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Our scrutiny system

Our scrutiny system consists of the Overview Select Committee and seven scrutiny commissions. The configuration for scrutiny during 2022-2023 was approved at Full Council on 19 May 2022.

Contents

  1. Overview Select Committee
  2. Adult Social Care
  3. Health and Wellbeing
  4. Children, Young People and Education
  5. Neighbourhood Services
  6. Heritage, Culture, Leisure and Tourism
  7. Economic Development, Transport and Climate Emergency
  8. Housing

1. Overview Select Committee

Key areas

  • Finance
  • Capital programmes
  • Land and buildings transactions
  • Operational and corporate estate
  • Asset Strategy
  • IT
  • Corporate Equalities
  • Local Plan
  • Digital Transformation including customer services
  • Communications/engagement
  • HR
  • Emergency management/resilience
  • Covid and continued pandemic response
  • Refugee resettlement programmes
  • Other key strategic priorities and key corporate emerging issues
  • Lead role in scrutinising external bodies/partner organisations that have a major impact on the city

Executive member(s)

  • Sir Peter Soulsby - City Mayor

Lead directors(s)

  • Miranda Cannon - Director of Delivery, Communications and Political Governance
  • Colin Sharpe, Deputy Director of Finance
  • Amy Oliver, Head of Finance

2. Adult Social Care

Key areas

  • Health Transfers and Discharge
  • Adult’s Safeguarding
  • Adult Mental Health Issues
  • Social Work
  • Independent Living
  • Contact and Response
  • Adaptations & Assistive Technology
  • Dementia Care
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Enablement Services (Shared Lives, Supported Living)
  • ASC Commissioning

Executive member(s)

  • Councillor Sarah Russell - Deputy City Mayor with responsibility for Social Care and Anti-Poverty

Lead directors(s)

  • Martin Samuels – Strategic Director Social Care and Education
  • Ruth Lake - Director of Adult Social Care and Safeguarding
  • Tracie Rees - Director of Adult Social Care and Commissioning

3. Health and Wellbeing

Key areas

  • Public Health services and commissioning
  • Lifestyle services (including diabetes, sexual health)
  • Configuration of partner services; including consultations, financial accounts, and procurement of services
  • Care system integration
  • Primary health provision
  • Secondary healthcare provision
  • Mental health provision – general
  • Drug and alcohol treatment services
  • Oral Health
  • Health Inequalities
  • Covid – general overview and implications for partner organisations. 

Executive member(s)

  • Councillor Vi Dempster - Assistant City Mayor for Health

Lead directors(s)

  • Ivan Browne – Director of Public Health
  • Martin Samuels – Strategic Director Social Care and Education

4. Children, Young People and Education

Key areas

  • Looked after Children
  • Children in Need
  • Early Help
  • Children’s Safeguarding
  • Children’s Social Care
  • Special Educational Needs and Disability
  • Education Sufficiency and Admissions
  • Relationship with Academies and Free Schools
  • Pupil Place Planning & Strategy
  • Pupil Referral Unit
  • Virtual Schools
  • Maintained Schools
  • Governor Services
  • Targeted Youth Support
  • Education Welfare
  • School meals
  • Ofsted inspections
  • Mental Health of children and young people and school service provision
  • Covid recovery implications on children and young people. 

Executive member(s)

  • Councillor Sarah Russell - Deputy City Mayor with responsibility for Social Care and Anti-Poverty
  • Councillor Elly Cutkelvin – Assistant City Mayor for Education and Housing

Lead directors(s)

  • Martin Samuels – Strategic Director Social Care and Education
  • Caroline Tote - Director of Children’s Social Care and Early Help
  • Sue Welford – Principal Education Officer
  • Tracie Rees - Director of Adult Social Care and Commissioning

5. Neighbourhood Services

Key areas

  • Regulatory Services
  • Community Safety and Protection
  • Community Cohesion and prevent
  • CCTV
  • Allotments
  • Libraries and Community Centres
  • Waste Management
  • Gypsy and Traveller sites
  • Cleansing
  • Voluntary and Community Sector strategy/engagement and support
  • Neighbourhood Enforcement Services and activity including Noise Team, Dog Wardens, Pest Control and City Wardens
  • Parks and Open Spaces – including play areas
  • Trees and Woodland
  • Ward Community Meetings

Executive member(s)

  • Councillor Kirk Master - Assistant City Mayor for Neighbourhood Services
  • Councillor Adam Clarke – Deputy City Mayor for Environment and Transportation
  • Councillor Piara Singh-Clair - Deputy City Mayor for Culture, Leisure, Sport and Regulatory Services

Lead directors(s)

  • Sean Atterbury - Director of Neighbourhood and Environmental Services
  • Miranda Cannon - Director of Delivery, Communications and Political Governance
  • Caroline Tote - Director of Children’s Social Care and Early Help

6. Heritage, Culture, Leisure and Tourism

Key areas

  • Sports Services
  • Conservation Areas
  • Listed Buildings
  • Heritage strategy
  • Arts and Museums
  • Festival and Events
  • King Richard III Visitor Centre
  • De Montfort Hall
  • Tourism 

Executive member(s)

  • Councillor Piara Singh-Clair - Deputy City Mayor for Culture, Leisure, Sport and Regulatory Services

Lead directors(s)

  • Mike Dalzell - Director of Tourism, Culture and Inward Investment
  • Ivan Browne – Director of Public Health
  • Andrew Beddow – Head of Sports
  • Andrew Smith - Director of Planning, Development and Transportation
  • Sean Atterbury- Director of Neighbourhood and Environmental Services

7. Economic Development, Transport and Climate Emergency

Key areas

  • Planning Enforcement
  • Highways
  • Parking – including Workplace Parking Levy consultation process
  • Development Projects
  • Transport
  • Street lighting
  • Environmental protection including air quality, flood planning, natural environment
  • Sustainability and Energy
  • Climate Emergency Action Plan
  • Strategic Transport Plan
  • Procurement
  • Markets
  • Inward Investment & Place Marketing
  • City Centre projects
  • Economic Regeneration
  • Adult Skills and Learning
  • Traffic Regulation Orders
  • Leicester, Leicestershire Enterprise Partnership (LLEP)

Executive member(s)

  • Sir Peter Soulsby - City Mayor
  • Councillor Adam Clarke – Deputy City Mayor for Environment and Transportation
  • Councillor Danny Myers – Assistant City Mayor for Jobs, Skills, Policy Delivery and Communications

Lead directors(s)

  • Andrew Smith - Director of Planning, Development and Transportation
  • Matt Wallace - Director of Estates and Building Services
  • Mike Dalzell - Director of Tourism, Culture and Inward Investment

8. Housing

Key areas

  • Housing Options (Advice and Support and Homelessness Prevention)
  • Hostels
  • Private Sector Housing
  • Vacant Property Management Voids
  • Income Management
  • STAR (Tenancy Support)
  • Housing Repairs and Maintenance
  • Energy Efficiency in homes
  • Tenancy and Estate Management
  • Stores
  • Fleet and Passenger Transport
  • Housing Development and New House Building
  • Accommodating refugees/new communities

Executive member(s)

  • Councillor Elly Cutkelvin – Assistant City Mayor for Education and Housing

Lead directors(s)

  • Chris Burgin – Director of Housing