Scrutiny of the Swansea Public Services Board

The Scrutiny Programme Committee (SPC) continues to hold Swansea Public Services Board (PSB) to account by monitoring and challenging its performance and the difference that it is making for citizens. At its meeting in June the Committee heard from Mid & West Wales Fire & Rescue Service and Natural Resources Wales, as two of the […]

Scrutiny councillors reviewed exceptional figures presented in the Financial Reports 2020-21

Scrutiny councillors on the Service Improvement & Finance Panel reviewed the exceptional figures presented in the Financial Reports 2020-21, including the £50M reserves due to the unparalleled level of funding and compensatory grants awarded by Welsh Government since the beginning of the pandemic. At the Panel’s meeting last month the Revenue Outturn, HRA Outturn and […]

Scrutiny Councillors very pleased with the ‘business as usual’ approach of Regional Adoption Service which maintained performance levels despite the pandemic

Scrutiny Councillors on the Child & Family Services Panel met with the Cabinet Member for Children Services and senior officers in the Service last month to receive an update on progress with the Western Bay Regional Adoption Service, Initial Feedback on the Care Inspectorate Wales (CIW) Assurance Visit and the Panel’s Review of the Year […]

Scrutiny Councillors discuss with Adult Services possibilities to work proactively to reduce emergency hospital admissions

Scrutiny Councillors on the Adult Services Scrutiny Panel met early last month to discuss the Adult Services Transformation Programme, Actions from the Wales Audit Office (WAO) Report ‘Front Door to Adult Social Care’ and the Director’s Annual Review of Social Services Charges. Here is a summary of what was discussed, but you can view all […]

Call for Evidence: Procurement Scrutiny Inquiry

The primary focus for the inquiry is to look at Procurement.  The key question, therefore, is: What is Swansea Council doing to ensure it procures locally, ethically and greenly while being cost effective and transparent in its practices? Reasons for carrying out this piece of work Councillors chose to carry out this piece of work […]

Scrutiny: Let’s break it down

Have you ever wondered what Scrutiny is all about, why it is there and what benefits it brings? We have put together a simple guide to help answer these important questions. Scrutiny Scrutiny is done through ‘effective questioning’ this means asking the kind of questions which get to the heart of an issue to find […]