Overview and Scrutiny (or Scrutiny) is a statutory function - a power by which decision-makers can be held to account on behalf of the public.
It has four main roles:
- holding the Cabinet to account
- policy development and review
- external scrutiny including issues affecting the wider community such as health and crime
- performance review and monitoring to ensure continuous improvement
Scrutiny provides independent examination of policies and decisions about local services, whether provided by Redbridge Council or external organisations, and opportunities to champion issues of local concern.
Scrutiny checks what is happening against what should be happening and plays a similar role to that of Select Committees in Parliament.
Recordings of past meetings can be viewed here.
Click here to suggest topics for Scrutiny.
Scrutiny is a key component of the Council’s decision-making structure. Its aim is to consider a community/ public perspective in helping to provide a balanced picture of local matters.