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Overview and Scrutiny

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What is Scrutiny.
Scrutiny provides the role of the "critical friend" to the decision makers within the Council. It assists in strategic policy development, it drives improvement in public services and it enables the voice of the public to be heard.

Scrutiny In Birmingham

There are five overview and scrutiny committees, which are structured to cover every aspect of the City Council's work, ensuring Cabinet Members are accountable for the decisions they make and for the services being delivered across the city. The Health and Social Care Committee also oversees health issues and looks at the work of the NHS in Birmingham and across the West Midlands.

Below are the details for the five overview and scrutiny committees. Follow the links below to find out more and how to contact the committee:

Councillor Waseem Zaffar chairs the Corporate Resources Committee

Councillor Victoria Quinn chairs the Economy, Skills and Sustainability Committee

Councillor Susan Barnett chairs the Education and Vulnerable Children Committee

Councillor Majid Mahmood chairs the Health and Social Care Committee

Councillor Zafar Iqbal chairs the Neighbourhood and Community Services Committee