Scrutiny Board (Children and Families)
Wednesday, 9th September, 2020 10.00 am

Venue: Remote Meeting

Contact: Angela Brogden (0113 37 88661)  Email:

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Appeals Against Refusal of Inspection of Documents

To consider any appeals in accordance with Procedure Rule 25* of the Access to Information Procedure Rules (in the event of an Appeal the press and public will be excluded).


(* In accordance with Procedure Rule 25, notice of an appeal must be received in writing by the Head of Governance Services at least 24 hours before the meeting).


Exempt Information - Possible Exclusion of the Press and Public

1.  To highlight reports or appendices which officers have identified as containing exempt information, and where officers consider that the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information, for the reasons outlined in the report.


2.  To consider whether or not to accept the officers recommendation in respect of the above information.


3.  If so, to formally pass the following resolution:-


RESOLVED – That the press and public be excluded from the meeting during consideration of the following parts of the agenda designated as containing exempt information on the grounds that it is likely, in view of the nature of the business to be transacted or the nature of the proceedings, that if members of the press and public were present there would be disclosure to them of exempt information, as follows:


No exempt items have been identified.


Late Items

To identify items which have been admitted to the agenda by the Chair for consideration.


(The special circumstances shall be specified in the minutes.)


Declaration of Disclosable Pecuniary Interests

To disclose or draw attention to any disclosable pecuniary interests for the purposes of Section 31 of the Localism Act 2011 and paragraphs 13-16 of the Members’ Code of Conduct.


Apologies for Absence and Notification of Substitutes

To receive any apologies for absence and notification of substitutes.


Minutes of Previous Meetings pdf icon PDF 224 KB

To approve as a correct record the minutes of the Scrutiny Board’s ordinary meeting held on 8th July 2020 and also the Call In meeting held on 8th July 2020.


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Coronavirus (COVID19) pandemic - Response and Recovery Plan pdf icon PDF 352 KB

To receive a report from the Director of Children and Families presenting an update on the ongoing progress made by Children and Families Services, working with partners and communities, in response to the unprecedented Covid-19 pandemic.


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Scrutiny Inquiry into Exclusions, Elective Home Education and Off-rolling - summary of evidence to-date. pdf icon PDF 310 KB

To receive a report from the Head of Democratic Services presenting a summary of evidence reflecting the position reached by the Scrutiny Board last year as part of its Inquiry into Exclusions, Elective Home Education and Off-rolling and to determine a suitable timeframe for resuming the Board’s inquiry work.


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Work Schedule pdf icon PDF 149 KB

To consider the Scrutiny Board’s work schedule for the 2020/21 municipal year.


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Date and Time of Next Meeting

Wednesday, 7th October 2020 at 10.00 am (pre-meeting for all Board Members at 9.45 am)

Third Party Recording

Recording of this meeting is allowed to enable those not present to see or hear the proceedings either as they take place (or later) and to enable the reporting of those proceedings.  A copy of the recording protocol is available from the contacts on the front of this agenda.


Use of Recordings by Third Parties – code of practice


a)  Any published recording should be accompanied by a statement of when and where the recording was made, the context of the discussion that took place, and a clear identification of the main speakers and their role or title.

b)  Those making recordings must not edit the recording in a way that could lead to misinterpretation or misrepresentation of the proceedings or comments made by attendees.  In particular there should be no internal editing of published extracts; recordings may start at any point and end at any point but the material between those points must be complete.




Please note – the publically accessible parts of this meeting will be filmed for live or subsequent broadcast via the City Council’s website. At the start of the meeting, the Chair will confirm if all or part of the meeting is to be filmed.