Colin Parr, Head of Governance provided the
draft scrutiny work programme 2016-17 and invited councillors to
comment on each scrutiny panel, meeting dates and work
items. He advised that there had been
some issues with the schedule of municipal meetings for 2016-17 and
that any comments made would be recorded and taken in to
consideration when reviewing the schedule of meetings.
Scrutiny Panel Work Programme the following
comments were recorded:
To consider moving meetings out of the purdah period –
discuss at CH/Vc and feed comments
about the schedule of meetings back to Leader.
Adults and safer City Scrutiny Panel (ASC) to potentially move meetings to Tuesday
ASC -The Post Peer Review
implementation plan and compliance social worker items to be
separate items (10.10.2016).
Petitions items will be additional to the work programme items.
Confident Capable Council (C3) – Re-title succession planning
‘Developing Staff Skills’ (11.1.17) to include training
staff at a higher level.
Health Scrutiny – Add risk register and never items to the
Stronger City economy (SCE) - not able to get response to query on
footfall / hotel bedrooms.
Other chairs also reported not receiving information they want
(pupil referral units; Social worker contract compliance). Head of
Governance take away and look at information sharing and report
back to Ch/Vc meeting.
Suggested Cross Cutting Reviews, the following
comments were recorded:
October 16 – March 17, initially four meetings per
The city’s apprenticeship offer- agree as a review.
Remove Rationalising school admission appeal; this is not a matter
for CYP panel either. Discussed and agreed at Ch/Vc meeting therefore take a paper to Scrutiny Board
(1.11.2016) relating to admissions appeals and then decide if a
review needed later in the programme.
Adult mental health commissioning (scope of the review to be
Interims, consultants and contract staffing levels. This falls
within succession planning/ developing staff skills. (C3
Panel). Potentially a review of the
skills base in the authority.
Three potential reviews identified are :
Adult Mental Health Commissioning
That the comments of the Scrutiny Board are taken into account.
Following consultation with the relevant officers the revised work
programme is considered by the Chair and Vice Chair meeting in
September prior to Scrutiny Board sign off 13 September 2016.