Agenda and minutes

Children and Young People Scrutiny Committee - Thursday, 1st September, 2016 7.00 pm

Venue: Council Chamber, Catmose, Oakham, Rutland, LE15 6HP. View directions

Contact: Kim Cross  01572 758862

Items
No. Item

216.

RECORD OF MEETING

To confirm the record of the meeting of the People (Children) Scrutiny Panel held on 30 June 2016 (previously circulated).

Minutes:

The minutes of the meeting of the People (Children) Scrutiny Panel held on 30 June 2016, copies of which had been previously circulated, were confirmed as a correct record and signed by the Chair.

 

 

217.

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

In accordance with the Regulations, Members are invited to declare any personal or prejudicial interests they may have and the nature of those interests in respect of items on this Agenda and/or indicate if Section 106 of the Local Government Finance Act 1992 applies to them.

Minutes:

(i)            Mrs Stephenson declared a personal interest in respect of Agenda Item 7 by virtue of the fact that her children used to attend nursery in Rutland.

(ii)          Mr Conde declared a personal interest in respect of Agenda Item 7 by virtue of the fact his granddaughter attended a Rutland nursery.

(iii)         Mrs MacDuff declared a personal interest in respect of Agenda Item 7 by virtue of the fact that her children used Rutland nurseries and were at school in Rutland.

 

218.

PETITIONS, DEPUTATIONS AND QUESTIONS

To receive any petitions, deputations and questions received from Members of the Public in accordance with the provisions of Procedure Rule 217.

 

The total time allowed for this item shall be 30 minutes.  Petitions, declarations and questions shall be dealt with in the order in which they are received.  Questions may also be submitted at short notice by giving a written copy to the Committee Administrator 15 minutes before the start of the meeting.

 

The total time allowed for questions at short notice is 15 minutes out of the total time of 30 minutes.  Any petitions, deputations and questions that have been submitted with prior formal notice will take precedence over questions submitted at short notice.  Any questions that are not considered within the time limit shall receive a written response after the meeting and be the subject of a report to the next meeting.

 

Minutes:

 

No petitions, deputations or questions had been received from members of the public.

 

219.

QUESTIONS WITH NOTICE FROM MEMBERS

To consider any questions with notice from Members received in accordance with the provisions of Procedure Rules No 219 and No. 219A.

Minutes:

No questions were received from members.

 

 

220.

NOTICES OF MOTION FROM MEMBERS

To consider any Notices of Motion from Members submitted in accordance with the provisions of Procedure Rule No 220.

 

Minutes:

No Notices of Motion had been received from Members.

 

 

221.

CONSIDERATION OF ANY MATTER REFERRED TO THE PANEL FOR A DECISION IN RELATION TO CALL IN OF A DECISION

To consider any matter referred to the Panel for a decision in relation to call in of a decision in accordance with Procedure Rule 206.

 

Minutes:

In accordance with Procedure Rule 206, no matter was referred to the Panel for a decision in relation to the call-in of a decision.

 

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At the request of the Chair, it was agreed to take Agenda Item 12 first.

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222.

ANNUAL REPORT OF THE LEICESTERSHIRE AND RUTLAND LOCAL SAFEGUARDING CHILDREN BOARD (LRLSCB) pdf icon PDF 89 KB

To receive Report No. 165/2016 from the Independent Chair of the LRLSCB.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Report No. 165/2016 was received from the Independent Chair of the LRLSCB. 

 

During discussion the following points were noted:

 

a)    The LRLSCB Board members’ attendance rate had not been impacted by staffing issues, the Director was the Board member for Rutland and had attended meetings.

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Mr N Begy joined the meeting at 7.13pm

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b)    Parent CSE (Child Sexual Exploitation) referrals were a key area of focus. National CSE awareness and new initiatives were to be raised through schools to parents from September, along with significant publicity in the media. Thursday 8th September 2016 would be the launch of Kayleigh’s story.

 

AGREED:

 

1.    That the Panel NOTED the Annual Report.

 

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Mr P Burnett left the meeting at 7.30 p.m.

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223.

CHILDCARE SUFFICIENCY ASSESSMENT pdf icon PDF 54 KB

To receive Report No. 169/2016 from the Director for People.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Report No. 169/2016 was received from the Director for People. 

 

During discussion the following points were noted:

 

a)    Mr Fowler the Head of Learning and Skills clarified that the capacity figures referred to a childcare place as a space as opposed to a session. For example a childcare place could be used up to 3 times a day but only be classed as 1 session, or if it was empty it was not classed as a session at all.

b)    An action plan would be produced after the 30 hour free entitlement to childcare pilots across England had been carried out and information from the pilots released by Central Government.

c)    An in-depth look into the impact of the new 30 hour entitlement and its effect on SEN (Special Educational Needs) would be completed after the current pilot had ceased and Central Government had released the information. Two pilot authorities had focused specifically on this area.

d)    Mrs Hickman the Early Years Foundation Scheme Consultant confirmed neighbouring counties would produce a similar report and share the information.

 

AGREED:

 

1.    That the Panel APPROVED the Report and endorsed the decision to prepare an action plan based on the assessment.

2.    That the panel ENDORSED the decision to prepare an action plan based on the assessment and to undertake actions necessary to prepare for the 30 hour entitlement once Central Government released information on the pilots.

 

224.

QUARTER 1 FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT REPORT 2016/17

To receive Report No. 133/2016 from the Director for Resources.

(Previously circulated under separate cover)

Minutes:

Report No. 133/2016 was received from the Director for People.

 

During discussion, the following points were noted:

 

a) Mr Tanner gave an update on new appointments within the People Directorate.

 

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Mr M Fowler & Mrs S Hickman left the meeting at 8.00 p.m.

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AGREED:

 

1.    That the Panel NOTED the Report.

 

225.

QUARTER 1 PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT REPORT

To receive Report No. 150/2016 from the Chief Executive

(previously circulated under separate cover)

Minutes:

Report No. 150/2016 was received from the Director for People. 

 

During discussion, the following points were noted:

 

a) Dr O’Neill confirmed Liquid Logic implementation had gone well.

 

 

AGREED:

 

1.    That the Panel NOTED the report.

 

226.

ANNUAL REPORT OF THE FOSTERING SERVICE pdf icon PDF 73 KB

To receive Report No. 167/2016 from the Director for People.

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Report No. 167/2016 was received from the Director for People.

 

During discussion, the following points were noted:

 

a)    Mr Tanner confirmed that the Corporate Parenting Board had developed a fostering recruitment plan and that the mosaic profiling system had been used to try and target specific carers.

b)    Recent media coverage, when Anglian Water provided local foster carers with free parking passes, had brought fostering into the limelight.

c)    Dr O’Neill confirmed the Better Care Together sub group would be dealing with mental health care and that Looked After Children would be a main focus in light of the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) ending.

d)    The panel sought clarification that a secure email system had been provided for all foster carers in the passing on of details for potential placements. Mr Tanner confirmed details were provided on paper and clarified the use of secure emails.

 

AGREED:

 

1.    That the Panel NOTED the content of the report.

 

227.

ANNUAL REPORT FOR THE INDEPENDENT REVIEWING SERVICE pdf icon PDF 56 KB

To receive Report No. 168/2016 from the Director for People.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Report No. 168/2016 was received from the Director for People.

 

No points were noted during discussion.

 

AGREED: 

 

1. That the Panel NOTED the content of the report.

 

 

228.

PROGRAMME OF MEETINGS AND TOPICS

Minutes:

Copies of the Forward Plan were distributed to attendees.

 

229.

REVIEW OF FORWARD PLAN 2016/17

To consider Scrutiny issues to review. 

 

Copies of the Forward Plan will be available at the meeting.

Minutes:

Copies of the Forward Plan were distributed to attendees.

 

230.

ANY OTHER URGENT BUSINESS

To receive any other items of urgent business which have been previously notified to the person presiding

 

Minutes:

There was no urgent business.

 

231.

DATE AND PREVIEW OF NEXT MEETING

17th November 2016 at 7 pm

 

Agenda Items:

 

Rutland School Admission Arrangements

Adoption: Annual Report

BUDGET:Q2 Performance and Monitoring

The Education Strategic Plan

Minutes:

The next meeting would be held on Thursday, 17th November 2016 at 7.00 p.m.

 

AGREED:

 

Agenda Items

 

1.    Rutland School Admission Arrangements

2.    Adoption: Annual Report

3.    BUDGET: Quarter 2 Performance and Monitoring

4.    The Education Strategic Plan

5.    Project: Poverty

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The Chair closed the meeting at 8.26 p.m.

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