Agenda, decisions and draft minutes

Scrutiny for Policies, Children and Families Committee
Friday 16th November 2018 10.00 am

Venue: Library Meeting Room, Taunton Library

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

Items
No. Item

15.

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:

There were no declarations made.

16.

Minutes from the previous meetings held in October pdf icon PDF 136 KB

The Committee is asked to confirm these minutes are accurate.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Committee agreed, after a few amendments, that the minutes of the meetings held on 8 October and 19 October (that ran to 25 pages) were accurate and the Chair of the Committee signed them.

17.

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 members of the public present, however there were no questions asked, statements/comments made or petitions presented.

18.

Scrutiny Work Programme pdf icon PDF 111 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 Committee Chair explained the reports that make up the work programme agenda item and the importance the Committee should attach to planning its future work.

 

The Committee then considered and noted the Cabinet’s Forward Plan of proposed key decisions in forthcoming months.

 

The Committee considered and agreed its own  ...  view the full minutes text for item 18.

19.

Children and Young People’s Plan 2016 - 2019 pdf icon PDF 77 KB

To consider this report.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Committee considered these very thorough reports on the development of the three-year Children and Young People’s Plan (CYPP) which started in April 2016 setting out the actions the Council and its partners were taking to continue and sustain improvements in children’s services.

 

The various reports commented on and provided  ...  view the full minutes text for item 19.

20.

Children and Young People’s Plan 2019 - 2022 pdf icon PDF 2 MB

To consider this report.

Minutes:

The Committee received a very thorough presentation providing an update regarding the development of the three-year Children and Young People’s Plan (CYPP).

 

The new plan would see the CYPP, which started in April 2016 to run until 2019 being refreshed and the new CYPP, setting out the actions the Council  ...  view the full minutes text for item 20.

21.

Protecting children and families from the harm of drugs and alcohol pdf icon PDF 290 KB

To consider this report.

Minutes:

The Committee considered this report that had been prepared to give Members an understanding of the work of the commissioned Somerset Drug and Alcohol Service (SDAS) specifically in relation to supporting young people and parents in treatment for drug/alcohol misuse.

 

It was reported that a strategic approach in Somerset to  ...  view the full minutes text for item 21.

22.

Proposed changes to the support and services for children and their families (CAF-14b) - Update on Public Consultation pdf icon PDF 69 KB

To consider this report.

Minutes:

The Committee considered this report about the public consultation on the proposed changes to the Council’s support and services for children and their families regarding Cabinet savings proposal CAF 14b. The purpose of the consultation would be to gauge the understanding of the impact of the Council no longer providing  ...  view the full minutes text for item 22.

23.

Any other urgent items of business

The Chairman may raise any items of urgent business.

Minutes:

After ascertaining that there were no other items of business the Chair thanked all those present for attending the meeting and closed the meeting at 13.04.