Agenda and decisions

Children's Services Overview and Scrutiny Committee
Wednesday, 1st July, 2020 3.00 pm

Venue: Remote meeting

Contact: Fatima Butt / Jill Bell 

Items
No. Item

1.

ALTERNATE MEMBERS (Standing Order 34)

The City Solicitor will report the names of alternate Members who are attending the meeting in place of appointed Members. 

 

2.

DISCLOSURES OF INTEREST

(Members Code of Conduct - Part 4A of the Constitution)

 

To receive disclosures of interests from members and co-opted members on matters to be considered at the meeting. The disclosure must include the nature of the interest.

 

An interest must also be disclosed in the meeting when it becomes apparent to the member during the meeting.

 

Notes:

 

(1)       Members may remain in the meeting and take part fully in discussion and voting unless the interest is a disclosable pecuniary interest or an interest which the Member feels would call into question their compliance with the wider principles set out in the Code of Conduct.  Disclosable pecuniary interests relate to the Member concerned or their spouse/partner.

 

(2)       Members in arrears of Council Tax by more than two months must not vote in decisions on, or which might affect, budget calculations, and must disclose at the meeting that this restriction applies to them.  A failure to comply with these requirements is a criminal offence under section 106 of the Local Government Finance Act 1992. 

 

(3)       Members are also welcome to disclose interests which are not disclosable pecuniary interests but which they consider should be made in the interest of clarity.

 

(4)       Officers must disclose interests in accordance with Council Standing Order 44.

 

3.

MINUTES

Recommended –

 

That the minutes of the meeting held on 15 and 29 January 2020 be signed as a correct record (previously circulated).

 

(Fatima Butt/Jill Bell – 01274 432227/4580)

4.

INSPECTION OF REPORTS AND BACKGROUND PAPERS

(Access to Information Procedure Rules – Part 3B of the Constitution)

 

Reports and background papers for agenda items may be inspected by contacting the person shown after each agenda item.  Certain reports and background papers may be restricted. 

 

Any request to remove the restriction on a report or background paper should be made to the relevant Strategic Director or Assistant Director whose name is shown on the front page of the report. 

 

If that request is refused, there is a right of appeal to this meeting. 

 

Please contact the officer shown below in advance of the meeting if you wish to appeal. 

 

(Fatima Butt - 01274 432227)

 

5.

REFERRALS TO THE OVERVIEW AND SCRUTINY COMMITTEE

The Committee is asked to note any referrals and decide how it wishes to proceed, for example by incorporating the item into the work programme, requesting that it be subject to more detailed examination, or refer it to an appropriate Working Group/Committee.

 

6.

VERBAL DISCUSSION ON COVID19 RELATING TO CHILDREN'S SERVICES

A verbal discussion will be held  with officers relating to COVID19 and how the pandemic has affected Children’s Services across the District.

 

                                                            (Mark Douglas – 01274 431266)

(Marium Haque – 01274 431078)

(IrfanAlam – 01274 432904)

(Jenny Cryer – 01274 434333)

 

Decision:

Resolved-

 

That officers be thanked for attending the meeting, providing detailed responses to Members questions and the work being undertaken relating to Children’s Services.

 

                                                                        (Mark Douglas – 01274 431266)

                                                                        (Marium Haque – 01274 431078)

                                                                        (Irfan Alam – 01274 432904)

                                                                        (Jenny Cryer – 01274 434333)

7.

RESOLUTION TRACKING 2019-20 pdf icon PDF 159 KB

Document “T” presents the progress made against the resolutions passed by the Children’s Services Overview and Scrutiny Committee, during the 2019-20 Municipal Year.

 

Recommended-

 

That members consider and comment on the recommendations made in the 2019-20 Municipal Year, with particular focus on recommendation areas where no or insufficient progress has been made.

 

                                                                        (Mustansir Butt – 01274 432574)

 

Additional documents:

Decision:

Resolved-

 

That the progress made against the recommendations made by the Committee in the 2019-20 Municipal Year be acknowledged.

 

                                                                        (Mustansir Butt – 01274 432574)

8.

CHILDREN'S SERVICES OVERVIEW AND SCRUTINY COMMITTEE - WORK PROGRAMME 2020/21 pdf icon PDF 145 KB

The report of the Chair of the Children’s Services Overview and Scrutiny Committee (Document “U”) includes the Children’s Services Overview and Scrutiny Committee Work Programme for 2020/21.

 

Recommended –

 

(1)       That members consider and comment on the areas of work included in the work programme.

 

(2)       That members consider any detailed scrutiny reviews that they may wish to conduct.

 

                                                            (Mustansir Butt – 01274 432574)

 

Additional documents:

Decision:

Resolved-

 

That Members discussed and agreed the Committee’s Work Programme for 2020/21.

 

                                                            (Mustansir Butt – 01274 432574)