Children's Services Overview and Scrutiny Committee
Monday, 29th March, 2021 6.00 pm

Venue: Virtual Meeting

Contact: Louise Smith, Email:  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 requested to declare any interests on items included in this agenda. Please refer to the workflow on the preceding page for guidance.

Declarations received will be reported at the meeting.


Confirmation of Minutes pdf icon PDF 303 KB

To confirm and sign as a correct record the minutes of the Meeting held on 24 February 2021.


Action Sheet pdf icon PDF 500 KB


Public Issues

To receive any public questions, statements or petitions submitted in accordance with the Constitution, which is available to view at the following link:


The deadline for the submission of a public question is 4 clear working days before the meeting.

The deadline for the submission of a public statement is midday the working day before the meeting.

The deadline for the submission of a petition is 10 working days before the meeting.





BCP 's Members of Youth Parliament Summary Report pdf icon PDF 203 KB

To receive an update from the Members of Youth Parliament on their work over the past year


Report on Children not in education, employment and training to include details on how the Pupil Premium is being spent pdf icon PDF 156 KB

This report outlines the approach we are planning for children not in education, employment or training in BCP, in particular to young people in care and care leavers, but also to all young people in the BCP area.





Children's Services Improvement Journey – update pdf icon PDF 559 KB

To provide an update on Children’s Services Improvement Journey following the Ofsted ‘focused visit’ in October 2020.


Portfolio Holder Update

To receive a verbal update from the Portfolio Holders on any update items to include a Covid Update.


Items for Information

The following item will be circulated to the Committee Members following this Committee for Information Only.

·        BCP Schools and Providers Preparation for Return to Wider Opening from March 8th 2021

·        Education Performance and Exams 2020

·        Send Strategy 2021 – 2024

·        Send Improvement Plan



Forward Plan pdf icon PDF 421 KB

To consider the Committee’s Forward Plan.


Dates of Future Meetings

To note the dates of future Children’s Services Overview and Scrutiny Committees as follows:

·        8 June 2021

·        27 July 2021

·        21 September 2021

·        23 November 2021

·        25 January 2022

·        22 March 2022


All meetings will commence at 6pm and venues to be confirmed.