10 Questions to ask if you’re scrutinising services for looked-after children

Posted on 13/06/2016 by Su Turner. Tags: ,

Scrutinising issues affecting children in the care of the local authority. Produced in partnership with the LGA. 

This guide describes the context for looked-after children services through a summary of key points and a glossary of key terms. It then identifies 10 potential areas of inquiry for a scrutiny review. It offers both a short policy briefing and a list of potential questions to inform the review. OSCs may wish to use the Centre for Governance and Scrutiny’s 2012 return on investment model described in Tipping the Scales to measure the impact of any review.


About the Author: Su Turner

CfGS has a wealth of experience in supporting the governance and scrutiny of safeguarding, children’s services and education, for more information please contact us by emailing: info@cfgs.org.uk. This page was originally authored by Su Turner, formerly Director of Children and Young People, who left CfGS in April 2017.