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Current Calls for Evidence...

We welcome written statements, comments or ideas you might have on the following inquiries. Click on the inquiry for more details about the topic we are looking at and where to send your submission. Read our general guide about submitting written evidence.

The following Calls for Evidence have been launched...

Child Sexual Exploitation. You can view our February meeting here

Upcoming Meetings and Events

The Health & Social Care Scrutiny Committee is holding an Accountability Session on Wednesday 30 April 2014, at the Council House from 10.00am to 3.00pm.

The first recommendation of the Francis Report into the failings at Mid Staffordshire NHS Trust is that all those involved in the provision or regulation of health care services must set out how they intend to respond to the report’s findings and recommendations, by way of Action Plans, which should be in place by the end of the year.

The session will be attended by representatives from seven major health Trusts in the city who will outline their response to the findings and recommendations in the Francis report.

The Trusts that will be attending are:

• Birmingham Women’s NHS Foundation Trust

• Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Trust

• Birmingham Children’s Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

• West Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust

• Birmingham & Solihull Mental Health Foundation Trust

• Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust

• University Hospital Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust

The Chair of the Committee, Cllr Susan Barnett wishes to provide an opportunity for members of the public to submit written questions to any of the above Trusts. You can do this by sending an email to Please send in your questions by no later than Wednesday 23 April 2014. Any questions submitted after this date will not be considered.

PLEASE NOTE That individual complaints cannot be considered and it will be at the Chair's discretion as to which questions are addressed by the Trusts.

Birmingham Economy and Jobs O&S Committee, 17th April 2014 at 2pm in Committee Room 2

Members will be receiving further updates on two Scrutiny Inquiries: Destination Birmingham (Birmingham, A Music City) and Birmingham’s Local Centres. Members will also be receiving an update on the Enterprise Zone and Economic Zones in Birmingham and funding to SMEs.

Joint Birmingham and Sandwell Health O&S Committee - 3pm 23 April 2014, Sandwell Council House

The re-design of End of Life Care services in Sandwell and West Birmingham will be the key item of discussion.

Transportation, Connectivity and Sustainability O&S Committee - 10am 25 April 2014 - PLEASE NOTE this meeting has been cancelled

Districts and Public Engagement O&S Committee - 2pm, 29 April 2014, Council House

At the last meeting the Leader of the Council, Sir Albert Bore reflected on the progress of devolution since June 2012. Watch the webcast.

The April committee meeting will be reflecting on the progress of Devolution in the Council with the Strategic Director for Place, District Chairs and Districts Heads. Members will also be discussing what lessons can be learnt from the sports and leisure transformation in the Council.

Education and Vulnerable Children O&S Committee - Child Sexual Exploitation Session, 30 April 2014 @ 9.30am, Rm 151, Council House

The Committee will be hearing from Barnardos and Women's Aid. Download Agenda

Social Cohesion and Community Safety O&S Committee - 2pm 6 May 2014 Council House

The Committee will look at the role of Neighbourhood Tasking Groups in tackling anti-social behaviour. A report of findings will be presented to City Council in July 2014.

Meeting papers can be downloaded fromDemocracy In Birmingham - Select 'Scrutiny (Current)' in the 'Meeting Body Type' drop down list, then select the relevant committee.

Recent Scrutiny Reports....

The Health and Social Care Committee has just published its latest report on Childhood Obesity

The Districts and Social Cohesion Committee has published its reporrt on Citizen Engagement

The Social Cohesion and Community Safety O&S Committee has published its report on Mental Health-Working in Partnership with Criminal Justice Agencies

The Education and Vulnerable Children O&S Committee has published its report on Work Experience for School Age Children

The Governance, Resources and Customer Services O&S Committee has just published a report on Children and Families with no Recourse to Public Funds

To view more reports visit our Reports Library

View Committee Meeting Dates

We want the public to get involved in overview and scrutiny and would like to know what you think about services that we are looking at. If you want more information about the work Scrutiny Committees are currently involved in or have any suggestions please Contact Us

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