Children's Services Overview and Scrutiny Committee - Tuesday, 21st September, 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.



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 297 KB

To confirm and sign as a correct record the minutes of the Meeting held on 27 July 2021.


Action Sheet pdf icon PDF 358 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.



Children's Services Capital Programme pdf icon PDF 260 KB

The report sets out the capital programme for Children’s Services, including summarising the available funding and approved projects. It provides a brief summary of the status of projects which have been completed or are in progress, and of projects which have not yet been initiated. A review of inclusion practice in BCP schools and a revised special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) strategy is underway, led by the Director of Education. A programme of capital works to help deliver that strategy will be brought forward in the 2022 budget.

Additional documents:


Children's Social Care Improvement Journey – progress update pdf icon PDF 250 KB

Members received an overview report of progress at theirmeeting on 8 June and requested further updates in order to satisfy themselves that progress was being maintained.

Additional documents:


School Place Planning Strategy pdf icon PDF 228 KB

The School Place Planning Strategy is a non-statutory strategy intended to provide information about the forecast supply and demand for school places for the coming years, and to set out principles for organisational change. The intended audience includes BCP elected members, schools and academies, the Department for Education and its agencies, the wider community. The strategy does not make proposals for organisational change, such as the opening of new schools, school closures, or change of admission numbers: it provides information to enable strategic planning.

Additional documents:


Portfolio Holder Update

To receive any verbal updates from the Portfolio Holders.



Information Only Items

Any Information Only Reports will be circulated after the meeting.



Forward Plan pdf icon PDF 266 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 November 2021
  • 25 January 2022
  • 22 March 2022


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