Practice Guide 9: Engaging with partners
This guide is about the way in which scrutiny councillors and officers can engage the council’s partners.
These could be council contractors, organisations with whom the council jointly commissionsservices, organisations that the council funds to deliver certain services by means of grant funding or service level agreements, or other bodies. A partner could be in the public, private or voluntary sectors.
The guide also looks at statutory powers available to scrutiny to investigate crime and disorder and health matters.