Children's Services Overview and Scrutiny Committee - Tuesday, 19th September, 2023 6.00 pm

Venue: Committee Room, First Floor, BCP Civic Centre Annex, St Stephen's Rd, Bournemouth BH2 6LL

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 325 KB

To confirm and sign as a correct record the minutes of the Meeting held on 6 June 2023.


Action sheet pdf icon PDF 226 KB

To consider any outstanding actions.


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 3 clear working days before the meeting.

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

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


Members of Youth Parliament Annual Report pdf icon PDF 138 KB

This report summarises the activity and outcomes achieved by the members of Youth Parliament in 2022/23 and outlines the intended work to the end of their term in March 2024.

Additional documents:


Children's Services Workforce Overview - Children's Social Care and SEND Improvement Journey Themed Item pdf icon PDF 529 KB

This report details the issues, actions and journey travelled for Children’s Services regarding the workforce. It dives deeper into the activity within Children’s Social Care and Education and Skills separately.


Ofsted Monitoring Visit 4 - Children in Care pdf icon PDF 144 KB

Overview and Scrutiny require regular updates on themes regarding improvement. In August 2023 Childrens Services had their fourth Monitoring Visit, the letter published by Ofsted is presented for scrutiny alongside the attached presentation summarising the feedback from the inspectors during the Monitoring Visit.

Additional documents:


Portfolio Holder Update

To receive a verbal update from the Portfolio Holder for Children and Young People.


Forward Plan pdf icon PDF 254 KB

To consider the Committee’s Forward Plan.


Dates of Future Meetings