The Scrutiny team at Brighton and Hove City Council is formed of two committees: 

The Overview and Scrutiny Committee:

This co-ordinates overview and scrutiny work in the council.

It is responsible for setting up Scrutiny Review Panels and directly scrutinises decisions and services relating to place, communities, resources and finance.

The committee is also the designated Crime and Disorder Committee (as required under the Police and Justice Act 2006) for the city and undertakes the scrutiny of flood and coastal erosion plans (as required by the Localism Act 2011).

The Health and Wellbeing Overview and Scrutiny Committee (HWOSC)

This scrutinises NHS services across Brighton and Hove.

It is one of the statutory consultee bodies for major changes in local health provision.

The HWOSC has responsibility for scrutinising children's and adult social care services in the city, sharing the role with the relevant policy committees. The HWOSC also carries out a lot of its work through workshops and scrutiny review panels.

If you have a specific question for the Scrutiny team which is not answered here, please feel free to contact us:

Phone: (01273) 291084
Twitter: @BHScrutiny
Post: Scrutiny Team, Room 128 King’s House, Brighton & Hove City Council, Grand Avenue, Hove, BN3 2LS