Children's Services Overview and Scrutiny Committee
Tuesday, 10th September, 2019 6.00 pm

Venue: Council Chamber, Civic Offices, Bridge Street, Christchurch BH23 1AZ. View directions

Contact: Louise Smith, Tel: 01202 633023 or email 

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To receive any apologies for absence from Councillors.


Substitute Members

To receive information on any changes in the membership of the Committee.


Note – When a member of a Committee is unable to attend a meeting of a Committee or Sub-Committee, the relevant Political Group Leader (or their nominated representative) may, by notice to the Monitoring Officer (or their nominated representative) prior to the meeting, appoint a substitute member from within the same Political Group. The contact details on the front of this agenda should be used for notifications.



Declarations of Interests

Councillors are required to comply with the requirements of the Localism Act 2011 and the Council's Code of Conduct regarding Disclosable Pecuniary Interests.


Councillors are also required to disclose any other interests where a Councillor is a member of an external body or organisation where that membership involves a position of control or significant influence, including bodies to which the Council has made the appointment in line with the Council's Code of Conduct.


Declarations received will be reported at the meeting.



Confirmation of Minutes pdf icon PDF 199 KB

To confirm and sign as a correct record the minutes of the meeting held on 31 July 2019.


Action Sheet pdf icon PDF 139 KB

To note and comment as required on the action sheet which tracks decisions, actions and outcomes arising from previous Committee meetings.


Public Issues

To receive any public questions, statements or petitions submitted in accordance with the Constitution. Further information on the requirements for submitting these is available to view at the following link:- 

The deadline for the submission of public questions is Tuesday 3 September 2019.

The deadline for the submission of a statement is 12.00 noon, Monday 9 September 2019.

The deadline for the submission of a petition is 12.00 noon, Monday 9 September 2019.


Children and Young People's Participation pdf icon PDF 142 KB

To consider a report on the interim arrangements for how the voice of children and young people can be represented on the Overview and Scrutiny Committee.


BCP Council Corporate Safeguarding Strategy pdf icon PDF 140 KB

To consider and comment on a report of the BCP Safeguarding Strategy prior to its submission to Cabinet on 30 September.

Additional documents:


Peer Review of BCP Front Door pdf icon PDF 142 KB

To consider a report detailing the Partners in Practice Peer Review of the MASH and Assessment teams within Children’s Social Care.

Additional documents:


Pan-Dorset Safeguarding Children Partnership pdf icon PDF 274 KB

To consider a report on the arrangements for the new Pan-Dorset Safeguarding Partnership and the Annual Report of the Local Safeguarding Children’s Board 2018/19.

Additional documents:


The Workforce Strategy for Children's Services pdf icon PDF 237 KB

To consider a report on Children’s Services recruitment and retention of staff.


Forward Plan pdf icon PDF 140 KB

To consider and amend the Committee’s Forward Plan as appropriate.


Dates of Future Meetings

To note the future meeting dates and locations for the Committee as follows:

·       Tuesday 26 November 2019 – Committee Suite, Poole Civic Centre

·       Tuesday 28 January 2020 – HMS Phoebe, Bournemouth Town Hall

·       Tuesday 10 March 2020 – Council Chamber, Christchurch Civic Offices