Transforming Adult Services

Back in October 2014 a scrutiny panel was set up to look at the changes that were taking place in adult services to have the kind of services that were needed to meet the demands of an aging population, smaller budgets and the Social Services and Well Being Act. Over the course of 18 months […]

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 […]

Why do we do pre-decision scrutiny?

Pre-decision scrutiny is the process that enables scrutiny councillors to engage with the Cabinet before it takes decisions and there are very good reasons why it should happen. Its an opportunity for consultation with non-executive councillors before Cabinet makes its decision. It enables scrutiny councillors to gain information and develop an understanding on particular issues. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Health Social Care & Well Being Overview & Scrutiny Board almost finished for the year

The Health Social Care & Well Being Overview & Scrutiny Board will meet for the final time on Tuesday 3rd April. Councillors on the Board will take some time during this meeting to review the work they have carried out this year and to reflect on performance. They will look at what has worked well […]