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Swansea scrutiny induction 1 p pt[1]

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Induction presentation May 2012

Induction presentation May 2012

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  • 1. Swansea Scrutiny Question, investigate and improveIntroduction to Overview and Scrutiny17th May 2012
  • 2. Swansea ScrutinyQuestion, investigate and improve What is Overview and Scrutiny?“Overview and scrutiny acts as a ‘criticalfriend’ to cabinet and other decisionmakers in order to promote betterservices, policies and decisions. Boardswork in a similar way to parliamentaryselect committees, overview andscrutiny involves councillors who are notin the Cabinet.”
  • 3. Swansea ScrutinyQuestion, investigate and improve Discussion What does Overview and Scrutiny mean to you?
  • 4. Swansea Scrutiny Question, investigate and improve The Principles of Overview and Scrutiny• Provides “critical friend” challenge to executive, policy makers and decision makers• Enables the voice and concerns of the public and its communities• Is carried out by “independent minded governors” who lead and own the scrutiny process• Drives improvement in public services Source: Centre for Public Scrutiny www.cfps.org.uk
  • 5. Swansea ScrutinyQuestion, investigate and improve How Has Overview and Scrutiny Made a Difference?
  • 6. Swansea ScrutinyQuestion, investigate and improve Child and Family Services
  • 7. Swansea ScrutinyQuestion, investigate and improve Social Children’s Work Homes Teams Child and Family Services Overview and Scrutiny Disabled Corporate Children Parenting
  • 8. Swansea ScrutinyQuestion, investigate and improve Leaving Care Carers In Depth Reviews (2011-12) City Centre Teaching Assistants
  • 9. Swansea ScrutinyQuestion, investigate and improve Schools Challenge Car Parking Making a Difference Adult Social Care Budget and Finance
  • 10. Swansea Scrutiny Question, investigate and improve The Main Roles of an Overview and Scrutiny Councillor• Holding the Cabinet and other decision makers to account• Monitoring the performance of public services and partnerships• Contributing to policy and strategy development and review• Involving the public
  • 11. Swansea Scrutiny Question, investigate and improve Councillor Quotes‘it’s one of the few areas where (non-executive councillors) can make a differenceand feel involved in the work of the authority’‘we have been able to make a significantcontribution to improvement in services’
  • 12. Swansea ScrutinyQuestion, investigate and improve Discussion What do you want to achieve through Overview and Scrutiny?
  • 13. Swansea Scrutiny Question, investigate and improve What Can You Expect to Be Doing?• Work planning and agenda setting• Gathering evidence• Producing reports• Making recommendations• Following up on previous recommendations• *Questioning and preparation*
  • 14. Swansea ScrutinyQuestion, investigate and improve Even Getting Out Occasionally…
  • 15. Swansea Scrutiny Question, investigate and improve What Support is Available?• Overview and Scrutiny Unit• Corporate Management Team• Departments• Democratic Services• Legal Services
  • 16. Swansea Scrutiny Question, investigate and improveThe Overview and Scrutiny Unit Provides• Work Planning and Project management• Research and Evidence Gathering• Report Drafting• Liaising with Departments, Partners and the Public
  • 17. Swansea Scrutiny Question, investigate and improve Your Overview and Scrutiny TeamDave Mckenna Overview and Scrutiny Manager dave.mckenna@swansea.gov.ukBrij Madahar Overview and Scrutiny Co- Brij.madahar@swansea.gov.uk ordinatorMichelle Roberts Overview and Scrutiny Officer Michelle.roberts@swansea.gov.ukRosie Jackson Overview and Scrutiny Officer rosie.jackson@swansea.gov.ukDelyth Davies Overview and Scrutiny Officer delyth.davies@swansea.gov.ukKaren Shadrach Overview and Scrutiny Co- Karen.shadrach@swansea.gov.uk ordinatorJenna Tucker Overview and Scrutiny Jenna.tucker@swansea.gov.uk Research Officer
  • 18. Swansea Scrutiny Question, investigate and improve Something to Start Thinking About• What are the key issues facing Swansea today?• Is there an area of investigation where the Board could make a real difference?
  • 19. Swansea Scrutiny Question, investigate and improve What Next?1. Annual Meeting Appoints Members to Boards2. Work Planning Process3. Directors Briefing for Each Board4. First Board Meetings in June5. Development and Team Building Session for Each Board
  • 20. Swansea ScrutinyQuestion, investigate and improve Keep In Touch Room 3.3.8. Tel: 637732 Scrutiny@Swansea.gov.uk www.Swansea.gov.uk/Scrutinyscrutiny.cityandcountyofswansea.org.uk Twitter: @SwanseaScrutiny