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Overview and Scrutiny guidance for witnesses

The County Council appoints six committees to carry out the scrutiny function.

These are a Corporate Overview and Scrutiny Management Board and five thematic committees:

  • Adults, Wellbeing and Health Overview and Scrutiny Committee
  • Safer Stronger Communities Overview and Scrutiny Committee
  • Children and Young People Overview and Scrutiny Committee
  • Environment and Sustainable Communities Overview and Scrutiny Committee
  • Economy and Enterprise Overview and Scrutiny Committee

An important element of overview and scrutiny is to ensure appropriate input from partners, members of the public and external agencies who are recipients of council services.

Most detailed scrutiny work is carried out by committees although they may appoint a smaller group to carry out investigations and scrutinise in some depth. 

Meetings are usually held during the day, are formal committees and are open to the public.

Contact us  for a copy of the guidance for witnesses.


Contact us
Contact Scrutiny Team
03000 265 978
Our address is:
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