Overview and Scrutiny

Social Care Committee

The Committee will scrutinise the quality and performance of all Social Care related services delivered by the Council.

The remit and scope of the Committee in relation to Social Care related services is as follows:

  • Adult Care
  • Children’s Services
  • Strategic Joint Commissioning
  • Carers
  • Integrated services and well-being
  • Domiciliary Care
  • Work with the Third Sector
  • Compliance with the Social Services and Well-being Act
  • West Wales Care Partnership
  • Regional Safeguarding
  • Regional Fostering
  • Regional Adoption

The Committee has 13 members and will meet at least five times per year. Details of Committee members and future meetings, along with the Committee Work Programme, can be found below.

Social Care Overview and Scrutiny Committee

10 November 2022

One-off Committee Items

  • Item: Commissioning Plan
  • Purpose: Market Stability Report and market development.
  • Item: Paid and Unpaid Carer
  • Purpose: Concerns of the impact of cost of living crisis on carers
  • Item: Directors Annual Plan
  • Purpose: To understand the key priorities, challenges and risks for the directorate

Standing / Re-occurring Items

  • Item: Safeguarding
  • Purpose: To have ongoing scrutiny and oversight to ensure that adequate measures are in place to comply with our statutory duties to safeguard and promote the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults.

12 January 2023

One-off Committee Items

  • Item: County Council Budget 2022-23 and Summary Medium Term Financial Plan
  • Purpose: To scrutinise proposals for the Council’s budget and Council Tax levels for 2022-23
  • Item: Quality Assurance Framework Working Group
  • Purpose: To consider whether to continue with the Working Group following suspension of the work due to the pandemic.
  • Item: Update from the West Wales Regional Partnership Board
  • Purpose: Performance and delivery of the schemes funded via the Regional Integration Fund (RIF)

Standing / Re-occurring Items

  • Item: Performance Reporting/Monitoring
  • Purpose: To scrutinise service performance and financial management on a quarterly basis

16 March 2023

One-off Committee Items

  • Item: Working with the 3rd Sector
  • Purpose: To understand and consider 3rd Sector provision.
  • Item: Strategy for Keeping Families Together (previously known as LAC Reduction Strategy) and Action Plan
  • Purpose: To monitor the strategy and progress of the Action Plan

Standing / Re-occurring Items

  • Item: Safeguarding
  • Purpose: To have ongoing scrutiny and oversight to ensure that adequate measures are in place to comply with our statutory duties to safeguard and promote the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults.

Terms of reference

Purpose

The Social Care Overview and Scrutiny Committee will review and scrutinise services relating to the care, support and well-being needs of children and adults

Role and function

To scrutinise the quality and performance of all Social Care related services delivered by the Council, through the development of a risk-based approach utilising relevant management information such as:

  • service improvement plans
  • financial information
  • performance measures
  • business risk
  • self-assessment
  • customer feedback / surveys
  • external inspection / regulatory reports

Remit and scope

  • Adult Care
  • Children’s Services
  • Strategic Joint Commissioning 
  • Carers
  • Integrated services and well-being
  • Domiciliary care
  • Work with third sector
  • Compliance with the Social Services and Well-being Act
  • West Wales Care Partnership 
  • Regional Safeguarding 
  • Regional Fostering 
  • Regional Adoption

Procedure

The Committee will conduct its proceedings in accordance with the Overview and Scrutiny Procedure Rules set out in Section 7 of the Council’s Constitution.

Membership

There will be 13 Members on the Committee

Frequency of meetings

The Social Care Overview and Scrutiny Committee will meet at least 5 times per municipal year.

ID: 549, revised 10/10/2022
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