Children and Families Committee - Monday, 14th November, 2022 1.00 pm

Venue: Committee Suite 1,2 & 3, Westfields, Middlewich Road, Sandbach CW11 1HZ. 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 and non-pecuniary interests in any item on the agenda.



Minutes of Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 218 KB

To approve as a correct record the minutes of the previous meeting held on 23 September 2022.


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.



Children's Travel Support Review pdf icon PDF 467 KB

To consider a report on the Children’s Travel Support Review.

Additional documents:


Household Support Fund 3 Grant Delivery pdf icon PDF 347 KB

To consider a report on the Household Support Fund.


Financial Review 2022/23 pdf icon PDF 148 KB

To receive the Financial Review report for 2022/23.

Additional documents:


Children and Families Scorecard Q1 pdf icon PDF 251 KB

Additional documents:


School Organisation: Academisation of Schools: Forward Plan pdf icon PDF 425 KB

To note the status of academy conversions across Cheshire East schools.

Additional documents:


Committee Takeover for Children's Rights Month

Committee takeover session by children and young people for November Children’s Rights Month. To present their issues and take questions from committee.


Cheshire East Safeguarding Children Partnership Annual Report 2021-22 pdf icon PDF 140 KB

To receive the Cheshire East Safeguarding Children Partnership Annual Report 2021-22.

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Work Programme pdf icon PDF 255 KB

To consider the work programme and determine any required amendments.



Minutes of Sub Committees pdf icon PDF 113 KB

To note the minutes of the following sub committee meetings:


Local Authority School Governor Nomination Sub Committee – 8 June 2022

Corporate Parenting Committee – 6 September 2022

Additional documents:


Crewe Youth Zone Project Update pdf icon PDF 661 KB

To receive an update on progress for the development of the Crewe Youth Zone.


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.


Crewe Youth Zone Project Update - Appendix 1

To note the appendix to the report.


Closure of Reach for the Stars Nurseries, Crewe

To consider the report on the closure of nurseries in Crewe.