Scrutiny at St Helens Borough Council
There are three Overview and Scrutiny Committees made up of non-cabinet councillors, each with its own remit.
They are coordinated by and report to the Overview and Scrutiny Commission, whose membership includes the chair of each committee as well as other non-cabinet councillors.
At a senior management level, there are scrutiny link officers who provide information and act as a link between each committee and the various council directorates.
Each year an annual report is produced that covers the work of Scrutiny during the previous 12 months.