Be part of a Scrutiny review

A Scrutiny review, involves:

  • Establishing the current position.
  • Seeking help from experts on the issue.
  • Inviting members of the public to give their views.
  • Looking at what is happening in other Councils.
  • Seeing how we compare to other Councils and service providers and learning from good practice.
  • Producing a report for the Overview and Scrutiny Committee.
  • Making recommendations to the Cabinet/Council as appropriate.
  • Monitoring progress against any agreed recommendations to ensure that improvements are being achieved.

If you are an expert or experienced in a particular area you may be invited to act as a 'witness' or be co-opted onto a review panel to provide valuable evidence and expertise to support an investigation.  More information about the role of a 'witness' can be obtained from the Overview and Scrutiny Team.

If you are a member of the public a Scrutiny Review group may need your help, to understand the general public’s views. These views can be gathered in a variety of ways:

  • completing a questionnaire
  • attending a one-to-one interview
  • attending a group discussion
  • providing a written submission

If you would like to be a consultee, e-mail us to join the Scrutineer Pool and let us know if you are interested in any specific areas.

To find out more about being a 'witness' or joining the Scrutineer Pool, contact us.

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