Children's Services Overview and Scrutiny Committee
Tuesday, 28th January, 2020 6.00 pm

Venue: HMS Phoebe, Town Hall, Bournemouth BH2 6DY. 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 306 KB

To confirm and sign as a correct record the minutes of the Meeting held on 28 November 2019.


Action Sheet pdf icon PDF 195 KB

To consider and commnet as necessary on the current action sheet.


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 21 January 2020.

The deadline for the submission of a statement is 12.00 noon, Monday 27 January 2020.

The deadline for the submission of a petition is 12.00 noon, Monday 27 January 2020.


Schools Data Outcome Headlines 2018/19 EY-KS5 pdf icon PDF 231 KB

To advise the Committee of the provisional outcomes of key stage assessments and examination headlines for the BCP 2018/19 cohort.


Additional documents:


BCP Children's Services Restructure Update pdf icon PDF 230 KB

This report sets out progress made to date on the restructure of Children’s Services which was designed to improve the delivery of services to children and families in BCP.


Children's Services Budget Information 2019/2020 pdf icon PDF 244 KB

To provide the committee with the opportunity to consider and comment on the work that is ongoing to address the budget pressures identified in the Children’s Services budgets for 2019/20.


Forward Plan pdf icon PDF 229 KB

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


Dates of Future Meetings

To note the future meeting date and location for the Committee as follows:

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

To note the dates for 2020/21, which have been agreed as follows:

·         9 June 2020

·         28 July 2020

·         22 September 2020

·         24 November 2020

·         26 January 2021

·         23 March 2021

The Committee is asked to consider locations for these meetings.




Exclusion of Press and Public

In relation to the items of business appearing below, the Committee is asked to consider the following resolution: -


‘That under Section 100(A)(4) of the Local Government Act 1972, the public be excluded from the meeting for the following items of business on the grounds that they involve the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in Paragraph 4 in Part I of Schedule 12A of the Act and that the public interest in withholding the information outweighs such interest in disclosing the information.’


BCP Family Support Strategy

To consider this confidential and exempt Report.