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Find out about future scrutiny meetings, our published reports and current calls for evidence
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Overview and Scrutiny (O&S) Committees act as the "critical friend" to the Council's decision makers. They assist in strategic policy development and carry out in-depth scrutiny inquiries into issues and make recommendations. Committees also have the power to 'call in' a decision of the Executive and refer the decision back to the Cabinet for reconsideration.
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Scrutiny Inquiries and Calls for Evidence
Committees carry out in-depth scrutiny inquiries into issues and make recommendations. Part of the process for gathering evidence is to launch a call for evidence. Read our general guide about Submitting Evidence.
The following calls for evidence are open: August 2015 - there are currently no calls for evidence.
Published Inquiry Reports
The Health and Social Care O&S Committee has recently published its report and recommendations on Homeless Health
Find all our published reports in our Reports Library
Scrutiny Committee Meetings
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Contact details and more information can be found on the individual committee pages by following the links below
Corporate Resources O&S Committee
Economy, Skills and Sustainability O&S Committee
Education and Vulnerable Children O&S Committee
Health and Social Care O&S Committee
Neighbourhood and Community Services O&S Committee