Independent scrutiny 

The role of independent scrutineer is to act as a critical friend to promote reflection and drive continuous improvement. The independent scrutineer considers how effective local safeguarding arrangements are and provides constructive feedback and any recommendations on this to the strategic leadership group for their consideration. The independent scrutineer also scrutinises the partnership's annual report.  

Locally, we also invite our independent scrutineer to contribute to our deep dive learning cycles. You can read outcomes of previous independent scrutiny of local arrangements and deep dives: 

Our current independent scrutineer is Amanda Boodhoo. You can contact Amanda via the partnership team.