Children's Services Overview and Scrutiny Committee
Tuesday, 30th June, 2020 6.00 pm

Venue: Via Skype

Contact: Louise Smith 


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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 489 KB

To confirm and sign as a correct record the minutes of the Meeting held on 10 March 2020.


Action Sheet pdf icon PDF 337 KB

To consider the actions from the last meeting.


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 23 June 2020.

The deadline for the submission of a statement is 12.00 noon, Monday 29 June 2020.

The deadline for the submission of a petition is 12.00 noon, Monday 29 June 2020.


Youth Justice Plan 2020-21 pdf icon PDF 137 KB

To present the Youth Justice Plan for 2020/21. There is a statutory requirement to publish an annual Youth Justice Plan which must provide specified information about the local provision of youth justice services. This report summarises the Youth Justice Plan for 2020/21, with a copy of the Plan appended. The Youth Justice Plan needs to be approved by the full Council.

Additional documents:


Update on impact of Covid-19 pdf icon PDF 265 KB

This report provides an update summarising Children’s Services response to the Covid-19 pandemic, and to provide assurance as to how we will continue to work with partners to meet the needs of children, young people and their families during the course of the pandemic.


Children's Services Learning and Improvement Plan – Establishment of Working Group pdf icon PDF 212 KB

The children’s overview and scrutiny committee requested the ability to understand the key elements of the children’s services Learning and Improvement plan.

To support this an overview of the Learning and Improvement Plan will be presented in Appendix 2.

It is further purposed to the Children’s Overview and Scrutiny committee that the most effective way to oversee and scrutinise the progress of the Learning and Improvement Plan is through a dedicated working group.

A draft Terms of Reference for a working group are attached for consideration, Appendix 1.

Additional documents:


Forward Plan pdf icon PDF 217 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:

·       28 July 2020

·       22 September 2020

·       24 November 2020

·       26 January 2021

·       23 March 2021


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