What is Scrutiny?

Overview and Scrutiny was introduced by the Local Government Act 2000 and is now an important part of Local Government arrangements.

The Local Government Act 2000 requires Local Authorities to have executive arrangements by which decisions are made by the Cabinet on behalf of the Full Council. At Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council the Cabinet is responsible for running the organisation and making decisions within the Budget and Policy Framework, which is set by the full council annually.

The Scrutiny function is undertaken by Councillors who do not hold Cabinet posts within the Council. The Scrutiny Structure at Redcar and Cleveland includes a Executive Scrutiny Board and three Scrutiny and Improvement Committees

In recent years, the role and responsibilities of scrutiny have expanded significantly and include Councillor Call for Action and Call-In. Scrutiny seeks to improve the performance of services by the development of policies, strategies and plans.

For further information and to access committee papers for each of the scrutiny committees please click the following links:

Adults & Communities Scrutiny and Improvement Committee
Children & Families Scrutiny and Improvement Committee
Resources Scrutiny and Improvement Committee
Economic Growth Scrutiny and Improvement Committee

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