Agenda

Family and Children's Services Overview and Scrutiny Committee - Thursday, 2nd September, 2021 9.00 am

Venue: Meeting Space - Block 1, Floor 2 - County Hall. View directions

Contact: Lesley Little 

Note: Due to Covid restrictions only those who have registered and are actively participating will be allowed access to the meeting. Any member of the press or public may view the proceedings of this meeting live on our YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/NorthumberlandTV. 

Items
No. Item

1.

APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

2.

MINUTES pdf icon PDF 279 KB

3.

DISCLOSURE OF MEMBERS' INTERESTS

Unless already entered in the Council’s Register of Members’ interests, members are required to disclose any personal interest (which includes any disclosable pecuniary interest) they may have in any of the items included on the agenda for the meeting in accordance with the Code of Conduct adopted by the Council on 4 July 2012, and are reminded that if they have any personal interests of a prejudicial nature (as defined under paragraph 17 of the Code Conduct) they must not participate in any discussion or vote on the matter and must leave the room. NB Any member needing clarification must contact the monitoring officer by email at monitoringofficer@northumberland.gov.uk. Please refer to the guidance on disclosures at the rear of this agenda letter.

 

4.

FORWARD PLAN OF KEY DECISIONS pdf icon PDF 188 KB

To note the latest Forward Plan of key decisions for September to December 2021. Any further changes made to the Forward Plan will be reported to the committee.

5.

SCHOOLS FORUM ROLE AND DECISION MAKING POWERS pdf icon PDF 358 KB

The report provides Members with further information about the role of the Schools Forum, including its powers, consultative role and the impact of this in relation to School Funding in Northumberland for 2021/22.

 

Additional documents:

6.

SEND REVISIT MAY 2021 pdf icon PDF 153 KB

The report informs Members of the findings of the SEND Revisit from Ofsted and CQC and outlines next steps to be taken.

 

7.

PEER REVIEW FOR CARE LEAVERS SERVICE-UPDATE REPORT pdf icon PDF 144 KB

The report provides Members with an update of the actions to be undertaken following the Peer Challenge undertaken in September 2018 including a current view of the offer for care leavers in Northumberland.

 

8.

COMPLAINTS ANNUAL REPORT 2020/2021 - ADULT SOCIAL CARE, CHILDREN'S SOCIAL CARE, AND CONTINUING HEALTH CARE SERVICES pdf icon PDF 209 KB

The report informs the Committee of the activities of the Adult Services and Children’s Social Care complaints service, including work on behalf of the Northumberland Clinical Commissioning Group; customer experiences; complaints handling and decisions made by the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman.  

 

Additional documents:

9.

FAMILY AND CHILDREN'S SERVICES OVERVIEW AND SCRUTINY COMMITTEE WORK PROGRAMME AND MONITORING REPORT 2021/22 pdf icon PDF 237 KB

Members are asked to review and note the Family and Children’s Services Overview and Scrutiny Committee Work Programme and Monitoring Report.

 

10.

URGENT BUSINESS