Overview and Scrutiny
Overview and Scrutiny in local government is an essential part of the Councillors role as a representative of the people. It is about councillors making a difference by holding the cabinet to account; looking in depth at how services are provided and at reviewing and developing policies.
We believe that good scrutiny should:
- provide a 'critical friend' challenge to decision-makers
- reflect the public voice
- take the lead and own the scrutiny process
- make an impact on service delivery.
The below pages set out what scrutiny is, how it works at South Holland and how you can get involved.