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Library monitor: climate change »
The sixth in our series of Library Monitors; this report documents twelve scrutiny reviews into climate change, its impact on local authority services, and the cost of energy.
small print BIG PICTURE »
This publication examines the different perspectives of the various players involved in the provision of outsourced public services and their scrutiny: service providers, client side officers and overview and scrutiny councillors.
10 questions to ask if you are...scrutinising how physical activity can be promoted through planning, transport, and the physical environment »
This guide can help OSCs influence development of the 10-year local delivery framework (LDF) for their area to ensure it supports efforts to increase the physical activity levels of the general population.
Library Monitor: Community Engagement »
The seventh in our series of Library Monitors; this report documents 13 reviews in to community engagement, assessing common features and provides a starting point for those interested in conducting an inquiry into this topic.
Library Monitor: CCTV »
This is the eighth edition of the Library Review which provides an holistic review of a theme that is salient to Overview and Scrutiny Committees. This edition provides an overview of 10 reviews undertaken around the relative merits of CCTV.
Treasure your assets: a jargon free guide to scrutiny of local authority financial investments £5.00 plus PP + VAT »
The Centre for Public Scrutiny has published a jargon-free guide to help local councillors - and non-executive directors of other public bodies - to scrutinise the strategy and performance of local treasury management.
Successful scrutiny 2008: Outstanding practice in public scrutiny »
This document contains 18 good practice case studies (6 winners and 12 runners-up) in scrutiny covering 6 thematic areas.
Supporting Public Scrutiny: Understanding and developing the role of the professional scrutiny officer »
Final report of a two year research project into the developing role of the professional scrutiny officer.
Leadership of Place: the role of scrutiny »
This publication highlights the important contribution that overview and scrutiny members can make to leadership of their community. It shares best practice drawn from across the sector and uses Leicestershire's experience to illustrate how a review of su
How to win friends and influence partners 1 »
This guide describes the new Local Area Agreements, looking at what has been done to scrutinise them in the past, give ideas for preparing for the new round and then ideas for scrutiny in the future.
Why Scrutiny Matters »
The first CfPS publication presents the case for strong public scrutiny from the different perspectives of those involved, from the Select Committee chair to the scrutiny officer and from the health sector to regional assemblies
Making Scrutiny Work - CfPS conference report 2003 »
In recent times, community empowerment and engagement has become a key concern of neighbourhoods and communities, and has prompted many local authorities to focus on the associated problems.
10 questions to ask if you are scrutinising services for people with dementia »
There are estimated to be over 750,000 people in the UK with dementia with numbers anticipated to double in the next 30 years.
Ten Questions to ask if you are scrutinising local action on preventing unintentional injury in children and young people under 15 »
Joint publication with NICE on scrutinising local action on preventing unintentional injuriy in children and young people under 15
Towards transparent, inclusive and accountable GP Commissioning »
A discussion paper offering practical suggestions and commentary on GP Commissioning, written by CfPS and NHS Alliance
10 questions to ask about preventing cardiovascular disease »
In the UK, nearly six million adults are living with the devastating and disabling effects of cardiovascular disease (which includes heart disease and stroke) and over 40,000 people die from premature cardiovascular disease each year. Cardiovascular disease is a largely preventable condition and it can be effectively tackled by making simple changes to diet, smoking status and physical activity
Getting it Together »
This publication shares some of the lessons local councillors and council officers have learnt through projects supported by the CfPS Expert Advisory Team.
Adult Safeguarding Scrutiny Guide »
The Centre for Public Scrutiny (CfPS) and The Improvement and Development Agency (IDeA) have published a new guide to written for officers and members involved in the Overview and Scrutiny process and for Independent Chairs of Safeguarding Adults Boards who may be requested to participate in the work of OSCs
Aiming for the Best – joint report with LG Ombudsman »
Using lessons from complaints to improve public services