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Adult Social Care Glossary, v 0.41

Overview and scrutiny

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The part of your local council that looks at decisions - including decisions affecting people with care and support needs - made by the council's elected decision-makers. In many councils, the main decisions are made by councillors in the Cabinet. The Overview and Scrutiny Committee, which is made up of councillors who are not in the Cabinet, reviews these decisions, asks questions, investigates issues affecting the local area, and makes recommendations. If you are unhappy about your council's policy on some aspect of the care and support you need, you could contact your local councillor or the chair of your local Overview and Scrutiny Committee.

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