Agenda and decisions

Children and Families Overview and Scrutiny Committee - Tuesday, 7 June 2022 2.00 pm

Venue: Sparkenhoe Committee Room, County Hall, Glenfield. View directions

Contact: Damien Buckley (Tel: 0116 3050183)  Email: damien.buckley@leics.gov.uk

Items
No. Item

1.

Appointment of Chairman.

Decision:

That Mrs. H. Fryer CC be appointed Chairman for the period ending with the date of the Annual Meeting of the County Council in 2023.

2.

Election of Deputy Chairman.

Decision:

That Mr. C. Smith CC be elected Deputy Chairman for the period ending with the date of the Annual Meeting of the County Council in 2023.

3.

Minutes of the previous meeting. pdf icon PDF 148 KB

4.

Question Time. pdf icon PDF 261 KB

5.

Questions asked by members under Standing Order 7(3) and 7(5). pdf icon PDF 193 KB

6.

Urgent Items.

7.

Declarations of interest.

8.

Declarations of the Party Whip in accordance with Overview and Scrutiny Procedure Rule 16.

9.

Presentation of Petitions under Standing Order 36.

10.

Quarter 4 2021/22 Performance Report. pdf icon PDF 145 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

(a)  That the update on the Children and Family Services Department’s performance for the period to March 2022 (Quarter 4) be noted.

(b)  That the Director of Children and Family Services be requested to provide Members of the Committee with details of the current number of outstanding EHC Plans for those children transitioning to junior or secondary school in September 2022.

(c)  That it be noted that a report would be presented at the next meeting of the Children and Families Overview and Scrutiny Committee in September on SEND and this would include an update on the Department’s High Needs Development Plan, progress towards SEND system improvements, and an overview of how the financial challenges in this area were being addressed.

11.

Impact of Covid-19. pdf icon PDF 435 KB

Decision:

(a)  That the overview of how COVID-19 has impacted and continues to impact key aspects of service delivery across the Children and Family Services Department be noted.

(b)  That the Committee’s thanks be passed on to officers within the Department for all their hard work throughout the pandemic.

12.

Leicestershire Music Service. pdf icon PDF 748 KB

Decision:

(a)  That the contents of the presentation on the Leicestershire Music service be noted and welcomed.

(b)  That a copy of the presentation provided be circulated to all members for information and that they be notified of the opportunity to purchase tickets for the Leicestershire Music Summer Festival.

13.

Date of next meeting.

The next meeting of the Commission is scheduled to take place on 6 September 2022.