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Committee details

Children's Services Scrutiny Committee

Purpose of committee

Reviewing services provided to local people

The Children's Services Scrutiny Committee is one of the Council’s 5 scrutiny committees.  The Children's Services Scrutiny Committee is responsible for reviewing matters related to the council's education function. For this reason, there are co-opted members on the committee: two parent-governor positions, and representatives of the Church of England and Roman Catholic Diocese. The registers of interest for the co-opted members is below.

·        Sophie McNeill – Parent Governor Representative (Primary)

·        Susie Graves – Parent Governor Representative (Secondary)

·        Mary Clement – Roman Catholic Diocese Representative

·        Nick Turpin – Church of England Representative

During a review, committee members gather evidence in a variety of ways, including visiting organisations and other local authorities and receiving witness evidence, including from residents. When the committee has all the evidence they need, they make a number of recommendations to Executive to improve services and monitor their implementation 12 months on. 


Review Committees

The council has the following review committees: Policy and Performance Scrutiny Committee (which has overall responsibility for scrutiny and the work programme), Children’s Services Scrutiny Committee, Health and Care Scrutiny Committee, Housing Scrutiny Committee and Environment and Regeneration Scrutiny Committee.

If you have any questions about the work of the Children’s Services Scrutiny Committee, please contact:


Theo McLean
Islington Council
Town Hall
Upper Street
N1 2UD




Contact information

Support officer: Theo McLean. 0207 527 6568