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June 2019

Government Scrutiny Guidance Symposium

June 20 @ 10:30 am - 3:15 pm
Holborn Library, 32-38 Theobalds Road
London, WC1X 8PA United Kingdom
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On 20th June CfPS will be holding a symposium to discuss the Government’s new statutory guidance on overview and scrutiny.

The first general Government guidance on scrutiny since 2006, it provides a vital opportunity for practitioners to reflect on current practice and to talk to their peers about how scrutiny will move into its third decade.

This seminar will be a vital opportunity for members and officers to discuss the guidance, what it means for them, and the action they propose to take as a result. It is a vital event for:

Monitoring Officers and other senior local government lawyers;
Democratic Services Managers and officers;
Directors of Corporate Resources, policy managers and others in the “corporate core” of the authority;
Councillors – including councillors on the executive, scrutiny chairs and other scrutiny members;
Representatives from organisations

The guidance also applies to combined authorities and committee system authorities that operate overview and scrutiny, so officers from those organisations should also attend alongside colleagues from councils operating executive arrangements.

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Financial Scrutiny Skills

June 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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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 scrutiny can engender greater…

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July 2019

Health Scrutiny and Assurance Conference 2019

July 18 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
the kings fund, 11–13 Cavendish Square
London, W1G 0AN United Kingdom
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With the publication of the NHS Long Term Plan, an expected Social Care Green Paper and the drive towards integrated services through Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships and Integrated Care Systems, health and care continues to feature as one of the most high profile policy challenges we face as a country. Tackling inequalities and improving population health are key to successfully keeping people healthy and living independently for as long as possible, as well as making sure that people can access…

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December 2019

Local Government Scrutiny National Conference 2019

December 3 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
the kings fund, 11–13 Cavendish Square
London, W1G 0AN United Kingdom
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Exploring the big issues in local government scrutiny and governance. Join around 200 colleagues from scrutiny, governance and policy from across local government to discuss the latest issues affecting the sector. For more information and to book, visit the conference website.   Super Early bird rates until 31 July 2019: Voluntary sector delegate - £175 (+VAT) Public sector delegate - £195 (+VAT) Private sector delegate - £210 (+VAT)   SPECIAL OFFER FOR MAY: All organisations that book places for this conference before the…

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