The Scrutiny Panels
Children and Young People Scrutiny Panel
The Children and Young People's Services Scrutiny Panel looks at areas such as early years, family support services, learning and school improvement. This may involve looking at the work of the Council in these areas, and also the work of partner agencies and organisations. The panel may offer advice or make recommendations on policy development to the cabinet or council, or look at decisions of the cabinet and, if appropriate, ask them to reconsider. They may also make recommendations to partner agencies.
For the current list of issues we have discussed see scrutiny reviews.
Members of the panel
We usually meet monthly. To see what we’ll be discussing at our next meeting and when it is view the Calendar.
There are eight members of the scrutiny panel. There are also currently two co-opted voting members who serve on the Panel, Mr David Gott and Mrs Shelagh Hirst and five non voting co-opted members, Mr Frank McLaughlin representing the Calderdale Foster Carers' Association, Jo Doherty and Mark Yates, Parent Governor representatives, along with two representatives of the Calderdale Youth Council, Jack Beevers and Amy Sutcliffe.
- Anne Collins
- John Frank Brearley Ford
- Dot Foster
- Ali Miles
- Colin Raistrick
- Stephen Baines
- Geraldine Carter
- Ashley Evans
Current work programme
Each Scrutiny Panel determines its own Work Programme for the year, and decides what, why and when it would like to consider a specific topic or issue.
Some topics / issues that will be considered at forthcoming meetings include:
- Examination and SATs results 2014
- E-health Survey 2014
- Voice of the Child.