Committee details

Scrutiny for Policies, Adults and Health Committee

Purpose of committee

The Scrutiny for Policies, Adults and Health Committee ensures the effective performance of the scrutiny arrangements of the County Council, so that they can:

  • review and/or scrutinise decisions made or actions taken in connection with the discharge of any of the Council’s functions;
  • consider any matter affecting the area or its inhabitants, including matters relating to the national health service in the authority’s area;
  • ensure the voice and concerns of local people and the wider community are heard;
  • make reports and/or recommendations to the full Council and/or the Cabinet, along with other relevant committees and partner bodies;
  • assist Cabinet in the review, revision and development of policy.


Functional areas that are the responsibility of the Committee cover personal services to individuals as follows:

  • Health & Public Health Services
  • Learning and Physical Disabilities
  • Adult Care & Support Services
  • Community Safety


Contact information

Support officer: Jennie Murphy on 01823 357628, Email: Or Lindsey Tawse on 01823 355059, Email:

Postal address:
Democratic Services
County Hall, Taunton

Phone: 01823 357628 or 01823 359500