Committee details

Safeguarding Overview & Scrutiny Committee

Purpose of committee

The Safeguarding Overview and Scrutiny Committee is responsible for scrutiny of safeguarding vulnerable people, community safety and localism. In particular it will include priorities around:

·         Safeguarding children

·         Safeguarding vulnerable adults

·         The Council’s responsibilities regarding reducing crime and the fear of crime and wider Community Safety priorities (referring matters as appropriate to the Police, Fire and Crime Panel where responsibility sits with the Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner).


There will be occasions when the committee will undertake joint working with the Health and Care Overview and Scrutiny Committee especially in regard to safeguarding issues and the Corporate Parenting Meeting in respect of safeguarding children.


Contact information

Support officer: Helen Phillips. Email:

Phone: 01785 276143