The purpose of the Health, Schools and Care Overview
and Scrutiny Committee is:-
To be the responsible Committee for the
Council’s health scrutiny function (with the
exception of any referrals to the Secretary of State
arising from statutory consultations being referred to Council for
determination); for scrutiny of Health and Wellbeing (including
scrutiny of the Health and Wellbeing Board, particularly with
reference to joint commissioning proposals arising between the
Council and the CCG with regard to health and social care
arrangements); and for scrutiny of partnerships or key contractors
Spaces), Child and Adult Social Care; Early Help and Schools;
Safeguarding, and for overview of the respective Portfolio Holders
• To respond to
consultation by Cabinet and the Health and Wellbeing Board
policy development proposals.
• To scrutinise the
in-year performance of relevant Council Services,
and other appropriate bodies, in accordance with the
Management Framework and against approved Service
Plans, where appropriate.
• To instigate the
appropriate action in response to adverse service
• To scrutinise
inspection reports and associated action plans produced by
(where appropriate to this Committee).
• To review and
scrutinise executive decisions where appropriate to this Committee
in accordance with the Council’s Constitution, which have
been called-in by Members of the Council.
• To receive reports,
where appropriate, from the Council’s representatives on
outside bodies, and to direct representatives to report to the
Council, where appropriate.
• To scrutinise
Safeguarding arrangements, including consideration of
Boards’ Annual Reports
• To commission, scope
and oversee studies and reviews relating to relevant
Services and issues directly affecting the Borough
and, where appropriate, to make
to the Cabinet arising from such studies and
• To consider Directorate
Plans in line with Council Policy.
• To be the Council body
identified to receive issues and reports from Health
• To consider, as
relevant, reports from the Care Quality Commission as part of
wider health scrutiny considerations.
receive minutes of the joint health scrutiny bodies.