Children & Families Scrutiny and Improvement Committee: 2017-18

Chair: Steve Kay
Vice Chair: Mary Ovens
Committee Membership:Billy Ayre, Norah Cooney, Chris Foley-McCormack, Ray Goddard, Ian Jeffrey, Steve Kay, Karen King, Mary Lanigan, Mary Ovens, Leanne Reed, Dennis Teasdale, Geraldine Williams, Margaret Wilson
Remit/Comments: Directorate Scrutiny and Improvement Committees

(a) Policy development and review

(i) to assist the Council and the Cabinet in the development of its budget and policy framework by in-depth analysis of policy issues
(ii) to conduct research, community and other consultation in the analysis of policy issues and possible options
(iii) to make recommendations to the Cabinet and/or Council arising from the outcome of the policy development and review process

(iv) to consider and implement mechanisms to encourage and enhance community participation in the development of policy options
(v) to question Members of the Cabinet and/or committees and Chief Officers about their views on issues and proposals affecting the area, and
(vi) to liaise with other external organisations operating in the area, whether national, regional or local, to ensure that the interests of local people are enhanced by collaborative working

(b) Scrutiny

(i) to review and scrutinise the decisions made by and performance of the Cabinet and/or committees and Chief Officers.
(ii) to review and scrutinise the performance of the Council in relation to its policy objectives, performance targets and/or particular service areas
(iii) to question members of the Cabinet and/or committees and Chief Officers about their decisions and performance, whether generally in comparison with service plans and targets over a period of time, or in relation to particular decisions, services, initiatives or projects
(iv) to make recommendations to the Cabinet and/or Council arising from the outcome of the scrutiny process
(v) review and scrutinise the performance of individuals or public bodies in the area and invite reports from them and/or request them to address the Directorate Scrutiny and Improvement Committees.
(vi) to question and gather evidence from any person (with their consent).

(c) Finance

All Scrutiny and Improvement Committees may exercise overall responsibility for the finances made available to them.

Meetings of this committee:

Papers of meeting on 24/10/2017 at 10:00
Papers of meeting on 12/9/2017 at 10:00
Papers of meeting on 4/7/2017 at 10:00




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