Venue: REMOTE & INFORMAL MEETING
Contact: Benjamin Awkal, Scrutiny Officer Tel: 07816 091463. Email: Benjamin.Awkal@surreycc.gov.uk
APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE AND SUBSTITUTIONS
To agree the minutes of the previous meeting of the Children, Families, Lifelong Learning and Culture Select Committee as a true and accurate record of proceedings.
Minutes to be agreed at the next public meeting.
DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST
Members present are required to declare, at this point in the
meeting or as soon as possible thereafter:
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.
Fiona White declared a personal interest in relation to an aspect of Item 5. The Member was to leave during the discussion of that aspect of the Item.
Declaration: Surrey County Council representative on the Limnerslease Management Committee, part of the Artist Village at Watts Gallery.
receive any questions or petitions.
1. The deadline for Member’s questions is 12.00pm four working days before the meeting (Tuesday, 7 December 2021).
2. The deadline for public questions is seven days before the meeting(Monday, 6 December 2021).
3. The deadline for petitions was 14 days before the meeting, and no petitions have been received.
The public retain their right to submit questions for written response, with such answers recorded in the minutes of the meeting; questioners may participate in meetings to ask a supplementary question. Petitioners may address the Committee on their petition for up to three minutes. Guidance will be made available to any member of the public wishing to speak at a meeting.
Tina Benjamin, Director – Corporate Parenting
i. The Director of Corporate Parenting to provide data, including commentary on caseload, on the number of full-time social workers by the next public meeting, in January 2022.
Purpose of the report:
To provide details of the draft budget and medium-term financial strategy for scrutiny.
Becky Rush, Cabinet Member for Finance and Resources
Clare Curran, Cabinet Member for Children and Families
Denise Turner-Stewart, Cabinet Member for Education and Learning
Mark Nuti, Cabinet Member for Communities
Rachael Wardell, Executive Director for Children, Families and Lifelong Learning
Marie Snelling, Executive Director for Customer and Communities
Susan Wills, Assistant Director for Cultural Services and Registrations
Rachel Wigley, Director – Finance Insights and Performance
Daniel Peattie, Strategic Finance Business Partner – Children, Families and Lifelong Learning
Nikki O’Connor, Strategic Finance Business Partner – Improvement and TPP/Resources
Mark Hak-Sanders, Strategic Finance Business Partner – Corporate
Key points raised in the discussion:
For the Select Committee to review the attached actions and
recommendations tracker and forward work programme, making
suggestions for additions or amendments as appropriate.
1. A Member brought attention to a number of actions and recommendations which had been on the tracker for an extensive period of time without a clear indication as to when responses would be provided and sought clarification regarding the progress of outstanding actions. The Executive Director stated that these outstanding actions had been chased. A Member proposed that a response to all outstanding actions would be provided by the next public meeting of the Select Committee, unless there were significant reasons why it could not be possible. The Chairman noted the views of the Members and the Executive Director and stated that an appropriate approach would be established moving forward.
2. The Cabinet Member for Families and Children shared that she had suggested at Cabinet that a cross-party task group of the Select Committee could be a helpful way to monitor the implementation of the Child Poverty Action Plan. The Scrutiny Officer explained that a sub-group comprising Members from across the Select Committees had been discussed with the Committee’s Chairman and Vice-Chairmen and scrutiny officer colleagues.
DATE OF THE NEXT MEETING