Committee details

Children's Services Scrutiny Panel

Purpose of committee

The Children’s Services Scrutiny Panel has responsibility to consider all matters related to Children’s Social Care and Education.  The Panel will be the main mechanism by which Scrutiny members will scrutinise and monitor the planning and performance of the Council’s services to children and young people and the Council’s Corporate Parenting role, including regular reporting of the improvement plan and safeguarding partnership.  To promote ‘critical friend’ challenge to the Council’s Executive specific to Ofsted improvement and to deliver statutory functions when educational matters are considered.


Part of the Panel’s work will be to seek the lived experience of children and young people about the services they receive.  The Panel will look to ensure there are sufficient and adequate mechanisms in place to encourage participation, with the aim to inform service delivery, wider improvement set by Ofsted framework and practice standards.



Contact information

Support officer: Tom Hoghton, Policy & Strategy Service Manager. 0161 342 5082 or Email:

Postal address:
Tameside One
Market Place

Phone: 0161 342 5082