Children and Families Overview and Scrutiny Committee
Monday, 28th September, 2020 1.30 pm

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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No. Item


Apologies for Absence


Minutes of Previous meeting pdf icon PDF 63 KB

To approve the minutes of the meeting held on 5 August 2020.



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.


Whipping Declarations

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


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.


Members of the public wishing to make a statement should provide notice in writing at least three clear working days before the meeting takes place.


Child or Young Person's Story

To receive a verbal update of an anonymised child or young person’s story.


Spotlight Review on Children's Mental Health Services pdf icon PDF 111 KB

To agree the report of the committee’s spotlight review on Children’s Mental Health Services, undertaken on 24 February 2020.

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Update on Kickstart and Apprenticeships

To receive a verbal update.


Update on Ofsted Inspections pdf icon PDF 199 KB

To consider a report on the interim arrangements for Inspections of Local Authority Children’s Services (ILACS) and Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities (SEND) Inspections following a pause in inspections due to Covid-19.




Vision for Children's Services pdf icon PDF 132 KB

To receive an update on the future development work for Children’s Services.

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Progress Against Ofsted Recommendations pdf icon PDF 756 KB

To receive an update on progress following the Ofsted Standard Inspection of Local Authority Children’s Services (ILACS) undertaken in November 2019.


Update on SEND pdf icon PDF 206 KB

To consider two updates in respect of SEND:


(1)  An update on progress made against the recommendations put to Cabinet in the SEND Reforms Task and Finish Group report, and


(2)  A progress update following agreement of the Written Statement of Action, in preparation for the SEND revisit.

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Performance Scorecard - Quarter 1, 2020/21 pdf icon PDF 270 KB


Forward Plan pdf icon PDF 198 KB

To give consideration to the areas of the forward plan which fall within the remit of the Committee.


Work Programme pdf icon PDF 69 KB

To give consideration to the work programme.

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