Scrutiny Board (Children and Families)
Wednesday, 22nd January, 2020 10.00 am

Venue: Civic Hall, Leeds, LS1 1UR

Contact: Angela Brogden (0113 37 88661)  Email:

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 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 - 27th November 2019 pdf icon PDF 233 KB

To approve as a correct record the minutes of the meeting held on Wednesday 27th November 2019.


The Post-16 Meadows Park Partnership and wider strategic review of Post-16 education in Leeds. pdf icon PDF 224 KB

To receive a report from the Head of Democratic Services regarding an update on the Scrutiny Board’s consideration of the Post-16 Meadows Park Partnership linked to the wider strategic review of Post-16 education in Leeds.


Performance update for April 2019 to September 2019 pdf icon PDF 1 MB

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.  This includes an update on the 2018-23 Children and Young People’s Plan (CYPP) and a position statement on the new 3As Strategy.


Financial Health Monitoring 2019/20 - Month 7 (October) pdf icon PDF 221 KB

To consider a report from the Head of Democratic Services that introduces information regarding the projected 2019/20 financial health position of those service areas that fall within the Board’s remit at Month 7 (October 2019).

Additional documents:


Initial Budget Proposals for 2020/2021 pdf icon PDF 153 KB

To consider a report from the Head of Democratic Services that introduces the Executive Board’s initial budget proposals for 2020/21 for consideration, review and comment on matters and proposals that fall within the Scrutiny Board’s remit.

Additional documents:


Best Council Plan Refresh 2020/21 to 2024/25 pdf icon PDF 139 KB

To consider a report from the Head of Democratic Services that introduces proposals to refresh the Best Council Plan for the period 2020/21 to 2024/25 and provides an opportunity for the Scrutiny Board to consider and comment on any specific aspects that fall within the Board’s remit.

Additional documents:


Referral to Scrutiny Board pdf icon PDF 162 KB

To receive a report from the Head of Democratic Services presenting a referral from the Executive Board in relation to the inspection of Youth Justice Services in Leeds.

Additional documents:


Work Schedule pdf icon PDF 153 KB

To consider the Scrutiny Board’s work schedule for the 2019/20 municipal year.

Additional documents:


Date and Time of Next Meeting

Wednesday, 5th February 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.