Scrutiny has a pivotal role in promoting improvement, efficiency and collaboration across public services and in holding those responsible for delivering services to account.

The role of scrutiny is increasingly important at this time when public services are responding to the challenge of financial constraints, while continuously seeking to improve in response to rising
public expectations. Developing effective joint scrutiny arrangements for new, and emerging, collaborations is also a growing priority.

Resources produced before, during and in response to the ‘Scrutiny in the spotlight – investing to maximise its impact’ Conference in November 2013 are gathered together in this document.

The resources, including presentations, speeches, video clips, blogs, tool kits and delegate Tweets, reflect the importance being placed on the role of public service scrutiny in Wales during
these challenging times.