Adult Social Care Committee 2014-2019
The Adult Social Care Committee is responsible for the commissioning and quality standards of adult social care services for people in Norfolk. It incorporates all those services, from protection to residential care, that help people live fulfilling lives and stay as independent as possible. It oversees the protection of vulnerable adults. The specific functions are: Adult social care, Support for carers, Protection for vulnerable adults and Supporting people.
The Audit Committee considers matters of governance, internal audit, risk management, anti-fraud and corruption, the annual statement of accounts, treasury management and external audit.
Business and Property Committee 2017-2019
This Committee is responsible for promoting economic development and regeneration and associated activities. It incorporates focus on four broad areas:
infrastructure, enterprise, skills and securing/managing external funds. It also has responsibility for the oversight and development of County Farms, a recognition of
their importance in the rural economy. In addition the Committee has responsibility for developing and monitoring property and asset management.
Its specific functions are: Promoting economic growth and enterprise
- Removing barriers to growth
- Inward investment
- Supporting the Council’s role on the Local Enterprise Partnership (NALEP)
- Unemployment issues
- Oversight of Norfolk Infrastructure Fund and Norfolk Development Company
- Promoting the rural economy
- Oversight and development of County Farms
- Property and asset management
Children's Services Committee 2014-2019
The Children’s Services Committee is responsible for services which help keep children and young people safe and fulfill their potential. It incorporates schools and social care for children and families. It has a particular focus on those children who are in care, and for whom the Council has corporate parenting responsibility. The specific functions are: Early years and child care, School improvement, Additional educational needs, Child protection, Children and young people in care, Fostering and Adoption and Youth offending.
Communities Committee 2014-2019
The Communities Committee has responsibility for those services which are mainly based in Communities and serve all of Norfolk's population. It includes those services which help build resilience in our communities and keep people safe. It focuses on how we engage with the public and how we make our services as customer friendly as possible. The specific functions are: Libraries, museums, archives, arts and events, Norfolk Records service, Adult education, Trading Standards, Public Health (including Drug and Alcohol Commissioning), Fire and Rescue, Emergency planning and community resilience, Customer Services, Community relations and engagement.
Digital Innovation and Efficiency Committee 2017-2019
The Digital Innovation and Efficiency Committee is responsible for the ICT management and for delivering the Council’s commitment to exploit digital technologies for the benefit of the County of Norfolk and all its residents.
Environment, Development and Transport Committee 2014-2019
The Environment, Development and Transport Committee has responsibility for protecting and enhancing the environment. It also incorporates travel and transport services to help keep the county moving, and maintains and develops the highway network. The specific functions are: Climate Change, mitigation and adaptation, Flood and Water Management, Ecology and Arboriculture, Countryside Access, Archaeology, Heritage and Landscape, Waste Management and Recycling, Transport Strategy/Highways Network/Passenger Transport, Planning and Development Strategy and Management.
Policy and Resources Committee 2014-2019
The Policy and Resources Committee is responsible for -
• Development of policies within its remint and approval of policies from service committees, seeking approval from the Council to those policies in the Policy Framework;
• Development of the County Council Plan and Medium Term Financial Plan, fulfilling a coordinating role across the service committees;
• Providing a “whole council” view of performance, budget monitoring and risk;
• Taking decisions which incur significant expenditure or make significant savings and decisions which have an impact on a significant proportion of Norfolk’s residents
• Developing and monitoring the specific enabling corporate services including finance and risk management, human resources and organisational development, legal and governance, communication and public affairs and business continuity
• Development of the Council’s health and equalities strategies and a coordinating role across all the committees in relation to health and inequalities.
The Full Council delegates the following decision making responsibilities to the Policy and Resources Committee: 1. All decisions in relation to the above functions within the control of the Council, other than decisions reserved to Full Council. 2. Development of policy in relation to the above functions. 3. Review of performance and budget in relation to the above functions. 4. Review and monitoring of corporate performance and budget. 5. Development of the County Council plan and the Medium Term Financial Plan. 6. Appointments to external and internal bodies.
Road Casualty Reduction Partnership Board 2013-2017
A partnership that brings together appropriate public, private and voluntary sector commissioner and provider organisations in Norfolk to reduce the number and severity of road traffic casualties on roads in Norfolk, and to increase public confidence that all forms of journeys on roads in the county will be safe.
The Standards Committee supports the proper conduct of the Council's business by members.
Transport for Norwich Advisory Committee
The Transport for Norwich Advisory Committee (formerly Joint Committee for Transforming Cities Funds Projects) is responsible for:
• Developing business cases for Transforming Cities funding, including development of individual schemes
• Overseeing the development and delivery of schemes, including carrying out and considering the results of public consultation, setting the timetable for delivery of schemes