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Adult Social Care Cabinet Advisory Team

Cabinet Members acting individually, have the responsibility for determining matters which fall within their portfolios. The Cabinet Member will take decisions in the public arena (except where exempt or confidential information is involved) and they will do this formally at a Cabinet Advisory Team. Other members such as Cabinet Advisors, the Chair of a relevant Scrutiny Panel and named opposition representatives may also attend and express their views but it is stressed that only the Cabinet Member is responsible for taking the decision, no one else. (To view the Portfolios, please click on 'Public Documents' on the left hand side and follow the links to the Constitution).

Adults and Health Scrutiny Panel

The Council each year appoints a number of Scrutiny Panels. Whilst the panels have specific functions their primary role is to review and scrutinise decisions or actions taken in connection with the discharge of the Council’s functions and make reports to the Council or executive as appropriate (post scrutiny) and to exercise the right to ‘call-in’ for reconsideration, decisions made but not yet implemented (pre scrutiny). Part 3 of the Council’s Constitution contains the Scrutiny Panel Terms of Reference. (To view the Terms of Reference, please click on 'Public Documents' on the left hand side and follow the links to the Constitution).

Assessment Sub-Committee of the Standards Committee 1

The Council's Standards Committee appoints an Assessments Sub-Committee to discharge any function specified in Section 57 A of the Local Government Act, 2000, or any amending or superseding legislation (matters relating to the initial assessment of a complaint received), taking into account any relevant guidance issued by the Standards Board for England. If you wish to ascertain the correct attendance figure for members on this committee, please contact Democratic Services on 0121 569 3184.

Assessment Sub-Committee of the Standards Committee 2

The Council's Standards Committee appoints an Assessments Sub-Committee to discharge any function specified in Section 57 A of the Local Government Act, 2000, or any amending or superseding legislation (matters relating to the initial assessment of a complaint received), taking into account any relevant guidance issued by the Standards Board for England. If you wish to ascertain the correct attendance figure for members on this committee, please contact Democratic Services on 0121 569 3184.

Asset Management and Land Disposal Cabinet Committee

The Counicl has established an Asset Management and Land Disposal Committee of Cabinet to provide strategic policy direction for all matters relating to the acquisition, management and disposal of land and property and to maximise the value of capital assets to achieve priority outcomes.

Audit Committee

The Council has established an Audit Committee in order to follow good practice in governance and to improve corporate focus on the issues arising from risk management, internal control and reporting.

Cabinet

The Cabinet comprises the Leader and eight Cabinet Members each with a defined portfolio (or areas of responsibility). Collectively, the Cabinet will make recommendations to the Council on the Council’s overall policy direction.

Chief Officer Terms and Conditions Committee

The Council appoints a Chief Officer Terms and Conditions Committee to deal with the process of selection and appointment of the Chief Executive and Chief Officers of the authority. (To view the Terms of Reference, please click on 'Public Documents' on the left hand side and follow the links to the Constitution).

Children and Families Cabinet Advisory Team

Cabinet Members acting individually, have the responsibility for determining matters which fall within their portfolios. The Cabinet Member will take decisions in the public arena (except where exempt or confidential information is involved) and they will do this formally at a Cabinet Advisory Team. Other members such as Cabinet Advisors, the Chair of a relevant Scrutiny Panel and named opposition representatives may also attend and express their views but it is stressed that only the Cabinet Member is responsible for taking the decision, no one else. (To view the Portfolios, please click on 'Public Documents' on the left hand side and follow the links to the Constitution).

Children and Young People Scrutiny Panel

The Council each year appoints a number of Scrutiny Panels. Whilst the panels have specific functions their primary role is to review and scrutinise decisions or actions taken in connection with the discharge of the Council’s functions and make reports to the Council or executive as appropriate (post scrutiny) and to exercise the right to ‘call-in’ for reconsideration, decisions made but not yet implemented (pre scrutiny). Part 3 of the Council’s Constitution contains the Scrutiny Panel Terms of Reference. (To view the Terms of Reference, please click on 'Public Documents' on the left hand side and follow the links to the Constitution).

Consideration and Hearing Sub-Committee of the Standards Committee 1

To consider investigation reports in accordance with the provisions of Regulation 17 of the Standards Committee (England) Regulations 2008, or any amending or superseding legislation, and to make an appropriate finding; to conduct local hearings under Regulation 18 of the Standards Committee (England) Regulations 2008, or any amending or superseding legislation and to make an appropriate finding; to impose any one of or any combination of sanctions that are available to a Standards Committee, in appropriate circumstances; and to deal with any matters relating to the pre-hearing process and post-hearing process that are relevant to the Sub-Committee. If you wish to ascertain the correct attendance figure for members on this committee, please contact Democratic Services on 0121 569 3184.

Consideration and Hearing Sub-Committee of the Standards Committee 2

To consider investigation reports in accordance with the provisions of Regulation 17 of the Standards Committee (England) Regulations 2008, or any amending or superseding legislation, and to make an appropriate finding; to conduct local hearings under Regulation 18 of the Standards Committee (England) Regulations 2008, or any amending or superseding legislation and to make an appropriate finding; to impose any one of or any combination of sanctions that are available to a Standards Committee, in appropriate circumstances; and to deal with any matters relating to the pre-hearing process and post-hearing process that are relevant to the Sub-Committee. If you wish to ascertain the correct attendance figure for members on this committee, please contact Democratic Services on 0121 569 3184.

Council

The Council is responsible for approving the overall policy framework including the budget and retains responsibility for regulatory functions (most of which it will delegate to committees operating within the ‘Constitutional’ arm of the decision-making structure. The Council will also have a key role in holding the executive to account.

Education and Lifelong Learning Scrutiny Panel

The Council each year appoints a number of Scrutiny Panels. Whilst the panels have specific functions their primary role is to review and scrutinise decisions or actions taken in connection with the discharge of the Council’s functions and make reports to the Council or executive as appropriate (post scrutiny) and to exercise the right to ‘call-in’ for reconsideration, decisions made but not yet implemented (pre scrutiny). Part 3 of the Council’s Constitution contains the Scrutiny Panel Terms of Reference. (To view the Terms of Reference, please click on 'Public Documents' on the left hand side and follow the links to the Constitution).

Emergency Committee

In the event of a serious incident and/or major emergencies where the District Emergency Co-ordinator considers that the Emergency Committee is required to be convened, the Committee shall consider and approve requests for funding above and beyond normal allocated budget expenditure; provide guidance on issues of national significance; assist in briefing Council Members as appropriate and authorise any other actions that may be deemed appropriate under the prevailing circumstances which would otherwise require a decision of the Cabinet, an individual Cabinet Member or the full Council.

Environment and Sustainability Scrutiny Panel

The Council each year appoints a number of Scrutiny Panels. Whilst the panels have specific functions their primary role is to review and scrutinise decisions or actions taken in connection with the discharge of the Council’s functions and make reports to the Council or executive as appropriate (post scrutiny) and to exercise the right to ‘call-in’ for reconsideration, decisions made but not yet implemented (pre scrutiny). Part 3 of the Council’s Constitution contains the Scrutiny Panel Terms of Reference. (To view the Terms of Reference, please click on 'Public Documents' on the left hand side and follow the links to the Constitution).

Equality and Diversity Scrutiny Panel

The Council each year appoints a number of Scrutiny Panels. Whilst the panels have specific functions their primary role is to review and scrutinise decisions or actions taken in connection with the discharge of the Council’s functions and make reports to the Council or executive as appropriate (post scrutiny) and to exercise the right to ‘call-in’ for reconsideration, decisions made but not yet implemented (pre scrutiny). Part 3 of the Council’s Constitution contains the Scrutiny Panel Terms of Reference. (To view the Terms of Reference, please click on 'Public Documents' on the left hand side and follow the links to the Constitution).

Finance and Resources Scrutiny Panel

The Council each year appoints a number of Scrutiny Panels. Whilst the panels have specific functions their primary role is to review and scrutinise decisions or actions taken in connection with the discharge of the Council’s functions and make reports to the Council or executive as appropriate (post scrutiny) and to exercise the right to ‘call-in’ for reconsideration, decisions made but not yet implemented (pre scrutiny). Part 3 of the Council’s Constitution contains the Scrutiny Panel Terms of Reference. (To view the Terms of Reference, please click on 'Public Documents' on the left hand side and follow the links to the Constitution).

General Purposes and Arbitration Committee

The Council appoints a General Purposes Committee to deal with a diverse range of issues, in particular to make recommendations to Council on the appointment of representatives on outside bodies, civic and ceremonial matters, all matters relating to the boundaries of the Borough and the Wards, the registration of electors and the conduct of European, Parliamentary and local government elections and the power to make, amend, revoke and re-enact by-laws. (To view the Terms of Reference, please click on 'Public Documents' on the left hand side and follow the links to the Constitution).

Housing Cabinet Advisory Team

Cabinet Members acting individually, have the responsibility for determining matters which fall within their portfolios. The Cabinet Member will take decisions in the public arena (except where exempt or confidential information is involved) and they will do this formally at a Cabinet Advisory Team. Other members such as Cabinet Advisors, the Chair of a relevant Scrutiny Panel and named opposition representatives may also attend and express their views but it is stressed that only the Cabinet Member is responsible for taking the decision, no one else. (To view the Portfolios, please click on 'Public Documents' on the left hand side and follow the links to the Constitution).

Jobs and Economy Cabinet Advisory Team

Cabinet Members acting individually, have the responsibility for determining matters which fall within their portfolios. The Cabinet Member will take decisions in the public arena (except where exempt or confidential information is involved) and they will do this formally at a Cabinet Advisory Team. Other members such as Cabinet Advisors, the Chair of a relevant Scrutiny Panel and named opposition representatives may also attend and express their views but it is stressed that only the Cabinet Member is responsible for taking the decision, no one else. (To view the Portfolios, please click on 'Public Documents' on the left hand side and follow the links to the Constitution).

Joint Children and Families and Adult Social Care Cabinet Advisory Team

Cabinet Members acting individually, have the responsibility for determining matters which fall within their portfolios. The Members will take decisions in the public arena (except where exempt or confidential information is involved) and they will do this formally at a Joint Cabinet Advisory Team. Other members such as Cabinet Advisors, the Chairs of relevant Scrutiny Panels and named opposition representatives may also attend and express their views but it is stressed that only the Cabinet Members are responsible for taking the decision, no one else. (To view the Portfolios, please click on 'Public Documents' on the left hand side and follow the links to the Constitution).

Joint Children and Families and Strategic Resources Cabinet Advisory Team

Cabinet Members acting individually, have the responsibility for determining matters which fall within their portfolios. The Members will take decisions in the public arena (except where exempt or confidential information is involved) and they will do this formally at a Joint Cabinet Advisory Team. Other members such as Cabinet Advisors, the Chairs of relevant Scrutiny Panels and named opposition representatives may also attend and express their views but it is stressed that only the Cabinet Members are responsible for taking the decision, no one else. (To view the Portfolios, please click on 'Public Documents' on the left hand side and follow the links to the Constitution).

Joint Children and Families, Adult Social Care and Strategic Resources Cabinet Advisory Team

Cabinet Members acting individually, have the responsibility for determining matters which fall within their portfolios. The Members will take decisions in the public arena (except where exempt or confidential information is involved) and they will do this formally at a Joint Cabinet Advisory Team. Other members such as Cabinet Advisors, the Chairs of relevant Scrutiny Panels and named opposition representatives may also attend and express their views but it is stressed that only the Cabinet Members are responsible for taking the decision, no one else. (To view the Portfolios, please click on 'Public Documents' on the left hand side and follow the links to the Constitution).

Joint Consultative Panel

The Council appoints a Joint Consultative Panel comprising elected members and Trade Union representatives in order to provide a means of consultation and a forum for discussion between the Council and its Local Government services employees and craft employees on matters relating to the conditions of service of such employees of the Council, on other matters of common interest and concern and to assist in the consultation process.

Joint Health Scrutiny Committee with Birmingham

This Committee is established annually when there is a need to scrutinise health matters of a cross-boundary nature.

Joint Health Scrutiny Committee with Wolverhampton

This Committee is established annually when there is a need to scrutinise health matters of a cross-boundary nature.

Joint Housing and Neighbourhood Services Cabinet Advisory Team

Cabinet Members acting individually, have the responsibility for determining matters which fall within their portfolios. The Members will take decisions in the public arena (except where exempt or confidential information is involved) and they will do this formally at a Joint Cabinet Advisory Team. Other members such as Cabinet Advisors, the Chairs of relevant Scrutiny Panels and named opposition representatives may also attend and express their views but it is stressed that only the Cabinet Members are responsible for taking the decision, no one else. (To view the Portfolios, please click on 'Public Documents' on the left hand side and follow the links to the Constitution).

Joint Housing and Strategic Resources Cabinet Advisory Team

Cabinet Members acting individually, have the responsibility for determining matters which fall within their portfolios. The Members will take decisions in the public arena (except where exempt or confidential information is involved) and they will do this formally at a Joint Cabinet Advisory Team. Other members such as Cabinet Advisors, the Chairs of relevant Scrutiny Panels and named opposition representatives may also attend and express their views but it is stressed that only the Cabinet Members are responsible for taking the decision, no one else. (To view the Portfolios, please click on 'Public Documents' on the left hand side and follow the links to the Constitution).

Joint Leisure Services and Neighbourhood Services Cabinet Advisory Team

Cabinet Members acting individually, have the responsibility for determining matters which fall within their portfolios. The Members will take decisions in the public arena (except where exempt or confidential information is involved) and they will do this formally at a Joint Cabinet Advisory Team. Other members such as Cabinet Advisors, the Chairs of relevant Scrutiny Panels and named opposition representatives may also attend and express their views but it is stressed that only the Cabinet Members are responsible for taking the decision, no one else. (To view the Portfolios, please click on 'Public Documents' on the left hand side and follow the links to the Constitution).

Joint Leisure Services and Service Improvement Cabinet Advisory Team

Cabinet Members acting individually, have the responsibility for determining matters which fall within their portfolios. The Members will take decisions in the public arena (except where exempt or confidential information is involved) and they will do this formally at a Joint Cabinet Advisory Team. Other members such as Cabinet Advisors, the Chairs of relevant Scrutiny Panels and named opposition representatives may also attend and express their views but it is stressed that only the Cabinet Members are responsible for taking the decision, no one else. (To view the Portfolios, please click on 'Public Documents' on the left hand side and follow the links to the Constitution).

Joint Service Improvement and Strategic Resources Cabinet Advisory Team

Cabinet Members acting individually, have the responsibility for determining matters which fall within their portfolios. The Members will take decisions in the public arena (except where exempt or confidential information is involved) and they will do this formally at a Joint Cabinet Advisory Team. Other members such as Cabinet Advisors, the Chairs of relevant Scrutiny Panels and named opposition representatives may also attend and express their views but it is stressed that only the Cabinet Members are responsible for taking the decision, no one else. (To view the Portfolios, please click on 'Public Documents' on the left hand side and follow the links to the Constitution).

Leader Cabinet Advisory Team

Cabinet Members acting individually, have the responsibility for determining matters which fall within their portfolios. The Cabinet Member will take decisions in the public arena (except where exempt or confidential information is involved) and they will do this formally at a Cabinet Advisory Team. Other members such as Cabinet Advisors, the Chair of a relevant Scrutiny Panel and named opposition representatives may also attend and express their views but it is stressed that only the Cabinet Member is responsible for taking the decision, no one else. (To view the Portfolios, please click on 'Public Documents' on the left hand side and follow the links to the Constitution).

Leisure Services Cabinet Advisory Team

Cabinet Members acting individually, have the responsibility for determining matters which fall within their portfolios. The Cabinet Member will take decisions in the public arena (except where exempt or confidential information is involved) and they will do this formally at a Cabinet Advisory Team. Other members such as Cabinet Advisors, the Chair of a relevant Scrutiny Panel and named opposition representatives may also attend and express their views but it is stressed that only the Cabinet Member is responsible for taking the decision, no one else. (To view the Portfolios, please click on 'Public Documents' on the left hand side and follow the links to the Constitution).

Licensing (Miscellaneous) Committee

The Council appoints a Licensing (Miscellaneous) Committee to determine all licensing matters arising from the Council's powers and duties under various Acts and Regulations. (To view the Terms of Reference, please click on 'Public Documents' on the left hand side and follow the links to the Constitution). If you wish to ascertain the correct attendance figure for members on this committee, please contact Democratic Services on 0121 569 3184.

Licensing Committee

The Council has established a licensing Committee to deal with all matters relating to the discharge of the functions of the Licensing Authority under the Licensing Act 2003 and any regulations made under that Act, together with any related functions, with the exception of any function conferred on the Licensing Authority by Section 5 of the Licensing Act 2003 (Statement of Licensing Policy) and any function discharged under Section 5(a) of that Act by a committee other than the Licensing Committee. The Committee also deals with all matters relating to the discharge of the functions of the Licensing Authority under the Gambling Act 2005 and any regulations made under the 2005 Act, together with any related functions, with the exception of any function conferred on the Licensing Authority by Section 166 of the 2005 Act (Casino Resolution) and Section 349 of the 2005 Act (Statement of Principles). (To view the Terms of Reference, please click on 'Public Documents' on the left hand side and follow the links to the Constitution).

Licensing Panel 1

The Council appoints four Licensing Panels to deal with licensing applications which are required to be determined by members.

Licensing Panel 2

The Council appoints four Licensing Panels to deal with licensing applications which are required to be determined by members.

Licensing Panel 3

The Council appoints four Licensing Panels to deal with licensing applications which are required to be determined by members.

Licensing Panel 4

The Council appoints four Licensing Panels to deal with licensing applications which are required to be determined by members.

Neighbourhood Services Cabinet Advisory Team

Cabinet Members acting individually, have the responsibility for determining matters which fall within their portfolios. The Cabinet Member will take decisions in the public arena (except where exempt or confidential information is involved) and they will do this formally at a Cabinet Advisory Team. Other members such as Cabinet Advisors, the Chair of a relevant Scrutiny Panel and named opposition representatives may also attend and express their views but it is stressed that only the Cabinet Member is responsible for taking the decision, no one else. (To view the Portfolios, please click on 'Public Documents' on the left hand side and follow the links to the Constitution).

Neighbourhoods and Community Scrutiny Panel

The Council each year appoints a number of Scrutiny Panels. Whilst the panels have specific functions their primary role is to review and scrutinise decisions or actions taken in connection with the discharge of the Council’s functions and make reports to the Council or executive as appropriate (post scrutiny) and to exercise the right to ‘call-in’ for reconsideration, decisions made but not yet implemented (pre scrutiny). Part 3 of the Council’s Constitution contains the Scrutiny Panel Terms of Reference. (To view the Terms of Reference, please click on 'Public Documents' on the left hand side and follow the links to the Constitution).

Partnerships and External Scrutiny Panel

The Council each year appoints a number of Scrutiny Panels. Whilst the panels have specific functions their primary role is to review and scrutinise decisions or actions taken in connection with the discharge of the Council’s functions and make reports to the Council or executive as appropriate (post scrutiny) and to exercise the right to ‘call-in’ for reconsideration, decisions made but not yet implemented (pre scrutiny). Part 3 of the Council’s Constitution contains the Scrutiny Panel Terms of Reference. (To view the Terms of Reference, please click on 'Public Documents' on the left hand side and follow the links to the Constitution).

Planning Committee

The Council appoints a Planning Committee to deal with matters relating to town and country planning and development control, including the determination of planning applications. (To view the Terms of Reference, please click on 'Public Documents' on the left hand side and follow the links to the Constitution).

Policy and Performance Scrutiny Panel

The Council each year appoints a number of Scrutiny Panels. Whilst the panels have specific functions their primary role is to review and scrutinise decisions or actions taken in connection with the discharge of the Council’s functions and make reports to the Council or executive as appropriate (post scrutiny) and to exercise the right to ‘call-in’ for reconsideration, decisions made but not yet implemented (pre scrutiny). Part 3 of the Council’s Constitution contains the Scrutiny Panel Terms of Reference. (To view the Terms of Reference, please click on 'Public Documents' on the left hand side and follow the links to the Constitution).

Review Sub-Committee of the Standards Committee 1

The Council's Standards Committee appoints a Review Sub-Committee to discharge any function specified in Section 57 B of the Local Government Act, 2000, or any amending or superseding legislation (matters relating to the review of a decision of the Standards (Assessment) Sub-Committee to take no action on a complaint), taking into account any relevant guidance issued by the Standards Board for England. If you wish to ascertain the correct attendance figure for members on this committee, please contact Democratic Services on 0121 569 3184.

Review Sub-Committee of the Standards Committee 2

The Council's Standards Committee appoints a Review Sub-Committee to discharge any function specified in Section 57 B of the Local Government Act, 2000, or any amending or superseding legislation (matters relating to the review of a decision of the Standards (Assessment) Sub-Committee to take no action on a complaint), taking into account any relevant guidance issued by the Standards Board for England. If you wish to ascertain the correct attendance figure for members on this committee, please contact Democratic Services on 0121 569 3184.

Sandwell Local Access Forum

The Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000 has placed a duty on Sandwell Council to establish an advisory body known as the Sandwell Local Access Forum. The Sandwell Local Access Forum is constituted in accordance with the Local Access Forums (England) Regulations 2002. Its purpose is to provide independent advice to highway authorities on access to open areas for informal recreational purposes and in the preparation of rights of way improvement plans. The Forum will cover the whole of the Sandwell Metropolitan Borough.

Schools Forum

The Schools Forum is constituted in accordance with the Schools Forum (England) Regulations 2002 and Section 47A of the Schools Standards and Framework Act 1998 (as amended). The purpose of the Forum is to provide a means of ensuring good dialogue and an active interchange of advice and consultation between schools and the Local Education Authority (LEA) on matters relating to the Schools Budget.

Scrutiny Management Board

The Council appoints a co-ordinating scrutiny panel called the Scrutiny Management Board. The remit of this Board is to approve the Annual Scrutiny Work Programme, including those of other scrutiny panels; to retain or determine which panel will assume responsibility for any particular issue; to have the powers of overview and scrutiny in relation to NHS Organisations and associated matters; scrutinise over-arching strategic issues; matters not within the remit of any other scrutiny panel. (To view the Terms of Reference, please click on 'Public Documents' on the left hand side and follow the links to the Constitution).

Service Improvement Cabinet Advisory Team

Cabinet Members acting individually, have the responsibility for determining matters which fall within their portfolios. The Cabinet Member will take decisions in the public arena (except where exempt or confidential information is involved) and they will do this formally at a Cabinet Advisory Team. Other members such as Cabinet Advisors, the Chair of a relevant Scrutiny Panel and named opposition representatives may also attend and express their views but it is stressed that only the Cabinet Member is responsible for taking the decision, no one else. (To view the Portfolios, please click on 'Public Documents' on the left hand side and follow the links to the Constitution).

Standards Committee

The Council at its Annual Meeting each year establishes a Standards Committee. Article 9 of the Council's Constitution sets out the composition of the committee and its role which includes being the guardians of standards of conduct including compliance with a Members’ Code of Conduct and a protocol on member/officer relations. (To view Article 9, please click on 'Public Documents' on the left hand side and follow the links to the Constitution).

Strategic Resources Cabinet Advisory Team

Cabinet Members acting individually, have the responsibility for determining matters which fall within their portfolios. The Cabinet Member will take decisions in the public arena (except where exempt or confidential information is involved) and they will do this formally at a Cabinet Advisory Team. Other members such as Cabinet Advisors, the Chair of a relevant Scrutiny Panel and named opposition representatives may also attend and express their views but it is stressed that only the Cabinet Member is responsible for taking the decision, no one else. (To view the Portfolios, please click on 'Public Documents' on the left hand side and follow the links to the Constitution).

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