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.