Children and Families Overview and Scrutiny Committee
Monday, 23rd November, 2020 1.30 pm

Venue: Virtual Meeting

Contact: Joel Hammond-Gant  Tel: 01270 686468 Email:

Link: Meeting recording

No. Item


Apologies for Absence


Minutes of Previous meeting pdf icon PDF 71 KB

To approve the minutes of the meeting held on 28 September 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 at notice in writing at least three clear working days before the meeting takes place.



Child / Young Person's Story


Covid-19 Update pdf icon PDF 212 KB

To consider the committee’s standing update report on Covid-19 in relation to Children’s Services.


Children's Services Performance Scorecard - Quarter 2, 2020/21 pdf icon PDF 334 KB

To consider the performance data for Children’s Services from Quarter 2 of 2020/21.


Covid-19 and Children's Mental Health Support pdf icon PDF 215 KB

To consider a report on the approach taken by the council and partners to support children and young people’s mental health during the Covid-19 pandemic.


Domestic Abuse pdf icon PDF 502 KB

To consider an update on domestic abuse and how the Covid-19 pandemic has impacted on it.


NEET Summit and Action Plan pdf icon PDF 202 KB

To consider an update on the NEET Problem Solving Summit and the approach being taken by the council to support post-16 skills development.


High Needs Funding pdf icon PDF 220 KB

To consider an update on the work being carried out through the Schools Forum to develop a proposed new model for allocating High Needs top-up funding, along with details of planned next steps for this work.




Forward Plan pdf icon PDF 188 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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