Committee details

Scrutiny for Policies, Children and Families Committee

Purpose of committee

This Scrutiny Committee covers the full range of functions covered by the Cabinet Member for Children’s Services. The key focus of the Committee is to assist the Cabinet Member, the Cabinet, the Council and its partners to improve the life chances of all children in Somerset through effective and joined up approaches to the delivery of services.


The committee has up to seven co-opted members, including three church representatives and four non-elected representatives. These co-opted members have voting rights on education matters.



Contact information

Support officer: Neil Milne on 01823 359045. Email:

Postal address:
Commmunity Governance
County Hall, Taunton

Phone: 01823 357628 or 01823 359500