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March 2017
FREE

Devolution: challenges and opportunities for scrutiny

March 3 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
MacDonald Manchester Hotel, London Road
Manchester,M1 2PGUnited Kingdom
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A free event to support scrutiny leads and members in areas which are undergoing, or planning to undergo, devolution. Some may be speculating about Government’s commitment to devolution, but at a local level, the momentum remains. A number of areas are holding Mayoral elections in May, and even for those who aren’t (including those yet to establish combined authorities) questions of governance, and the involvement of non-executive members (not to mention the public), are pressing. This free event provides a…

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£195

Financial scrutiny training

March 7 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Royal Society of Public Health, John Snow House, 59 Mansell Street
London,E1 8AN
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CfPS financial scrutiny training  Many authorities recognise the need to invest in financial scrutiny training in order that members can provide constructive challenge to the assumptions underpinning a council's approach to financial planning whilst also capitalising on the social intelligence implicit in councillors’ community leadership roles.  Overview This action-focused one day workshop is aimed at Scrutiny Chairs, Scrutiny Officers, Scrutiny Members, Backbenchers, Chairs of Audit, Section 151 Officers and Senior Finance Officers. Through participation in this session delegates will: Better understand how financial…

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£195

Effective challenge of safeguarding children systems

March 20 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
NCVO, Society Building, 8 All Saints Street
London,N1 9RL
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Training for officers and members scrutinising council safeguarding. This introductory course, 'Effective challenge of safeguarding children systems', helps officers and members to effectively question and challenge child protection systems in their authority. Designed for non-specialists, attendees will be helped to navigate the complexities of safeguarding, understand where responsibilities lie, identify some of the warning signs to look out for and gain the skills to better assure that safeguarding systems provide robust child protection in their area. Professor Alexis Jay’s 2014…

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April 2017
£195

Effective use of evidence and data

April 25 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Royal Society of Public Health, John Snow House, 59 Mansell Street
London,E1 8AN
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For most members and officers tasked with scrutiny, the problem isn’t about lacking the necessary information – it’s having too much. Making sure that scrutiny remains focussed and incisive requires a forensic and analytical approach to evidence and data. This course will help attendees to make sure they ask for, and are able to analyse, the key data required to pursue their lines of enquiry. It will enable them to have a better grasp on planning and performance and effectively…

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May 2017
£195

Advanced masterclass in health and social care scrutiny

May 16 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Royal Society of Public Health, John Snow House, 59 Mansell Street
London,E1 8AN
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Health and social care masterclass This interactive one-day workshop will help officers and members with a good existing understanding of the health care system to gain greater insights about the latest developments from the Department of Health, NHS and Public Health England with an emphasis on how local authorities can respond to planned changes.   Through participation in this session delegates will: An in depth understanding of how to health scrutiny powers to build effective relationships with commissioners and providers; Understanding…

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June 2017
£125

Anatomy of accountability – health scrutiny conference

June 15 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Amba Hotel, London, Bryanston Street
London,W1H 7EHUnited Kingdom
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With a host of external and internal pressures delivering health and social care is now more complex and challenging than ever before. Scrutiny plays a crucial role in cutting through this complexity to hone in on the issues which are of greatest importance to local communities. This national health scrutiny conference, supported by NHS England, will examine how scrutiny officers and members can best use their unique role to help ensure that health and social care is meeting local need.…

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£195

Questioning skills

June 27 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Royal Society of Public Health, John Snow House, 59 Mansell Street
London,E1 8AN
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Key skills and knowledge for effective scrutiny  Generic questioning skills training is often not designed for the unique non-executive work that councillors do, and doesn’t recognise the dynamic between councillors, officers, partners and the public. This seminar, however, is specifically designed for overview and scrutiny practitioners. For councillors, it will help them to develop and hone their skills in committee, and in task groups. For officers, it will help them to understand the supportive role they need to take on…

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July 2017
£195

Introduction to scrutiny

July 13 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Royal Society of Public Health, John Snow House, 59 Mansell Street
London,E1 8AN
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Introduction to scrutiny More course information to follow shortly. Places cost £195 + VAT per person for Local Authority delegates and £225 + VAT per person for commercial sector delegates. Buy 3 get 1 free - In recognition that authorities may benefit from sending multiple delegates to the same training event. This discount is applied automatically at check-out. Full programme and timings to follow shortly.

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September 2017
£195

Scrutinising safeguarding in children’s services

September 12 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Royal Society of Public Health, John Snow House, 59 Mansell Street
London,E1 8AN
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Scrutinising safeguarding of children's services More course information to follow shortly. Places cost £195 + VAT per person for Local Authority delegates and £225 + VAT per person for commercial sector delegates. Buy 3 get 1 free - In recognition that authorities may benefit from sending multiple delegates to the same training event. This discount is applied automatically at check-out. Full programme and timings to follow shortly.

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£195

Financial Scrutiny

September 26 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Royal Society of Public Health, John Snow House, 59 Mansell Street
London,E1 8AN
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CfPS financial scrutiny training.  Many authorities recognise the need to invest in financial scrutiny training in order that members can provide constructive challenge to the assumptions underpinning a council's approach to financial planning whilst also capitalising on the social intelligence implicit in councillors’ community leadership roles.  Overview This action-focused one day workshop is aimed at Scrutiny Chairs, Scrutiny Officers, Scrutiny Members, Backbenchers, Chairs of Audit, Section 151 Officers and Senior Finance Officers. Through participation in this session delegates will: Better understand how financial…

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