Scrutiny for Policies, Children and Families Committee
Friday 25th January 2019 9.30 am

Venue: Library Meeting Room, Taunton Library

Contact: Neil Milne on 01823 359045  Email:

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** Public Guidance notes contained in agenda annexe ** pdf icon PDF 53 KB


Apologies for Absence

The Chair of the Committee will ask for Members’ apologies.


Declarations of Interest

Details of all Members’ interests in District, Town and Parish Councils will be displayed in the meeting room. The Statutory Register of Member’s Interests can be inspected via the Community Governance team.

The Chair of the Committee will ask for any other declarations.


Minutes from the previous meeting held on pdf icon PDF 139 KB

The Chair of the Committee will ask for confirmation that the attached minutes are an accurate record of the last meeting.


Public Question Time

The Chair of the Committee will allow members of the public, who have registered, to ask a question/s and/or make a statement/s about any matter on the agenda for this meeting. Each member of the public that has registered to speak is allocated 3 minutes.  

At the Chair’s discretion, questions and statements from the public may be taken during the meeting, when the relevant agenda item is considered.  


Scrutiny Work Programme pdf icon PDF 107 KB

To discuss any items for the forthcoming work programme. To assist the discussion, the following documents are attached:

a) – The Cabinet’s latest published forward plan;

b) – Current Work Programme for the Committee.


At the last meeting the Committee requested that the Outcome Tracker be refreshed and updated. An updated version of the Tracker will be presented to the 22 March 2019 meeting.

Additional documents:


MTFP Plan for Children's Services - Peopletoo Recommendations update pdf icon PDF 161 KB

To consider this report.


Medium Term Financial Plan (2019-2022) for Children's Services pdf icon PDF 133 KB

To consider this report.

Additional documents:


Annual Somerset Safeguarding Children Board report pdf icon PDF 3 MB

To consider this report and receive a presentation.


Children and Young People's Plan 2019-2022 Update pdf icon PDF 46 KB

To consider this report and presentation.

Additional documents:


Update on CAF-14b Proposals for the alteration and / or reduction of early help services provided to children and their families - 'getset' pdf icon PDF 88 KB

To consider this report.

Additional documents:


Any other urgent items of business

The Chair of the Committee may raise any items of urgent business.