We need to hear your user stories

If you have anything to do with scrutiny in Swansea or anywhere else. If you take part in meetings, provide evidence or if you are just plain interested, then we would like to hear from you. We are doing some work on improving the way we provide information and we want to make sure we […]

Delivering effective scrutiny: Our take on the single committee model

The model of scrutiny that we have recently adopted in Swansea has been attracting interest from some other councils in Wales. It is a single committee system that does its work through informal cross party task and finish groups called panels. While the single committee model for scrutiny has been used before ours is perhaps […]

Scrutiny wants to hear from the voluntary sector

So maybe you have been invited to give evidence to scrutiny and you are wondering what it is all about.  Maybe you are even a little nervous. Don’t worry!  Scrutiny does not want to “scrutinise” you or your organisation.  But it does want to benefit from your knowledge, experience and advice. Scrutiny is about councillors […]

Do You Think We Are Making a Difference?

Measuring the effectiveness of scrutiny is no easy task but an important one nevertheless.  Councillors want to know that the scrutiny work that they have been doing has been done well and, more to the point, has made a difference.  In Swansea we have recently adopted a results based approach and used 19 different indicators […]

Scrutiny Councillors Visit The Phoenix and The Canolfan Centres

Last week the Economic Inactivity Inquiry Panel members visited The Phoenix Centre, Townhill and the Canolfan Centre in Gorseinon. As with the previous site visits, the intention of visiting these two centres was to find out what work is being carried out to promote economic activity and to support the local community.   The Phoenix […]

Views sought from the Children’s Commissioner for Wales

A representative from the office of the Children’s Commissioner will be meeting with the Attainment and Wellbeing Scrutiny Inquiry Panel next week to discuss children and young peoples wellbeing especially in relation to schools. Some of the issues the Panel will raise include for example: What young people are most concerned about currently (in relation to Wellbeing […]