Scrutiny Review – Have your Say

The Council is currently consulting on topics and issues that could benefit from closer examination by one of its Scrutiny Committees.
It could be something that you think isn’t working well and could be improved, or something that is working well but could benefit from closer scrutiny to identify improvements.

What is a scrutiny review?

The Council runs five Scrutiny Committees:

Each Scrutiny Committee aims to support and improve decision making processes around key topics, which have been identified via consultation with staff, residents, businesses, and partners. The ultimate aim is to improve service delivery (where appropriate) and ensure systems and processes are running as effectively as they can be.
As well as reviewing functions and responsibilities provided by the Council, Scrutiny Committees can also explore those services that are delivered in partnership with other organisations and tackle big issues which impact residents.
The Scrutiny Committees use a range of methods to carry out their work including interviews with key members of staff in the council and partner agencies, evidence gathering and data analysis and, where appropriate, visiting other areas that are highlighted as examples of best practice to learn from their experiences.
Following the public consultation, all suggested topics will be presented to Scrutiny Committee Members in June 2023 where they will decide which topics to take forward into their work programme for Municipal Year 2023/24.
Think about topics that scrutiny could look at that would help to make services better for local people. For example, last year scrutiny looked at Children’s attainment, Mental Health, the Knowsley Borough of Culture, GP Access and Quality and the delivery of the Knowsley Housing Strategy 2022-27.
If you have a suggestion to put forward, please email [email protected] by Friday 19th May 2023.

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