10 questions to ask if you are scrutinising services for looked after children

Posted on 01/01/2011 by Centre for Governance and Scrutiny. Tags: , ,

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

The ten question areas and their detailed questions can be used by overview and scrutiny committees (OSCs) to scope a review that takes an overview of all services relevant to looked after children, or to focus on an area of particular interest. The questions can also be used to gather information during the course of the review and to frame evidence sessions with witnesses.

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