Agenda

Agenda

Venue: Council Chamber, Priory House, Monks Walk, Shefford

Contact: Rebecca Preen  0300 300 4193

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Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies for Absence

Apologies for absence and notification of substitute members.

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2.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 92 KB

 

To approve as a correct record the Minutes of the meeting of the Children’s Services Overview and Scrutiny Committee held on 22 January 2019 and to note actions taken since that meeting.

 

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3.

Members' Interests

 

To receive from Members any declarations of interest and of any political whip in relation to any agenda item.

 

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4.

Chairman's Announcements and Communications

 

To receive any announcements from the Chairman and any matters of communication.

 

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5.

Petitions

 

To receive petitions from members of the public in accordance with the Public Participation Procedure as set out in Part 4G of the Constitution.

 

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6.

Questions, Statements or Deputations

 

To receive any questions, statements or deputations from members of the public in accordance with the Public Participation Procedure as set out in Part 4G of the Constitution.

 

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7.

Call-In

 

To consider any decision of the Executive referred to this Committee for review in accordance with Part 4D of the Constitution.

 

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8.

Requested Items

 

To consider any items referred to the Committee at the request of a Member in accordance with Part 4D of the Constitution.

 

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9.

Executive Members' Updates

 

To receive a brief verbal update from the Executive Members for:-

 

·         Families, Education and Children and;

·         Health

 

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10.

Central Bedfordshire Multi Agency Safeguarding Arrangements pdf icon PDF 81 KB

 

The report provides details of the proposed changes to Central Bedfordshire’s Multi-Agency Safeguarding Arrangements.

 

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11.

Options Appraisal for Placements Commissioning Aligned to the Valuing Care Project pdf icon PDF 98 KB

 

The reports sets out the case for service development and commissioning of accommodation provision for Looked After Children, proposing phased priorities for the work based on current and forecast needs, risks and issues, informing the Council’s commissioning intentions for the next five years.

 

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12.

Validated Exam Results 2018 pdf icon PDF 156 KB

 

The report provides an overview of 2018 education outcome data and the actions being taken to improve outcomes.

 

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13.

Schools for the Future - New School Places, Biggleswade North pdf icon PDF 32 KB

 

The report seeks the recommendation to Executive for the capital expenditure at Edward Peake Middle School in Biggleswade to expand by 2 forms of entry (60 places in each school year group) by September 2020 to meet a forecast deficit of school places.

 

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14.

Work Programme 2018/19 & Executive Forward Plan pdf icon PDF 58 KB

 

The report provides Members with details of the currently drafted Committee work programme and the latest Executive Forward Plan.

 

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15.

Traded Services to Schools and Academies 2019/20 pdf icon PDF 26 KB

 

The Corporate Resources Overview and Scrutiny Committee (OSC) recommended that the Children’s Services OSC reassure themselves of the charges to schools which were above the 2.4% inflationary rate and discuss the rationale behind some of the increases. The Executive approved the charges at their meeting on 05 February 2019.

 

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16.

Exclusion of Press and Public

 

To consider whether to pass a resolution under section 100A of the Local Government Act 1972 to exclude the Press and Public from the meeting for the following items of business on the grounds that the consideration of the items is likely to involve the disclosure of exempt information as defined in Paragraph 3 of Part I of Schedule 12A of the Act.

 

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17.

Traded Services to Schools and Academies - Exempt Appendix

 

 

To receive the exempt Appendix D.