Meeting agendas, reports and minutes published on behalf of

Health, Schools and Care Overview and Scrutiny Committee

This page lists proposed meetings of Health, Schools and Care Overview and Scrutiny Committee and historic meeting dates with agendas and minutes.


Information about Health, Schools and Care Overview and Scrutiny Committee

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 (eg. Inspired Spaces), Child and Adult Social Care; Early Help and Schools; Safeguarding, and for overview of the respective Portfolio Holders and Directors.


To respond to consultation by Cabinet and the Health and Wellbeing Board on

relevant policy development proposals.


To scrutinise the in-year performance of relevant Council Services, partnership

bodies and other appropriate bodies, in accordance with the Council’s Performance

Management Framework and against approved Service Plans, where appropriate.


To instigate the appropriate action in response to adverse service performance.


To scrutinise inspection reports and associated action plans produced by external

agencies (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 Safeguarding

Boards’ Annual Reports


To commission, scope and oversee studies and reviews relating to relevant Council

Services and issues directly affecting the Borough and, where appropriate, to make

recommendations to the Cabinet arising from such studies and reviews.


To consider Directorate Plans in line with Council Policy.


To be the Council body identified to receive issues and reports from Health Watch


To consider, as relevant, reports from the Care Quality Commission as part of the

wider health scrutiny considerations.


To receive minutes of the joint health scrutiny bodies.