RE: Local Authority scrutiny and PCPs
Yes - I'd recommend you look at Gloucestershire for the "gold standard", where the two are fully integrated.
Failing this, most Force areas are now putting their minds to this issue - you'll find an active thread on the subject on the "Police and Crime Panel Support Group" on the LGA Knowledge Hub.
We and the LGA are putting out guidance which will cover the issue this month.
Research and Information Manager, CfPS