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Dennett House, 11 Middle Street
Taunton, Somerset, TA1 1SH

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Email: info@swcouncils.gov.uk

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Training and Events

Many of our courses can be adapted for in-house delivery and can be specifically tailored to meet individual needs.

Sometimes due to reasons beyond our control a course has to be cancelled or postponed.  We will advise nominating officers and applicants immediately of such a decision.  Please note in exceptional circumstances we may have to make changes at short notice to the content (to reflect changes in legislation, current thinking or topical issues), timing, speakers and/or venue.

South West Councils, Dennett House, 11 Middle Street, Taunton, Somerset TA1 1SH, Learning and Transformation Administration Team: 01823 270101


Introduction to Scrutiny




This course is for delivery on an in-house basis - see content described below.


A 2hr workshop providing an understanding of Scrutiny for all councillors, co-optees, relevant officers and key partners who participate in Scrutiny.


  • Contribution of Scrutiny to the council and area
  • Powers and influence of O&S
  • Potential outcomes from Scrutiny
  • Ways of working - in committee and less formal scrutiny activity
Optional additional module:
  • skills for scrutiny work programming, project scoping, questioning and listening - for non executives only.
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