Agenda

Scrutiny Children & Young People Sub-Committee - Tuesday, 18th January, 2022 6.30 pm

Venue: This meeting will be held remotely. View directions

Contact: Simon Trevaskis
02087266000  Email: simon.trevaskiss@croydon.gov.uk

Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies for Absence

To receive any apologies for absence from any members of the Committee.

 

2.

Minutes of the Previous Sub-Committee Meeting pdf icon PDF 481 KB

To approve the minutes of the meeting held on 2 November 2021 as an accurate record.

 

3.

Disclosures of Interest

Members and co-opted Members of the Council are reminded that, in accordance with the Council’s Code of Conduct and the statutory provisions of the Localism Act, they are required to consider in advance of each meeting whether they have a disclosable pecuniary interest (DPI), an other registrable interest (ORI) or a non-registrable interest (NRI) in relation to any matter on the agenda.  If advice is needed, Members should contact the Monitoring Officer in good time before the meeting.  

If any Member or co-opted Member of the Council identifies a DPI or ORI which they have not already registered on the Council’s register of interests or which requires updating, they should complete the disclosure form which can be obtained from Democratic Services at any time, copies of which will be available at the meeting for return to the Monitoring Officer.

Members and co-opted Members are required to disclose any DPIs and ORIs at the meeting.  

·         Where the matter relates to a DPI they may not participate in any discussion or vote on the matter and must not stay in the meeting unless granted a dispensation.  

·         Where the matter relates to an ORI they may not vote on the matter unless granted a dispensation.   

·         Where a Member or co-opted Member has an NRI which directly relates to their financial interest or wellbeing, or that of a relative or close associate, they must disclose the interest at the meeting, may not take part in any discussion or vote on the matter and must not stay in the meeting unless granted a dispensation.  Where a matter affects the NRI of a Member or co-opted Member, section 9 of Appendix B of the Code of Conduct sets out the test which must be applied by the Member to decide whether disclosure is required.

 The Chair will invite Members to make their disclosure orally at the commencement of Agenda item 3, to be recorded in the minutes.

 

4.

Urgent Business (if any)

To receive notice of any business not on the agenda which in the opinion of the Chair, by reason of special circumstances, be considered as a matter of urgency.

5.

Action List Update

To review any actions arising from previous meetings of the Sub-Committee.

6.

Early Help, Children Social Care & Education Performance Dashboards pdf icon PDF 94 KB

The Children & Young People Sub-Committee is asked to review the performance dashboards provided for Early Help, Children Social Care and Education and consider whether there are any areas of concern that may need to be scheduled for further scrutiny at a future meeting.

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7.

Children, Young People & Education Budget Scrutiny Challenge pdf icon PDF 189 KB

The Children & Young People Sub-Committee is asked to review the information provided on the identified budget proposals and reach a conclusion on the following:-

1.     The savings are deliverable, sustainable and are not at unacceptable risk.

2.     The impact on service users and the wider community is understood.

3.     That all reasonable alternative options have been explored and no better options exist.

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8.

Education Estates Strategy pdf icon PDF 92 KB

The Children & Young People Sub-Committee is asked to: -

1.     Note the draft report setting out the Education Estates Strategy for consideration by the Cabinet

2.     Consider whether there are any considerations or concerns it may wishes to submit to the Cabinet during its consideration of the Strategy.

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9.

Croydon Safeguarding Children Board - Annual Report 2020-21 pdf icon PDF 142 KB

The Children & Young People Sub-Committee is asked to: -

1.     Note the Croydon Safeguarding Children Board Annual Report 2020-2021

2.     Consider whether there are any considerations or concerns it may wishes to submit to the Cabinet during its consideration of the Annual Report.

3.     In particular, give consideration as to whether the Annual Report provides sufficient reassurance on the performance and effectiveness of the Croydon Safeguarding Children Board.

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10.

What Difference Has This Meeting Made To Croydon's Children

To discuss the findings from this meeting and expectations for Croydon’s Children.

 

11.

Exclusion of the Press and Public

The following motion is to be moved and seconded where it is proposed to exclude the press and public from the remainder of a meeting:

 

“That, under Section 100A(4) of the Local Government Act, 1972, the press and public be excluded from the meeting for the following items of business on the grounds that it involves the likely disclosure of exempt information falling within those paragraphs indicated in Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972, as amended.”