Children's Services Overview and Scrutiny Committee
Tuesday, 26th November, 2019 6.00 pm

Venue: Committee Suite, Civic Centre, Poole BH15 2RU. View directions

Contact: Louise Smith (01202 633023)  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 211 KB

To confirm and sign as a correct record the minutes of the Meeting held on Tuesday 10 September 2019.

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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 19 November 2019.

The deadline for the submission of a statement is 12.00 noon, Monday 25 November 2019.

The deadline for the submission of a petition is 12.00 noon, Monday 25 November 2019.


BCP's Children's Services Self-Assessment Quarter 2 October 2019 pdf icon PDF 193 KB

To consider and scrutinise the Self-Assessment of BCP’s Children’s Services baseline performance.

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Children's Social Care Workforce pdf icon PDF 258 KB

To receive an update on the progress of the implementation of Children’s Services Social Care restructure.


BCP's Response to Child Exploitation (an update) pdf icon PDF 223 KB

To receive a report which provides the Committee with an update on recent and proposed arrangements to support children and young people at risk of exploitation.


Update on the development of the BCP Front Door Services following the Peer Review pdf icon PDF 139 KB

To consider a report which sets out the headline development plan for the committee the output of joint work to re design the front door services of the Local Authority, which will make the services more effective and impactful and be a better model for front line staff to work within.


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BCP Corporate Parenting Strategy pdf icon PDF 158 KB

To receive an update on the BCP Corporate Parenting Strategy recently considered by Cabinet.

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Forward Plan pdf icon PDF 222 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 28 January 2020 – HMS Phoebe, Bournemouth Town Hall

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