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Safeguarding children and young people: a new scrutiny guide »
The Centre for Public Scrutiny (CfPS) and The Improvement and Development Agency (IDeA) have published a new guide to support overview and scrutiny committees in fulfilling their critical role in relation to safeguarding children.
Green Light; How non-executives can improve people's lives by helping to manage the performance of local services £7.00 plus PP+VAT »
This comprehensive guide highlights what performance management is and how it works, how performance management and scrutiny fit together and offers practical advice about how non-executives can take a fresh approach to help influence and drive improvement in local services.
Scrutinising the Transformation of Adult Social Care: Practice Guide »
This guide discusses key elements in the adult social care transformation programme which wil help OSCs assess the extent to which their authority is planning, commissioning and delivering better social care
Commissioning for Health »
A guide for overview and scrutiny committees on NHS commissioning and the world class commissioning programme
Practice Based Commissioning in the NHS - a guide for overview and scrutiny committees »
This guide is intended to assist local authority overview and scrutiny committees (OSCs) to understand the role, purpose and process of commissioning health services in the NHS. It is a companion guide to CfPS' Commissioning for Health.
Scrutiny job evaluations »
This short briefing looks at how scrutiny officers' jobs should be analysed and evaluated under the NJC job evaluation scheme.
2009 CfPS annual survey of overview and scrutiny in local government »
The 2009 CfPS annual survey of overview and scrutiny in local government has arrived and contains all you need to know about the health and direction of the function
Cannot find server: reconnecting public accountability »
The Centre for Public Scrutiny has published a critical analysis of what internet communication technologies might mean for public accountability
Mapping scrutiny officer needs: A Competency Framework & Review of Training Needs »
A Competency Framework & Review of Training Needs’ provides an analysis of the role of scrutiny officer’s which is based on psychology
The 2006 survey of overview and scrutiny in local government »
The 2006 survey of overview and scrutiny in local government
The 2005 survey of overview and scrutiny in local government »
The 2005 survey of overview and scrutiny in local government
The 2004 survey of overview and scrutiny in local government »
The 2004 survey of overview scrutiny in local government
The 2003 survey of overview and scrutiny in local government »
The 2003 survey of overview and scrutiny in local government
The 2008 annual survey of overview and scrutiny in local government »
The results of the 2008 CfPS annual survey of overview and scrutiny in local government are in and the full report will be available on the website shortly. Thank you to everyone who responded: with 690 responses (a 110% increase) representing 67% of all authorities (a 4% increase on 2007), the survey provides an increasingly robust picture of scrutiny in local government
10 Questions to ask if you're scrutinising arrangements to support effective Local Involvement Networks »
This guide is one of a series designed to help Overview and Scrutiny Committees (OSCs) carry out their scrutiny work around various health, healthcare and social care topics. This guide is designed to help OSCs develop a range of high-level questions around support arrangements for local involvement networks.
10 questions to ask if you are scrutinising local eye health provision »
This guide is one of a series designed to help Overview and Scrutiny Committees (OSCs) carry out their scrutiny work around various health, healthcare and social care topics. This guide is designed to help OSCs develop a range of high-level questions around local eye health provision.
How to win friends and influence partners: Report of seminar »
In March, CfPS held a seminar on partnership and scrutiny, looking in depth at issues like CAA. Here are the notes from that event.
Guidance for the scrutiny of crime and disorder partnerships »
Statutory guidance from the Home Office for the scrutiny of crime and disorder partnerships (drafted in partnership with CfPS and LGiU)
Library Monitor 10: Worklessness »
The current recession has, and will continue to have an impact on the local labour market and as a result those services which aim to facilitate people transferring into meaningful employment will increasingly become the subject of public scrutiny.
Party Politics and Scrutiny in Local Government: clearing the hurdles £6.00 plus PP+VAT »
The Centre for Public Scrutiny is very pleased to publish this thinkpiece by Professor Steve Leach, which represents a significant contribution to the debate on the progress and development of the overview and scrutiny function in local government.
CfPS Associates and Expert Advisory Team - prospectus 2009/10 »
A summary of the training, development and capacity work that CfPS can support through its Associates and EAT programmes
Successful scrutiny 2009 »
This publication showcases the winners and nominees of the 2009 good scrutiny awards
Take your partners: overview and scrutiny and the Comprehensive Area Assessment »
This guide provides practical advice for Overview and Scrutiny Committees (OSCs) to help them engage with the new Comprehensive Area Assessment (CAA) and challenge the effectiveness of local partnership working.
Conservative Party Conference 2009 - CfPS writeup »
CfPS sent an observer to the 2009 Conservative Party Conference in Manchester. These are some notes on key areas of interest.
Ten questions to ask if you are scrutinising the transformation of Adult Social Care »
This guide identifies key elements in the adult social care transformation programme that will allow scrutiny committees to assess the extent to which their local authority is planning and delivering better social care