Children's Services Overview and Scrutiny Committee
Wednesday, 24th February, 2021 6.00 pm

Venue: Virtual Meeting

Contact: Louise Smith, Democratic Services, 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 329 KB

To confirm and sign as a correct record the minutes of the Meeting held on 26 January 2021.


Action Sheet pdf icon PDF 504 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.




Children and Young People's Partnership Plan 2021 - 2024 pdf icon PDF 235 KB

The draft BCP Children and Young People’s Plan has been developed by the BCP Children and Young People’s Partnership Board, the successor body to the previous Learning Partnership Board. The difference is to focus on all issues for children, not just education and to a lesser extent, children’s social care.


Having a plan in place is a requirement placed on BCP by the Local Government Reorganisation process so in that sense it is a plan required by Government of us.

The draft Plan sets out the proposed strategic priorities for partnership action to improve outcomes for BCP’s children and young people and to help them achieve their potential. It is consistent with existing BCP policy about improving child outcomes


Central to this is that the Council plays its part in the Partnership to help BCP’s children and young people to be “fulfilled, happy, included, and resilient”.


This report provides a copy of the draft plan at Appendix 1 to the report.


The draft Plan has been subject to public consultation during the month of January 2021.


This Plan, when finalised, will be championed by the multi-agency BCP Children and Young People’s Partnership Board. An action plan will be an integral part of the final document. This will be monitored through the Board.

Additional documents:


Covid - Children's Services

To receive a verbal update from the Portfolio Holder with responsibility for Covid and the Interim Corporate Director, Children’s Services with a Committee report being brought to the next Committee.


Forward Plan pdf icon PDF 400 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:

·        23 March 2021

·        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.