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 […]

Ensuring that care leavers access education, training and employment

NEETs, this is the acronym used to describe a young person who is “not in education, employment of training”.  When the Child & Family Services Scrutiny Panel met last week to look at the end of year performance monitoring report for Child & Family Services it saw that over half of formerly looked after children were not in […]

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

The Service Improvement & Finance Scrutiny Performance Panel will be meeting at 1.30pm on Wednesday 14 January (committee room 3, Civic Centre). On the agenda this week is a Q&A session with Councillor Jennifer Raynor, Cabinet Member for Education. The purpose of this session is to specifically focus on the achievement and impact of the […]

Recycling and landfill performance on the scrutiny agenda

For some years scrutiny has been keeping a close eye on how well the Council is doing to recycle waste and reduce what we send to landfill. This is done through an annual performance report to scrutiny. It’s an important issue as the Welsh Government has set very challenging targets for all Councils to recycle or compost  70% […]

How can we improve behaviour in schools in order to improve performance?

The Schools Performance Scrutiny Panel will meet with the Councils Chief Education Officer and relevant staff from the education department to discuss what is being done to help schools deal with behaviour issues in order to improve pupil outcomes and the overall performance of schools in Swansea. Councillors will be discussing Swansea’s behaviour strategy, how […]

Service Improvement & Finance Panel looking at Flying Start Programme

The Service Improvement and Finance Scrutiny Performance Panel is meeting on Wednesday 15 October at 1.30pm (Chamber Meeting Room, Civic Centre). On its agenda this month is a report providing details on the Flying Start Programme. This is a Welsh Government programme aimed at improving outcomes for children under the age of 4 in the […]