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What's New in Scrutiny

Find out about future scrutiny meetings, our published reports and current calls for evidence

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View webcasts of Overview and Scrutiny Meetings

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.

Read the latest edition of the Overview and Scrutiny Newsletter to find out what Committees have planned in March and April 2016.

Election of Parent Governor Representative to the Education and Vulnerable Children Overview and Scrutiny Committee

 We are pleased to announce that Miss Evette Clarke has been duly elected unopposed to the position of Parent Governor Representative.  Evette will be appointed to serve on the Education and Vulnerable Children Overview and Scrutiny Committee at the meeting of the City Council on 24th May 2016 and will serve until 30th April 2018.

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.

Calls for Evidence will be advertised here.

Published Inquiry Reports

The Education and Vulnerable Children O&S Committee has recently published its report and recommendations on Children Missing from Home and Care

Find all our published reports in our Reports Library

Scrutiny Committee Meetings

View and download meeting papers

View meeting dates

Contact Us

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

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