Scrutiny is a statutory role fulfilled by
councillors who are not members of the cabinet.
The role of the scrutiny committees is to help
develop policy, to carry out reviews of council and other local
services, and to hold decision makers to account for their actions
The remit of the Children and Young People Scrutiny
Committee includes scrutiny of:
Children’s social care including safeguarding
Online teaching and home learning
Signs of Safety
Children and families policy framework items
Statutory education scrutiny powers
Childrens mental and physical health
Schools investment programme
Childrens Improvement Board and the
oversight of the required improvement journey.
Members of the public
involved by attending
a meeting in public, asking
a question at a meeting in public and by suggesting
a topic for scrutiny.
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