Scrutiny Board (Children and Families) - Wednesday, 25th January, 2023 10.00 am

Venue: Civic Hall, Leeds, LS1 1UR

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 Interests

To disclose or draw attention to any interests in accordance with Leeds City Council’s ‘Councillor Code of Conduct’.


Apologies for Absence and Notification of Substitutes

To receive any apologies for absence and notification of substitutes.


Minutes - 30th November 2022 pdf icon PDF 327 KB

To approve as a correct record the minutes of the meeting held on Wednesday 30th November 2022.


Children and Young People's Plan refresh: summary of consultation pdf icon PDF 485 KB

To receive a report from the Director of Children and Families that provides a summary of the consultation linked to the refresh of the Children and Young People’s Plan (CYPP), with specific reference to the proposed changes to the CYPP.


Best City Ambition Update pdf icon PDF 398 KB

To receive a report from the Chief Officer Strategy and Improvement which presents an update on work to implement the Best City Ambition since its adoption by the Council in February 2022.


Performance report for the financial year 2022/23 pdf icon PDF 910 KB

To receive a report from the Director of Children and Families which provides a summary of performance information relating to outcomes for Leeds children and young people.


Financial Health Monitoring 2022/23 - October (Month 7) pdf icon PDF 325 KB

To receive a report from the Head of Democratic Services that introduces information regarding the projected 2022/23 financial health position at Month 7 (October 2022) in the context of the Scrutiny Board’s wider discussions about the initial budget proposals.

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Initial Budget Proposals for 2023/24 pdf icon PDF 1 MB

To receive a report from the Head of Democratic Services that introduces the Executive Board’s initial budget proposals for 2023/24 for consideration, review and comment on matters and proposals that fall within the Scrutiny Board’s remit.

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Work Schedule pdf icon PDF 330 KB

To consider the Scrutiny Board’s work schedule for the 2022/23 municipal year.

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Date and Time of Next Meeting

Wednesday, 8th March 2023 at 10.00 am (pre-meeting for all Board Members at 9.45 am)