Children's Services Overview and Scrutiny Committee
Tuesday, 8th June, 2021 6.00 pm

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

Contact: Louise Smith  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.



Election of Chair

To elect the Chair of the Children’s Services Overview and Scrutiny Committee for the ensuing Municipal year 2021/22.


Election of Vice Chair

To elect the Vice Chair of the Children’s Services Overview and Scrutiny Committee for the ensuing Municipal year 2021/22.



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 310 KB

To confirm and sign as a correct record the minutes of the Meeting held on 29 March 2021.


Action Sheet pdf icon PDF 496 KB

To consider any outstanding actions.


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.




Youth Justice Service Youth Justice Plan for 2021/22

To present the Youth Justice Plan for 2021/22. 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 2021/22, with a copy of the Plan appended. The Youth Justice Plan needs to be approved by the full Council.


Expansion of Longspee Special School at the Bournemouth Learning Centre pdf icon PDF 226 KB

The purpose of the Report is to provide an update on Capital project.

Additional documents:


Improvement Journey – progress update pdf icon PDF 224 KB

Members received an overview report of progress at their last meeting on 29th March and requested to see the performance information which substantiated the progress being made. Two performance-related documents are therefore attached which confirm the trajectory of improvement which has been maintained since the March committee.

Additional documents:


Covid Impact to include information on Pupil Premium and child poverty pdf icon PDF 140 KB

This report gives an explanation of Pupil Premium and examples of how schools make use of it.  The report outlines how Covid has impacted on the use of Pupil Premium and how schools have adapted their spend accordingly.  The report also summarises How the HAF Programme and Winter Fund Grant supported our vulnerable children and families during the pandemic.


SEND Improvement Journey pdf icon PDF 132 KB

The attached slide pack provides a summary of the statutory responsibility of the council, the views of children and young people, our areas for improvement and the current position.

Additional documents:


Sufficiency Strategy for Children in Care (CiC) and Care Experienced Young People (CEYP) 2021 – 2024 pdf icon PDF 246 KB

The Sufficiency Strategy sets out how Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council (BCP Council) intends to meet its sufficiency duty as laid out in section 22G of the Children Act 1989. This requires local authorities to take steps that secure, as far as reasonably practical, sufficient accommodation for children in care within their local authority area.

Additional documents:


Portfolio Holder Update

To receive any verbal updates from the Portfolio Holders.


Items for Information

·        CAMHS Transformation Update Report

Any Information Only Reports will be circulated after the meeting.


Forward Plan pdf icon PDF 415 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:


·        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.