Children and Families Committee - Monday, 29th April, 2024 2.00 pm

Venue: Council Chamber, Municipal Buildings, Earle Street, Crewe CW1 2BJ. View directions

Contact: Josie Lloyd  Tel: 01270 686466 Email:

No. Item


Apologies for Absence

To note any apologies for absence from Members.


Declarations of Interest

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


Minutes of Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 138 KB

To approve as a correct record the minutes of the previous meeting held on 12 February 2024.


Public Speaking/Open Session

In accordance with paragraph 2.24 of the Council’s Committee Procedure Rules and Appendix on Public Speaking, set out in the Constitution, a total period of 15 minutes is allocated for members of the public to put questions to the committee on any matter relating to this agenda. Each member of the public will be allowed up to two minutes each to speak, and the Chair will have discretion to vary this where they consider it appropriate.


Members of the public wishing to speak are required to provide notice of this at least three clear working days in advance of the meeting.


Petitions - To receive any petitions which have met the criteria - Petitions Scheme Criteria, and falls within the remit of the Committee. Petition organisers will be allowed up to three minutes to speak.




Revised Dedicated Schools Grant Management Plan 2024/25 to 2030/31 following the Department of Education Safety Valve Intervention Programme pdf icon PDF 500 KB

To receive a report on the Safety Valve intervention programme and the impact on the Dedicated Schools Grant management plan.

Additional documents:


Children's Centre Re-modelling into the Family Hub Model pdf icon PDF 289 KB

To receive the report seeking approval to carry out a consultation to repurpose existing children centres to meet MTFS savings while continuing to deliver the services flexibly.


Household Support Fund Grant 5 Delivery pdf icon PDF 687 KB

To receive the report providing an update on the Household Support Fund 5 (HSF5) grant awarded to Cheshire East and seeking delegated approval to deliver the fund in line with the proposals set out in the paper.


Youth Justice Service Hosted Model Proposal pdf icon PDF 1016 KB

To receive the report on a proposed move from the current shared service arrangement for the management and delivery of youth justice services to a hosted model.


Travel Support for Children and Young People - Available Walking Routes Update pdf icon PDF 384 KB

To consider the report on the transformation of travel support for children and young people.



Decision on the Future Delivery of the School Catering Service pdf icon PDF 382 KB

To receive the report which provides further information on the impact of the proposal to cease the delivery of Cheshire East’s catering service and seeks a decision to cease trading from April 2025.


Children and Families Scorecard Quarter 3 2023/24 pdf icon PDF 422 KB

To receive the Children and Families scorecard for quarter 3 of 2023-24.

Additional documents:


Implementation of All Age Direct Payment Policy pdf icon PDF 534 KB

To consider a report on the implementation of the All Age Direct Payment Policy.

Additional documents:


Work Programme pdf icon PDF 377 KB

To consider the work programme and determine any required amendments.



Minutes of Sub-Committees pdf icon PDF 114 KB

To note the minutes of the following sub-committees:


Local Authority School Governor Nomination Sub-Committee – 14 June 2023

Local Authority School Governor Nomination Sub-Committee – 23 November 2023

Cared for Children and Care Leavers Committee – 5 September 2023


Additional documents:


Exclusion of the Press and Public

The reports relating to the remaining items on the agenda have been withheld from public circulation and deposit pursuant to Section 100(B)(2) of the Local Government Act 1972 on the grounds that the matters may be determined with the press and public excluded.


The Committee may decide that the press and public be excluded from the meeting during consideration of the following items pursuant to Section 100(A)4 of the Local Government Act 1972 on the grounds that they involve the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in Paragraph 3 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act 1972 and public interest would not be served in publishing the information.


SEND Free Schools - Update

To consider the part 2 report and appendix.