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Children and Young People Scrutiny Committee

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The Children and Young People Scrutiny Committee reviews:
  • ​Children’s Social Services, 
  • Corporate Parenting Advisory Committee, 
  • Early Years Development,
  • Education Consortium, 
  • Education Welfare and Inclusion, 
  • Governor Services, 
  • Play Services, 
  • Regional Adoption Collaborative, 
  • Safeguarding, 
  • Schools ​Improvement, 
  • Schools Organisation Planning, 
  • Schools Support Services,​ 
  • Schools Transport, 
  • Special Educational Needs, 
  • Youth Justice Services, and
  • Youth Services

Scrutiny Committee members are keen to hear the opinions and concerns of those who live and work in Cardiff.​ 

Have your say on topics that interest you.​


A video of Councillor Lee Bridgeman, Chair of the Children and Young People Scrutiny Committee, discussing the work taken place during 2020 and 2021.​

Scrutiny Committee Members were appointed at the Council’s Annual General Meeting on 26 May 2022, and Scrutiny Committee meetings recommenced in June 2022.

Scrutiny Committee Members are currently developing their forward work programme for the remainder of 2022-23. They will be published when they have been agreed by committee.

If you would like to help the Committee to develop good outcomes for the residents of Cardiff, you can suggest an item to include on the next plan by contacting us.​​

Please see below for information on previous scrutiny inquiries and research reports. 

You can also view previous committee meeting papers​.

For full copies of these reports, please contact u​s.​


Inquiry repor​ts​

Scrutiny Committees sometimes look in detail at a topic and send a report to Cabinet, with recommendations for how to improve.​

The Cabinet considers the report and responds to the recommendations.

Summary of Out of Council Placements inquiry report (483kb PDF)​​​​​​​​​​Link opens in a new window

  • Out of County Placements (May 2018)
  • Preventing Young People’s Involvement in Drug Dealing (November 2018 – Joint report with Community and Adult Services Scrutiny Committee)
  • Child Mental Health and Wellbeing Support and Services (January 2020)

Research reports​​

We undertake independent research to inform the Committees’ work, collecting evidence from stakeholders on their views and experiences. We also review existing research and good practice to highlight work Cardiff Council could learn from.​

  • A Survey on the Training and Support for School Governors in Cardiff, 2014
  • Comparative information of the referrals and assessment processes in selected local authorities in England and Wales, 2015
  • Best and Recommended Practice in Tackling Child Sexual Exploitation, 2015

​Every year, scrutiny committees report on their work, highlighting contributions received and recommendations made.

Their reports highlight the impact of scrutiny and changes that were carried out.

for 2020 to 21, and for 2021 to 2022 the five scrutiny committees developed a combined Annual Report.

View the Scrutiny Annual Report 2021 to 2022 (5.47mb PDF)​​​​​​​​​​Link opens in a new window
View the Scrutiny Annual Report 2020 to 2021 (​5.2mb PDF)​​​​​​​​​​​​Link opens in a new window​​

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