Scrutiny Councillors very pleased with Youth Justice Board’s letter of de-escalation to Youth Offending Services in Swansea

The Child & Family Services Panel met in May to receive an update on progress with the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) and a briefing on the Youth Offending Service. The Panel heard that joint Service elements have slowed down due to Covid and the impact of the last year on young people’s […]

Swansea Council’s compliance with the Welsh Housing Quality Standard programme

The Welsh Housing Quality Standard (WHQS) programme was introduced in 2002 with the objective of raising the standard of social housing across Wales, embracing a large number of legal and regulatory obligations. The compliance deadline is 31st December 2021 which has been extended from end of December 2020 to accommodate delays faced due to the […]

Increase in mental health issues & anxiety in pupils post COVID

Scrutiny Councillors on the Education Panel met last month to receive updates from the Cabinet Member for Education, Improvement, Learning and Skills, on Education Other Than At School (EOTAS) Services and the 21st Century Schools Programme. The Panel heard that the new Maes Derw Pupil Referral Unit is having a beneficial impact on both pupils […]

Scrutiny Councillors look at work done to increase digital inclusion in Swansea

The Digital Inclusion Scrutiny Working group looked at the work done by the Authority to increase digital inclusion before and during the pandemic, the work already planned for 2021/22 and what the Authority has planned for the future, post COVID-19. The Working Group (WG) discussed the Council’s Digital Inclusion Strategy/Framework. The WG felt that it […]

An update from Adult Social Services

The Adult Services Panel met with the Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care and Community Health Services last month to discuss the Performance Monitoring Report for February 2021 and to receive an update on how the Council’s Policy Commitments translate to Adult Services. The Panel was pleased to hear that in terms of Performance Monitoring […]

Scrutiny Working Group hears 87% of staff ‘Like working from home’

The Workforce Scrutiny Working Group met on 29 March 2021 to look at the impact of the pandemic on the health and wellbeing of staff; how the Council is supporting this; issues around home working; staff sickness; staff turnover; use of agency staff and pressures. The Working Group received an update on the  position the […]