Agenda

Children and Families Scrutiny Panel - Thursday, 1st October, 2020 5.30 pm

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Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies and Changes in Panel Membership (If Any)

To note any changes in membership of the Panel made in accordance with Council Procedure Rule 4.3.

2.

Disclosure of Personal and Pecuniary Interests

In accordance with the Localism Act 2011, and the Council’s Code of Conduct, Members to disclose any personal or pecuniary interests in any matter included on the agenda for this meeting.

 

3.

Declarations of Scrutiny Interest

Members are invited to declare any prior participation in any decision taken by a Committee, Sub-Committee, or Panel of the Council on the agenda and being scrutinised at this meeting.

   

4.

Minutes of the Previous Meeting (including matters arising) pdf icon PDF 3 KB

To approve and sign as a correct record the Minutes of the meetings held on 4 June 2020 and 23 July 2020 and to deal with any matters arising, attached.

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5.

Declaration of party Political Whip

Members are invited to declare the application of any party political whip on any matter on the agenda and being scrutinised at this meeting.

6.

Statement from the Chair

7.

Children's Services Improvement Plan pdf icon PDF 308 KB

Report Of Executive Director Children and Learning briefing the Panel on the revised Children and Learning Improvement Plan

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8.

Children and Families - Performance pdf icon PDF 282 KB

Report of the Director, Legal and Business Operations, providing an overview of performance across Children and Families Services since July 2020.

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9.

Exclusion of the Press and Public - Exempt Papers included in the following Item

To move that in accordance with the Council’s Constitution, specifically the Access to Information Procedure Rules contained within the Constitution, the press and public be excluded from the meeting in respect of any consideration of the exempt appendix to the following item

Appendices 2, 3and 6 are considered to be exempt from general publication based on Category 7a of paragraph 10.4 of the Council’s Access to Information Procedure Rules.  Category 1 relates to ‘Information which is likely to reveal the identity of an individual’, whilst Category 7 relates to ‘Information relating to any action taken or to be taken in connection with the prevention, investigation or prosecution of crime.’

10.

Educational Attainment in Southampton pdf icon PDF 281 KB

Report of the Director, Legal and Business Operations setting out the provisional 2019/20 Key Stage exam results in Southampton.

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11.

Exclusion of the Press and Public - Exempt Papers included in the following Item

To move that in accordance with the Council’s Constitution, specifically the Access to Information Procedure Rules contained within the Constitution, the press and public be excluded from the meeting in respect of any consideration of the exempt appendix to the following item

Appendix 1 is considered to be exempt from general publication based on Categories 3 of paragraph 10.4 of the Council’s Access to Information Procedure Rules.  Category 1 relates to ‘Information which is likely to reveal the identity of an individual’, whilst Category 7 relates to ‘Information relating to any action taken or to be taken in connection with the prevention, investigation or prosecution of crime.’

12.

Recruitment of Foster Carers pdf icon PDF 310 KB

To consider the report of the Executive Director Children and Learning outlining the Southampton City Council Fostering Services’ strategy to recruit more in house foster carers.

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13.

Monitoring Scrutiny Recommendations pdf icon PDF 276 KB

Report of the Director, Legal and Business Operations, enabling the Panel to monitor and track progress on recommendations made at previous meetings.

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