Scrutiny in Challenging Times

Room 429 - Muirhead Tower, University of Birmingham
Friday 9th February 2018 (09:30-16:00)
Download the date to your calendar (.ics file)

Sarah Smith
Tel: 0121 414 8390

Register for this event

The expectations and demands places on overview and scrutiny have never been higher, yet the resources to support this work are constantly being squeezed.  Addressing this dichotomy, this training event focuses on best practice and how to achieve realistic and good outcomes. 

The attendance fee includes refreshments, lunch and online access to a resource pack. Please register online if you wish to attend.

Please email to let her know of any special arrangements you may require assistance with and any specific catering needs you may have. 


09.30 Coffee and registration

10.00 Welcome, introductions and immediate perceptions of the ambiguities, challenges and opportunities facing scrutiny.
John Cade, INLOGOV

10.40 A Centre for Public Scrutiny perspective. 
Jacqui McKinlay, Executive Director CfPS

10:55 An Association of Democratic Services perspective.
John Austin, Chair ADSO

11.10 Questions

11.30 Break

11.50 Group discussion on how we respond to issues raised and enhance the role of scrutiny. Are there any specific issues you would welcome input on during the day?
Andrew Coulson, INLOGOV

12.30 A Councillor’s Perspective.
Councillor Bryony Rudkin, Deputy Leader,
Ipswich Borough Council

13.15 Lunch

14.00 A Statutory Scrutiny Officer's perspective.
Paul Dean, Member Services Manager,
East Sussex County Council

14.45 Group discussion on pertinence of issues raised.

15.15 Round table discussion, involving all contributors, on key emerging threads and which issues participants are taking back to their own Councils.
Chaired by John Cade, INLOGOV

16.00 Close