About Overview and scrutiny

Overview and scrutiny committees ensure that decision makers within the council are held accountable. They help in strategic policy development, drive improvement in public services, and ensure that the voice of the public is heard.

There are eight overview and scrutiny committees in Birmingham, which are structured to cover every aspect of the city council’s work. They ensure cabinet members are accountable for the decisions they make, and for the services being delivered across the city. The Health and Social Care, Overview and Scrutiny Committee also oversees health issues and looks at the work of the NHS in Birmingham and across the West Midlands.

The CMIS website contains details for all upcoming meetings.

The committees are:

  • Co-ordinating Overview and Scrutiny Committee
  • Education and children's Social Care Overview and Scrutiny Committee
  • Economy and Skills Overview and Scrutiny Committee
  • Health and Social Care Overview and Scrutiny Committee
  • Housing and Neighbourhoods Overview and Scrutiny Committee
  • Commonwealth Games, Culture and Physical Activity Overview and Scrutiny Committee
  • Resources Overview and Scrutiny Committee
  • Sustainability and Transport Overview and Scrutiny Committee
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