Agenda and minutes

Spotlight Review on Children's Mental Health Services, Children and Families Overview and Scrutiny Committee
Monday, 24th February, 2020 10.00 am, NEW

Venue: Committee Suite 1,2 & 3, Westfields, Middlewich Road, Sandbach CW11 1HZ. View directions

Contact: Helen Davies  Tel: 01270 685705 Email:

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Apologies for Absence


Apologies for absence were received from Councillors M Addison (substituted for by Councillor S Edgar) and D Brown (substituted for by Councillor L Wardlaw).



Minutes of Previous meeting pdf icon PDF 63 KB

To approve the minutes of the meeting held on 27 January 2020.



RESOLVED –                           


That the minutes of the previous meeting held on 27 January 2020 be approved as a correct record and signed by the Chairman.



Declarations of Interest

To provide an opportunity for Members and Officers to declare any disclosable pecuniary and non-pecuniary interests in any item on the agenda.


There were no declarations of interest.


Whipping Declarations

To provide an opportunity for Members to declare the existence of a party whip in relation to any item on the agenda


There were no declarations of a party whip.


Public Speaking/Open Session

A total period of 15 minutes is allocated for members of the public to make a statement(s) on any matter that falls within the remit of the Committee.


Individual members of the public may speak for up to 5 minutes, but the Chairman will decide how the period of time allocated for public speaking will be apportioned, where there are a number of speakers.


Note: In order for officers to undertake any background research, it would be helpful if members of the public contacted the Scrutiny officer listed at the foot of the agenda, at least one working day before the meeting to provide brief details of the matter to be covered.



There were no members of the public present who wished to speak.


Spotlight Review of Children's Mental Health Services in Cheshire East

To receive reports, presentations and evidence from service providers, commissioners and other stakeholders on their experience of children’s mental health service provision across Cheshire East.



The committee considered a range of reports and presentations from a variety of council services, NHS providers and commissioners and other external partners on the provision and effectiveness of children’s mental health services in Cheshire East.


During the meeting, the committee noted a number of key, salient issues raised by the witnesses, and discussed a number of recommendations that it wished to submit to the council and partners as part of its final report.




1          That the presentations and reports be noted, and witnesses be thanked for taking the time to attend the meeting and contribute to the review.


2          That the committee meet in private session on 23 March 2020 to discuss and finalise the recommendations to be included in the final report.