Greenwich Council

Committee details

Children & Young People Scrutiny Panel

Purpose of committee

There are six scrutiny panels.  Each Panel is responsible for monitoring budget management, service delivery and the results of inspection by regulators.


The Panels can also set up sub-groups to examine issues of public concern.


General Remit of the Panel

The Panel will look at raising standards for all children and young people and improving the quality of life of children, young people and families at risk.  The Panel will monitor the delivery of services for children and young people.


The Panel’s work programme includes:


·        Performance monitoring of key best value performance indicators (and local indicators) as selected by the Panel at its first meeting

·        Teenage pregnancy and young people’s sexual health

·        Monitoring schools exclusions

·        Looked after children

·        Youth crime and anti-social behaviour

·        Chief Officer/Cabinet Member reports.



The Children and Young People Scrutiny Panel does not have decision making powers, but can make recommendations to the Cabinet/full Council through the Overview and Scrutiny Committee.  It does have the power to:


·        Receive reports from senior Officers and Cabinet Members

·        Require senior Officers and Cabinet Members to attend meetings and answer questions on their areas of responsibility

·        Ask representatives of other organisations to give evidence to the Panel

·        Report and make recommendations to the Overview and Scrutiny Committee on any issue that falls within its remit.


Contact information

Support officer: Denise Kevern. Email: tel: 0208 921 5145

Phone: 020 8921 5145