The role of the scrutiny boards is to examine our decisions and policies as well as overall performance of services and make recommendations - like a watchdog making sure the people of Leeds get the best out of their public services.
We have six scrutiny boards made up of councillors from all political parties. Some boards have members from outside the council, for example, school governors. Each board has a specific area they have responsibility for scrutinising.
Joint Health Overview and Scrutiny Committee (Yorkshire and the Humber)
Often referred to as the Joint HOSC or JHOSC. The Committee is made up of representatives from each of the 15 top-tier authorities across the region and specifically formed to consider the outcome of the Safe and Sustainable Review of Children's Congenital Cardiac Services in England. Further information on the Committee and its work can be downloaded from the page below.
Getting involved with Scrutiny
Scrutiny boards can consider suggestions of issues to look at from anyone. If you have a suggestion for a piece of work for the scrutiny boards, fill in a scrutiny request form available to download from "Getting Involved with Scrutiny " page .
You can be informed
- Contact us by email email@example.com to sign up to our mailing list and receive regular bulletins about the work of scrutiny boards
- All the scrutiny board meetings are open to the public to attend
- Browse through some of the previous work done by the scrutiny boards
- Read our 'Guide to scrutiny' for more information about meetings and the work of the scrutiny boards
- Read our 'Witness Guide to Scrutiny' for more specific information.
The following documents are available to download from this page
- Guide to Scrutiny
- Witness Guide to Scrutiny
- Latest Scrutiny News issue
- Scrutiny Annual Report