Overview and Scrutiny

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Staff training

Training sessions were delivered for members of staff who may be called as witnesses by the Overview and Scrutiny Committee and covered:

  • A national perspective on Scrutiny
  • Scrutiny principles and practices
  • Councillor/employee relationships in Scrutiny e.g. being a witness
  • Officer support to Scrutiny
  • Good practice case studies
  • Scrutiny terms of reference and protocols
  • Specific issues relating to NBC

Further seminars were held and covered:

  • A national perspective on Scrutiny
  • Scrutiny principles and practices
  • Councillor/employee relationships in Scrutiny e.g. being a witness
  • Officer involvement and support in Scrutiny
  • Good practice case studies
  • Scrutiny terms of reference and protocols in Northampton Borough Council
  • Preparation for being called as a witness to a Scrutiny Committee meeting/call-in hearing etc.
  • Framing reports for submission to Scrutiny
  • Information for Scrutiny reviews
  • Roleplay - being called as a witness to Overview and Scrutiny