We must inspire our young people if we want to reduce economic inactivity

Economic inactivity  is a major concern, locally, regionally and nationally. This is an issue for which there are no easy answers. If the Council and its partners are to make a difference, new approaches and new ways of working together will need to be found. It is for these reasons that a group of councillors […]

New Inquiry Panel Supports Social Care at Home

As the demand for the number of people being cared for in their own homes is increasing, this is putting more and more pressure on the Council and its partners, as they try  to meet the demand with limited resources and  staff levels. A new Scrutiny Inquiry Panel has been developed, which will look to answer […]

The New Chairs and Vice Chairs for 2012/13

I have just come straight from the Council’s Annual Meeting where the new overview and scrutiny chairs have been elected for the next 12 months.   You can find the terms of reference of the new boards in the agenda pack. The chairs and vice chairs for 2012/13 are:  People Overview & Scrutiny Board  Chair:  Councillor Mike Day […]

‘A Year in Children, Young People and Learning’

The Children, Young People and Learning Overview and Scrutiny Board, at its meeting on the 16th April, will review the years activities, discuss those areas for future scrutiny and any lessons learnt from their work.  The Board have had 11 Board meetings, 12 task and finish groups and looked at over 20 issues.  Some of the […]

Reviewing success

The Children, Young People and Learning Overview and Scrutiny Board at their meeting on Monday 19th March will look at the Strategic Plan for Children and Young People 2011–2014 in order to review the success indicators as at March 2012. The focus of this report is on the 22 success indicators within the plan which were […]

What should scrutiny be looking at?

Every year we conduct a survey to find out what people think about scrutiny in Swansea and this year is no exception. We would be really grateful if you could spend a few short minutes of your time answering a couple of questions – we promise it won’t keep you long! We are interested in […]