Text only: Scrutiny Inquiry into Equalities

The Inquiry looked at whether the Council is meeting its duties under the Equality Act 2010 (and Public Equality Duty for Wales 2011).  The Inquiry concluded that on balance the Council does have due regard to eliminating discrimination, to advancing opportunity and fostering good relations. Many areas of good practice were found throughout this inquiry […]

7 ways we can improve equalities in Swansea

A finding of a panel of scrutiny councillors was ‘Swansea Council treats people fairly but this could be improved’. The Inquiry looked at ‘how the Council can improve how it is meeting and embedding the requirements under the Equality Act 2010 (Public Sect Equality Duty for Wales 2011)’. The Convener of the Equalities Scrutiny Inquiry […]

The ERW Scrutiny Councillor Group to meet in September

Scrutiny Councillors from across the six local authorities will meet on 23 September 2019.   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 six councils share scrutiny good practice encourage shared […]

Cabinet Member Q&A: Cllr Andrea Lewis

The Scrutiny Programme committee is due to meet on 9 September and will hold a Q&A session with the Cabinet Member for Homes & Energy, Councillor Andrea Lewis. Click here if you would like to ask her any questions. 

So, what’s happening in Education Scrutiny?

Swansea Council’s education scrutiny body, the Education Performance Scrutiny Panel, has the role of providing ongoing challenge to schools performance in order to ensure that pupils in Swansea are receiving a high quality education and that it is meeting its objectives to improve schools standards and pupil attainment. They recently met to discuss their work programme for […]

Scrutiny Councillors focus on Services to Rural Communities

At their meeting on 17th July the Development and Regeneration Performance Panel looked at the Response and Action Plan to the Wales Audit Office Report – ‘Local Government Services to Rural Communities’. Swansea is a semi-rural authority with 60% of the land rural. However the classification of wards as rural or urban can be complex […]