked after children

There are now 493 looked after children in the care of the authority and this number has been reducing steadily for the last 6 months.  Since February there has been a reduction of 28 looked after children and the teams are clearly working hard to get these good results. The child and family services scrutiny […]

Budget Scrutiny Outcomes

  The Service Improvement and Finance Scrutiny Performance Panel held its annual budget scrutiny meeting on 10 February, which was attended by Councillor Rob  Stewart, Cabinet Member for Finance and Strategy (Leader), along with Ben Smith, the Chief Accountant. The purpose of the meeting was for the Panel to consider the  Budget report before the Cabinet […]

Do you have a question about how schools support children with mental health needs

The Child & Adolescent Mental Health Services scrutiny inquiry panel is meeting on 16 February to talk to representatives from the Council’s education department and the cabinet members for Education and Children & Young People.  The meeting will begin at 9.30am and will be held in the Council Chamber in the Guildhall. The aim of the […]

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

The next meeting of the Service Improvement & Finance Panel will take place at 11.00am on Wednesday January 20th 2016 in Committee Room 3a at the Guildhall. Scrutiny Councillors will be looking at 2 main items on the agenda, this includes the 2nd Quarter Performance Monitoring Report and the 2nd Quarter Budget Monitoring Report. Richard […]