Agenda, decisions and draft minutes

Scrutiny for Policies, Children and Families Committee
Friday 22nd March 2019 10.00 am

Venue: Library Meeting Room, Taunton Library

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

Items
No. Item

44.

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.

45.

Minutes from the previous meeting pdf icon PDF 128 KB

The Committee is asked to confirm the minutes are accurate.

Minutes:

The Committee agreed that the minutes of the last meetign were accurate and the Chair signed them.

46.

Public Question Time pdf icon PDF 620 KB

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:

The Chair of the Committee informed Memebrs that a number of members of the public had registered to speak and he invited them to present their questions and/or make statements.

Agenda item 5

Marianne and Sarah wished to point out that 26 March 2018 is Purple day is the international  ...  view the full minutes text for item 46.

47.

Scrutiny Work Programme pdf icon PDF 104 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 Chair of the Committee highlighted the reports that make up the work programme agenda item and the importance the Committee should attach to planning its future work.

 

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

 

The Committee considered and discussed its  ...  view the full minutes text for item 47.

48.

Children and Young People's Plan 2016-2019 - Quarter 3 - Year 3 pdf icon PDF 74 KB

To consider and comment on this report.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

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

 

The reports commented on and provided a  ...  view the full minutes text for item 48.

49.

Children and Young People's Plan 2019-2022 pdf icon PDF 3 MB

To consider and comment on this report.

Minutes:

The Chair of the Committee invited the Vice Chair to introduce the new iteration of the CYPP, that would run from 2019-2022, and he described it as the apex of a planning pyramid and the framework of objectives. He noted that the new CYPP had 4 priorities: Supported Families; Healthy  ...  view the full minutes text for item 49.

50.

Family Support Services pdf icon PDF 111 KB

To consider and comment on this report, that will also include an update on about ‘get-set’.

Minutes:

The Committee considered this report and accompanying presentation, that provided an update on the progress to deliver a new Family Support Service (FSS) for the parents, children and families of Somerset, following a Cabinet decision in February 2018.

 

Members were reminded that a public consultation had been undertaken (September –  ...  view the full minutes text for item 50.

51.

Higher Needs Funding Provision pdf icon PDF 83 KB

To consider this report.

Minutes:

The Committee considered this report that was supplemented with a very thorough presentation. Members heard that remained significant financial pressures within Schools. It was reported that since 2010 funding reductions to Children’s and Adult services budgets were estimated to range from 25% to 54% and this was against a back  ...  view the full minutes text for item 51.

52.

School Performance 2018 - National Curriculum Test and Public Examination Results pdf icon PDF 130 KB

To consider this report.

Minutes:

The Committee considered this report from the Head of Education Partnerships, that provided a summary of Somerset outcomes through Ofsted inspections and performance data for Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Assessments, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 Standard Assessment Tests (SATs), GCSE and A Level results for 2018. The  ...  view the full minutes text for item 52.

53.

Any other urgent items of business

The Chairman may raise any items of urgent business.

Minutes:

The Chair, after ascertaining there were no other items of business, thanked all those present for attending and closed the meeting at 13.33.