Scrutiny Team

The Council’s Scrutiny Committees are supported by a dedicated team within the Democratic Services and Scrutiny Secretariat. It is their role to support the effectiveness of scrutiny, carrying out research and proposing possible areas of investigation and lines of questioning. They attend committee meetings as advisers on current and planned investigations.

They project manage the work of the task groups set up for specific investigations: including project milestones; triangulating data and research; identifying and inviting witnesses and other contributors; and compiling the information together into the investigation report.  In addition, they act as a “voice” for scrutiny within the organisation, representing members’ concerns to the different service directorates and promoting quality improvement.

The Council’s designated Head of Scrutiny is Camilla de Bernhardt Lane, Deputy Democratic Services and Scrutiny Manager (

The Scrutiny Lead Officer for each Scrutiny Committee is set out below:

  • Corporate Infrastructure and Regulatory Services Scrutiny – Camilla de Bernhardt Lane
  • Health and Adult Care Scrutiny – Dan Looker
  • Children’s Scrutiny – Charlie Fisher

For further information please contact any one of the team shown above on 01392 383143 or by email