CfPS produces a series of policy briefings on issues likely to be of importance to scrutiny practitioners.
These can be found below.
Briefing 1: Future challenges for scrutiny (July 2010)
Briefing 2: Total Place/community budgets (July 2010)
Briefing 3: Policing consultation (July 2010)
Briefing 5: Resourcing for scrutiny (October 2010)
Briefing 9: The Big Society (March 2011)
Briefing 10: Shared services and commissioning (May 2011)
Briefing 11: Data and transparency (July 2011)
Briefing 12: Equality impact assessments (September 2011)
Briefing 14: Legislative update: the Localism Act, Police Reform Act and Health and Social Care Act (December 2011)
Briefing 15: Housing and tenant scrutiny (March 2012)
Briefing 16: Accountability at "sub-regional" level (April 2012)
Briefing 17: The future of local public audit (July 2012)
Briefing 18: Collaborative organisational areas in Wales (July 2012)
Briefing 19: Welfare reform and Universal Credit (September 2012)
Briefing 20: Local government transparency: new regulations (October 2012)
Briefing 21: Regenerating local high streets (October 2012)
Briefing 22: Funding outlook for councils (England and Wales) (November 2012)
Briefing 23: Local transport (April 2013)
Briefing 24: Preventing violent extremism (May 2013)
Briefing 25: Emergency planning (June 2013)
Briefing 26: Social value (July 2013)
Briefing 27: Mutuals and co-operatives (September 2013)
Further titles for policy briefings will be announced in due course. If there are any areas or issues that you would particularly like us to cover, please get in touch.
Our skills briefings aim to provide assistance to scrutiny councillors on several key areas. They can be read directly by members or can form the basis of in-house training sessions. These skills briefings were all published in August 2011.
Skills briefing 1: Questioning skills
Skills briefing 2: Chairing and leadership
Skills briefing 3: Running a scrutiny review
Skills briefing 4: Working with partners