Scrutiny Children & Young People Sub-Committee - Tuesday, 16th July, 2024 6.30 pm

Venue: Room 1.01 and 1.02 - Bernard Weatherill House, Mint Walk, Croydon CR0 1EA. View directions

Contact: Tom Downs  Email:

Note: Moved from the original meeting date on 25 June 2024. 

No. Item


Apologies for absence

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



Minutes of the Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 112 KB

To approve the minutes of the meeting held on 19 March 2024 as an accurate record.



Disclosures of Interest

Members are invited to declare any disclosable pecuniary interests (DPIs) and other registrable and non-registrable interests they may have in relation to any item(s) of business on today’s agenda.


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.


Cabinet Paper - Local Government & Social Care Ombudsman Decision Finding of Fault Causing Injustice and Action Plan to Prevent Reoccurrence pdf icon PDF 78 KB

For the Sub-Committee to receive the March 2024 Cabinet Report and relevant action plan in response to the recommendations of the Local Government & Social Care Ombudsman. The Sub-Committee is asked to monitor the implementation of the Council’s action plan.

Additional documents:


Youth Justice Plan 2024/25 pdf icon PDF 84 KB

The Youth Justice Plan 2024/25 forms a part of the Council’s Budget and Policy Framework, and as such it is required that Scrutiny have not less than four weeks to respond to the initial proposals. The Children & Young People Sub-Committee is asked to review the Youth Justice Plan 24/25 with a view to considering whether there are any concerns that should be raised or recommendations that should be made.


The Sub-Committee is also asked to:


1.     Note the report and endorse the outcomes achieved by the Youth Justice Service and its partners for the year 23/24.


2.     Note the plan of action for 24/25.

Additional documents:


Early Help, Children's Social Care and Education Dashboard (April 2024) pdf icon PDF 82 KB

For the Sub-Committee to receive the Early Help, Children’s Social Care and Education Dashboard.

Additional documents:


Scrutiny Work Programme 2024-25 pdf icon PDF 81 KB

The Sub-Committee is asked to:


1.     Note the draft work programme for 2024-25, as set out in Appendix 1 of the report.


2.     Consider whether there are any changes to the work programme that should be considered.

Additional documents:


What Difference has this Meeting made to Croydon's Children

This item is an opportunity for the Children & Young People Sub-Committee, at the conclusion of the meeting, to review the difference made to Croydon’s children from the meeting.


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.”


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