Scrutiny Board (Children and Families) - Monday, 10th June, 2024 10.30 am

Venue: Civic Hall, Leeds, LS1 1UR. View directions

Contact: Rob Clayton (0113 37 88790)  Email:

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No. Item


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 - 18 April 2024 pdf icon PDF 156 KB

To approve as a correct record the minutes of the meeting held on 18 April 2024.


Co-Opted Members pdf icon PDF 173 KB

To receive a report from the Head of Democratic Services on the appointment of co-opted members to the Scrutiny Board (Children and Families).


Scrutiny Board Terms of Reference pdf icon PDF 137 KB

To receive a report from the Head of Democratic Services presenting the Scrutiny Board’s terms of reference.

Additional documents:


Sources of Work for the Scrutiny Board and Draft Work Programme 2024/25 pdf icon PDF 185 KB

To receive a report from the Head of Democratic Services on potential sources of work for the Scrutiny Board and presenting an initial draft work programme for the 2024/25 municipal year.

Additional documents:


Youth Vaping Update pdf icon PDF 147 KB

To consider an update report from the Head of Democratic Services on youth vaping setting out recent legislative developments at Government level and an update on local activity to tackle the issue in Leeds. This follows consideration of this item in the previous municipal year and a request that the Board receive an update early in the 2024/25 municipal year.

Additional documents:


Performance Update pdf icon PDF 972 KB

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


Youth Justice Plan 2024-2027 pdf icon PDF 177 KB

To consider and comment on the Youth Justice Plan 2024-2027 as required under the authority’s Budget and Policy Framework.

Additional documents:


Date and Time of Next Meeting

The next public meeting of the Board will take place on 18 July 2024 at 2.00PM. There will be a pre-meeting for all board members at 1.45PM.

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.