This free 1.5 hour Zoom webinar will help to guide scrutiny members through the topic, with a opportunity to share experiences and learn from others.
This webinar will link with our COVID-19 support to councils Guide 4: Scrutiny and supporting the vulnerable.
This webinar is designed to help scrutiny committees and members to analyse the role and value that scrutiny has in ensuring purposeful oversight of a council’s social care, safeguarding, children’s services, mental and public health and a wide range of connected services or support delivered through its health partners. This role will be intensified as scrutiny focuses further on the response and effectiveness in responding to the crisis and in meeting its obligations of care and safeguarding of vulnerable people.
The session will focus on prioritising agenda’s, inviting the right people to scrutiny meetings, creating the right focus and an objective atmosphere that ensures clear accountability and transparent reassurance. Setting the right balance between providing robust scrutiny alongside a critical-friend approach and setting clear objectives will be an important part of ensuring that this crucial area of crisis response receives appropriate democratic oversight.
This webinar is limited to 30 participants, although we may run additional sessions according to demand.