Part 2: Overview and Scrutiny

29th June 2022 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Online via Zoom

ADSO is hosting a virtual course ‘Overview and Scrutiny’.  The course will be delivered as two, two and half hour to three hour workshops held virtually.  Delegates will be required to attend both of the virtual workshops.

This course is aimed at Democratic Services Officers who wish to develop their understanding of the main principles, roles and methodology of overview and scrutiny.  The target audience will be those who need an introduction to overview and scrutiny to equip them with the basics to support Overview and Scrutiny Committees and task and finish groups.

The content is also linked to Module 7 of the ADSO Certificate so it will help learners with their research for this module.

How the course will be delivered
The course will be delivered virtually, to maximise the delegates learning experience the course has been broken into two virtual workshops.

The workshops will:

  • Provide an understanding of the relevant legislation underpinning overview and scrutiny
  • Provide an understanding of the roles and principles of good scrutiny
  • Explore ideas about how to put together a Scrutiny Work Programme
  • Explore how to scope a scrutiny review
  • Consider the principles of good questioning

The workshops will include plenary presentations, case studies and smaller group working, enabling delegates to learn with delegates from across the country.

The virtual workshops will be led by Tracy Tiff and Peter Foulsham.

Tracy has worked in Local Government since 1995, moving to Democratic Services in 1997. She has a wealth of experience and knowledge in governance, constitution and Overview and Scrutiny.  Tracy gained valuable experience from worked at Northampton Borough Council from 2001 to 2021, transferring to the newly formed Unitary Council – West Northants Council in April 2021; where she is continuing in the field of Democratic Services.

Date and time
Wednesday 22 June, 2022: 9:30 – 12:30, and
Wednesday 29 June, 2022:  9:30 – 12:30

Delegates are required to attend both workshops.  Please note that you only need to book on the 22 June course date to be able to attend both workshops.


  • ADSO Member rate – £110 per person to attend the course
  • Non-ADSO Member rate – £160 per person to attend the course

All costs subject to VAT.
ADSO reserve up to two places on this course for an ADSO learner depending on demand – please contact us if you wish to be allocated a learner place.

How to book a place
To book a place please use the online booking form via the link below.

Please note that you will need to supply a purchase order number.  This can either be done by adding to your online booking, alternatively email the purchase order to  The Terms and conditions of booking can be found here.

Click here to book:—Overview-and-Scrutiny/79097

Virtual Platform

The virtual workshop will be held using Zoom.

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