Agenda

Children, Families, Lifelong Learning and Culture Select Committee - Thursday, 15 February 2024 10.00 am

Venue: Woodhatch Place, 11 Cockshot Hill, Reigate, RH2 8EF

Contact: Julie Armstrong, Scrutiny Officer 

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APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE AND SUBSTITUTIONS

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MINUTES OF THE PREVIOUS MEETINGS: 6 DECEMBER 2023 pdf icon PDF 248 KB

    To agree the minutes of the previous meeting of the Children, Families, Lifelong Learning and Culture as a true and accurate record of proceedings.

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DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

    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

     

    NOTES:

    ·         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.

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QUESTIONS AND PETITIONS pdf icon PDF 95 KB

    To receive any questions or petitions.

    Notes:

    1.    The deadline for Member’s questions is 12.00pm four working days before the meeting (19 June 2020).

     

    2.    The deadline for public questions is seven days before the meeting(18 June 2020)

     

    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.

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ACTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS TRACKER AND FORWARD WORK PLAN pdf icon PDF 202 KB

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ALTERNATIVE PROVISION pdf icon PDF 655 KB

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    Purpose: To assess how well Surrey’s Alternative Provision meets the needs of Children and Young People in the county, and how well it enables them to maximise their potential in both adolescence and adulthood.

     

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FOSTER CARER SUFFICIENCY pdf icon PDF 429 KB

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    Purpose:To understand whether Surrey County Council’s current strategy to recruit and retain foster carers will be successful in improving the sufficiency of homes for Looked After Children. 

     

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CHILDREN'S HOMES - OFSTED REPORTS PUBLISHED SINCE THE LAST MEETING OF THE SELECT COMMITTEE pdf icon PDF 125 KB

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    Purpose of report: The Select Committee will receive Ofsted reports on Surrey County Council-run Children’s Homes in its agenda, as part of a communications plan agreed in June 2022.

     

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PERFORMANCE OVERVIEW pdf icon PDF 115 KB

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DATE OF THE NEXT MEETING 17 APRIL 2024