Delivering good outcomes for the residents and
communities we serve through a constructive, proactive and
objective approach to the consideration, scrutiny and review of
policies, strategies, financial and performance issues.
- To review and develop policy at the
Committee's own initiative or at the request of the Cabinet or the
Public Health Joint Board and make recommendations to the Cabinet,
Joint Committee or the Full Council.
- To oversee major consultations and make
recommendations to the Cabinet, Joint Committee or the Full
- To give advice on any matters as requested
by the Cabinet or the Joint Committee.
- To hold the Executive to account through a
process that seeks and considers necessary explanations,
information and evidence to ensure good outcomes for our residents
- Through proactive scrutiny inquiry work, to
contribute to improving the lives of our residents and communities,
through an active contribution to the Council’s improvement
- To scrutinise key areas of strategic and
operational activity and, where necessary, make recommendations to
the Full Council, Cabinet or Joint Committee in respect of;
i) Matters which affect the Council's area or
ii) Performance of services in accordance with
the targets in the Corporate Plan or other approved service
iii) To provide a clear focus on finding
efficiency savings in accordance with requirements in the
Council’s financial strategy.
iv) To monitor
expenditure against available budgets and, where necessary, make
recommendations to the Cabinet or the Joint Committee.
v) To consider proposed budget plans, service
plans and any other major planning or strategic statements and to
make recommendations to the Cabinet or the Joint Committee.
responsibilities for the Committees are;
‘To exercise a proactive and effective
overview and scrutiny of functions to ensure the effective delivery
of those specific outcomes as contained in the Corporate
Outcome: - To ensure that people in Dorset are
- Everyone should feel safe,
wherever they are……
- Children and vulnerable adults are safe
wherever they are;
- Crime, antisocial behaviour and domestic
abuse across Dorset is minimised;
- There are fewer accidental injuries and
deaths – including those on Dorset’s roads;
- People and communities are better able to
cope with environmental change and other natural emergencies.
members of the County Council not being members of the