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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

The following Calls for Evidence have been launched:

Increasing Participation in Sport and Physical Activity

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.

Full Council-Tuesday 4th November

The Health and Social Care O&S Committee has recently completed its inquiry into Dementia Services in Birmingham and the resulting report “Living Life to the Full with Dementia” will be presented at the City Council meeting on Tuesday 4th November.

Learning Culture and Skills O&S Committee, Thursday 6th November, 2014@ 2pm in Cm Rm 3 and 4

The committee will be holding the second session of its Inquiry into increasing participation in Sport and Physical activity. members will be hearing from a range of national and local organisations including Sport England, Bike North Birmingham, Saheli Adventure Hub, Sport Birmingham, Street Games and the University of Birmingham. Papers for the meeting can be downloaded from Democracy in Birmingham

Education and Vulnerable Children O&S Committee, Wednesday 22nd October @2pm

Peter Hay, Director of Children Services will be providing the committee with an update on the Childrens Social Care Improvement Plan.

The Birmingham Safeguarding Children Board will be presenting their Annual Report and Business Improvement plan

Joint Health Scrutiny meeting, Monday 20th October in Solihull Council House at 6.00pm.

Members will receive an update from Professor Ros Keeton (Chief Executive of the Birmingham Women’s Hospital)on the Maternity Capacity Review and the VITA project.

The VITA Project will redevelop the Birmingham Women’s Hospital site to allow all services to adopt new clinical practices, respond to increasing projected demand and enable replacement of unsuitable accommodation with new healthcare facilities.

Representatives from the Heart of England Foundation Trust (HoEFT) will also talk about their maternity services and the effectiveness of the Jonah System.

The JONAH system highlights patients who are medically fit for discharge and promotes multidisciplinary working to discharge patients effectively.

In addition, the Clinical Commissioning Groups from both Birmingham and Solihull will update the Members on Urgent Care.

Birmingham Economy and Jobs O&S Committee, Friday 17th October 2014 at 10am in Committee Rooms 3 & 4

Members will be discussing employment and skills with the Cabinet Member for Skills, Learning and Culture and the Assistant Director for Employment. Included in this will be an update on the progress made on the Disability and Employment Inquiry. In addition Members will be discussing the City Centre Retail Strategy and the Community Infrastructure levy - both of which are out for consultation (these can be accessed on the Council’s consultation website https://www.birminghambeheard.org.uk/).

The Committee meeting can be viewed on http://www.birmingham.public-i.tv/core/portal/homeK

Recent Scrutiny Reports....

The Connectivity and Sustainability Committee has published its report, "Waste to Resource, a Sustainable Strategy for 2019".

The Partnership, Contract Performance and the Third Sector Committee has published its latest report on working with Housing Associations

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

The Social Cohesion and Community Safety Committee has published its report on Mental Health and the Criminal Justice Agencies

The Districts and Public Engagement Committee has published its report 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

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