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.
Tenant Scrutiny Board
We now have a Scrutiny Board focusing on Tenant Scrutiny. Volunteer tenants involved in local tenant scrutiny from across different parts of the city have now come together to make one Tenant Scrutiny Board. This gives tenants a city-wide and more influential voice in improving housing services. The role of the Tenant Scrutiny Board is to act as an independent group who carry out investigations into the day to day work of our service, the policies behind them and, importantly, the quality of service we are able to give. This is a key role that ensures the service focuses on the needs of tenants.
If you would like to submit any ideas for Tenant Scrutiny to look at, you can also email at firstname.lastname@example.org
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 JHOSC page in Related Pages.
Former Scrutiny Boards
Access meeting information in relation to former Scrutiny Boards (identified decommissioned).
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
- Follow us on Twitter @ScrutinyLeeds to receive regular updates regarding the work of Scrutiny boards and meeting reminders
- 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