Have been putting some more thought into my idea for a Scrutiny Best Practice booklet.
Here’s a draft outline plan:
- Preparation, Participation, Partnership
- A Note on Structures
Part One: Preparation
- Objectives and Outcomes
- Agendas and Reports
- The Meeting
- Post Meeting
Part Two: Participation
- Scrutiny and Overview Members
- Backbench Members
- The Executive
- The Public
- Expert Witnesses
- Methods of Participation
Part Three: Partnership
- Scrutiny and the Executive
- Scrutiny and ‘Backbenh’ Councillors
- Scrutiny and the Public
- Scrutiny and the Media
- Using Preparation, Participation and Partnership to create sucessful outcomes
The aim would be to put together case studies each chapter showing how things can be done – and how they might have been done better.
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I would find this very useful. How are you getting on with it?
Sadly I no longer work in Scrutiny, and so my enthusiasm for the project has diminished somewhat. Some of the ideas mentioned were included in the Scrutiny Handbook I wrote for BCKLWN which you can find here.
Hi Dave, are you aware if this idea was taken forward by anyone else? This kind of booklet would be ideal for a review I am currently working on but I’m currently drawing up blanks on the subject. Thanks