Scrutiny and Task and Finish Reviews

Reviews in the Vale are undertaken by means of either a desk top review, a full in-depth review or a task and finish review and are supported by officers from Scrutiny and Committee Services and the Improvement and Development Team.


A task and finish group review is undertaken by a small group of Members who are requested to carry out a specific piece of work within a limited timescale.  A full review is when a particular subject is investigated in-depth. 


A review may involve oral and written evidence from key stakeholders, consider current performance and research notable and best practice by other service providers.  It may also involve talking to policy makers, managers and consumers, looking at service delivery on the ground in order to develop recommendations for improvement. 


When a review or task and finish report is completed, the Scrutiny Committee will agree upon its conclusions and recommendations and outline these in a report which is presented to the Cabinet.  This will request that the Cabinet responds to the issues raised in the report.  A number of in-depth and task and finish reviews have been undertaken by the Vale’s Scrutiny Committees as detailed below which are available to view or download as PDF files.


Scrutiny In-depth Reviews

Task and Finish Reviews