Scrutiny Board (Children and Families) - Wednesday, 13th October, 2021 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 of previous meetings pdf icon PDF 236 KB

To approve as a correct record the minutes of the Children and Families Scrutiny Board meeting held on 8th September 2021.


To also note for information the note of the Children and Families Scrutiny Board consultative meeting held on 15th September 2021.

Additional documents:


Youth Justice Plan 2021 - 24 pdf icon PDF 412 KB

To receive a report from the Director of Children and Families which presents the new Leeds Youth Justice Plan 2021 – 24 for the Board’s consideration.

Additional documents:


Covid-19 Update - Early Years, Early Help and Children's Social Care pdf icon PDF 537 KB

To receive a report from the Director of Children and Families which presents an update on the focused work being undertaken to support children and young people in Leeds through the early years, early help and children’s social care services.


Ofsted Focused Visit Improvement Plan pdf icon PDF 437 KB

To receive a report from the Director of Children and Families which provides a further update surrounding the Improvement Plan linked to the recent Ofsted Focused Visit to the Leeds Children and Families Front Door Service in July 2021.


Inquiry into Exclusions, Elective Home Education and Off-rolling (Part 2) - Draft Terms of Reference pdf icon PDF 410 KB

To receive a report from the Head of Democratic Services which presents draft terms of reference for part two of the Scrutiny Board’s ongoing Inquiry into Exclusions, Elective Home Education and Off-rolling.

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Work Schedule pdf icon PDF 412 KB

To consider the Scrutiny Board’s work schedule for the 2021/22 municipal year.

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Date and Time of Next Meeting

Wednesday, 3rd November 2021 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 publicly 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.