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Community and Adult Services Scrutiny Committee

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The Community and Adult Services Scrutiny Committee reviews:
  • ​Adult Social Care, 
  • Anti-Social Behaviour, 
  • Benefits, 
  • Community Safety,
  • Community Services,
  • Crime and Disorder, 
  • Housing, 
  • Mental Health, 
  • Neighbourhood Renewal, 
  • Physical Disabilities,
  • Safeguarding

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


A video of Councillor Shaun Jenkins, Chair of the Community and Adult Services Scrutiny Committee, discussing the work taken place during 2020 and 2021.​

Scrutiny is currently paused due to the upcoming local elections on 5 May 2022.

Scrutiny Committee Members will be appointed at the Council’s Annual General Meeting on 26 May 2022, with Scrutiny committee meetings recommencing in June 2022.

The new scrutiny committees will meet in June and July to develop their forward work programme. 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 contac​t us.​


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 Closer to Home Project inquiry report (518kb PDF​)​​​​​​​​​​Link opens in a new window​​

  • Preventing Young People’s Involvement in Drug Dealing (November 2018 – joint report with Children and Young People’s Scrutiny Committee)
  • Temporary and Supported Accommodation – The Single Person’s Gateway (January 2019)
  • ‘Closer to Home’: Out of County Placements for Adults with a Learning Disability (February 2021)

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.​

  • Information, Advice and Assistance for Mental Health Service Users: Analysis of Survey Responses, 2015
  • Parents Information and Support Needs on the “Closer to Home” Project for Young Adults with Learning Disabilities, 2019
  • Background Briefing Paper on Drug Offences in Cardiff and Wales, 2021​​

​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.

In 2020 to 21, the five scrutiny committees developed a combined Annual Report.

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