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What's New in Scrutiny

...........Find out about future Scrutiny meetings and Calls for Evidence.........

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Recently Published Inquiry Reports

The Connectivity and Sustainability O&S Committee has published its report on Green Waste.

The Education and Vulnerable Children O&S Committee has published its inquiry report We Need to Get it Right: A Health Check into the Council's Role in Tackling Child Sexual Exploitation The report will be discussed at City Council on 2 December 2014.

Find previous reports in our Reports Library

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

The following Calls for Evidence have been launched:

Health outcomes for homeless households - closing date for written submissions Friday 5th December 2014

Council Commissioning and Third Sector Organisations - deadline for written submissions for December meeting Friday 28 November 2014. Final closing date Monday 12 January 2015.

The Role of Councillors on Districts Committees - closing date for written submissions 31 December 2014

Preventing Relationship Violence - closing date for written submissions Friday 2 January 2015

What's Happening in Scrutiny...

Read the latest edition of the Overview and Scrutiny Newsletter

View all committee meeting dates

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

Upcoming Meetings...

Education & Vulnerable Children O&S Committee - 11th December at 2pm Committee Rooms 3&4, Council House
The Committee will meet Lord Warner, the commissioner appointed to oversea children's social care in Birmingham, to discuss his role and the challenges currently facing the city.

Partnerships, Contract Performance and Third Sector O&S Committee, Monday 15th December 2014 at 10.30am, Committee Room 2, Council House
The Committee continues its inquiry evidence gathering looking at how the Council commissions with third sector organisations. Members will hear from commissioning officers in the Council and from community organisations. Third sector signatories to the Business Charter for Social Responsibility have also been invited to the meeting.

Social Cohesion & Community Safety O&S Committe, Tuesday 16th December 2014 at 2pm, Committee Rooms 3&4, Council House
This Committee starts its Inquiry into ‘Preventing Relationship Violence’. The aim of the inquiry is to understand what preventative work the Council and partners are doing with communities to ensure that people in the city can expect their personal relationship to be based on equality and respect and know what to do if they face violence, coercion or abuse, including domestic violence and forced marriage.

Members will be hearing from the Chair of Birmingham Community Safety Partnership’s Violence Against Women and Children Steering Group and Allens Croft Project about the work that is done in the community to help women and children suffering from abuse.

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