Agenda, decisions and draft minutes

Scrutiny for Policies, Children and Families Committee
Friday 18th October 2019 10.00 am

Venue: Library Meeting Room, Taunton Library

Contact: Neil Milne on 01823 359045  Email: ndmilne@somerset.gov.uk

Note: If you wish to speak at this meeting, you must submit your questions or statements by 5.00pm on Monday 14 October 2019. 

Items
No. Item

7.

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.

Minutes:

Cllr Keating declared a personal interest as a Member of the Somerset Schools Forum.

 

Mrs Tipper declared a personal interest as a Member of the Somerset Community Council.

8.

Minutes from the previous meeting pdf icon PDF 65 KB

The Committee is asked to confirm the minutes are accurate.

Minutes:

The Committee agreed that the minutes of the last meeting, following a few minor amendments, were correct and the Vice Chair signed them.

9.

Public Question Time

The Chairman will allow members of the public to ask a question or make a statement about any matter on the agenda for this meeting. These questions may be taken during the meeting, when the relevant agenda item is considered, at the Chairman’s discretion.  

Minutes:

There were no members of the public present and no questions had been submitted.

10.

Scrutiny Work Programme pdf icon PDF 84 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;

c) – Outcome Tracker.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Vice Chair of the Committee invited Members to consider the Cabinet’s Forward Plan of proposed key decisions in forthcoming months and suggest any items for the Committee to consider. The plan was noted.

 

The Vice Chair directed attention to the Committee’s its own work programme and invited suggestions for  ...  view the full minutes text for item 10.

11.

Troubled Families update report pdf icon PDF 84 KB

Minutes:

The Committee considered this report about how the Troubled Families programme has been delivered in Somerset. It was noted that the Troubled Families (TF) Programme (2015 – 2020) was run from the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) and managed in Somerset by the Council. The TF programme  ...  view the full minutes text for item 11.

12.

2019/20 Revenue Budget Monitoring Report - Month 4 pdf icon PDF 68 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Committee considered this report, introduced by the Deputy Leader of Council, that provided details of the month 4 forecast outturn position for 2019/20 for the net Revenue Budget. The report also highlighted variances to service budgets, as well as detailing emerging issues, risks, areas of concern and proposed actions  ...  view the full minutes text for item 12.

13.

Value for Money: Tracker and Social Care Experts Review 2018 - 2019 pdf icon PDF 31 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Committee considered this report, introduced by the Deputy Leader of Council, that had been used by the Council’s external auditor to inform their overall Value for Money conclusion. It was explained that the external auditor had sought additional assurance over the robustness regarding the Council’s budget planning in respect  ...  view the full minutes text for item 13.

14.

Any other urgent items of business

The Chairman may raise any items of urgent business.

Minutes:

After ascertaining there were no other items of business, the Vice-Chair thanked all those present for attending, and closed the meeting at 11.44am.