Agenda and decisions

Cabinet Member for Children, Young People & Families Decisions - Tuesday, 22 January 2019 2.00 pm

Venue: Members' Conference Room, County Hall, Penrhyn Road, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey, KT1 2DN

Contact: Ben Cullimore  020 8213 2782

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Declarations of Interest

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    All Members present are required to declare, at this point in the meeting or as soon as possible thereafter:


    i.       Any disclosable pecuniary interests and / or

    ii.      Other interests arising under the Code of Conduct in respect of any item(s) of business being considered at this meeting




    ·        Members are reminded that they must not participate in any item where they have a disclosable pecuniary interest.

    ·        As well as an interest of the Member, this includes any interest, of which the Member is aware, that relates to the Member’s spouse or civil partner (or any person with whom the Member is living as a spouse or civil partner).

    ·        Members with a significant personal interest may participate in the discussion and vote on that matter unless that interest could be reasonably regarded as prejudicial.


Procedural Matters

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Members' Questions

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    The deadline for Members’ questions is 12pm four working days before the meeting (16 January 2019).


Public Questions

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    The deadline for public questions is seven days before the meeting (15 January 2019).



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    The deadline for petitions was 14 days before the meeting, and no petitions have been received.


Community Sponsorship for Syrian Refugees pdf icon PDF 142 KB

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    The Home Office has introduced a Community Sponsorship Scheme whereby local community groups can take responsibility to welcome and support refugees from Syria and the surrounding region directly into their communities. This complements resettlement work undertaken by local authorities as part of the Vulnerable Persons Resettlement Scheme (VPRS).  


    Surrey County Council and Surrey’s Districts and Boroughs have been active participants in the Scheme since 2015.  A local multi-faith group in Mole Valley has prepared an application to the Home Office for Community Sponsorship and seeks the Council’s support in line with Home Office requirements. 



    The Cabinet Member agreed that Community Sponsorship be encouraged and enabled as a means to resettle Syrian Refugees under the VPRS and gave consent to prospective Community Sponsors in Mole Valley subject to them meeting the Home Office criteria for that consent (set out in paragraphs 8 and 9 of the report).