Agenda

Family and Children's Services Overview and Scrutiny Committee - Thursday, 17th June, 2021 10.00 am

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

Contact: Lesley Little 

Items
No. Item

1.

MEMBERSHIP AND TERMS OF REFERENCE

19 Members

 

10 County Councillors (5:3:1:1)

 

Quorum - 5

 

Chair: W. Daley

 

Vice Chair: G. Stewart

 

Conservative

Labour

Independent Group

Liberal Democrats

Green Party

Ind Non-Grouped

W. Daley

C. Ball

C. Taylor

 

 

 

D. Ferguson

L. Dunn

 

 

 

 

M. Swinburn

A. Scott

 

 

 

 

G. Stewart

 

 

 

 

 

T. Thorne

 

 

 

 

 

One TBC

1 Min Gp place gifted to Con

 

 

 

 

 

 

2.

APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

3.

MINUTES pdf icon PDF 270 KB

The Minutes of the Family and Children’s Services Overview and Scrutiny Committees, held on Thursday 1 April, 2021, as circulated, to be confirmed as a true record and signed by the Chair.

4.

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.

 

5.

FORWARD PLAN OF KEY DECISIONS pdf icon PDF 142 KB

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

 

6.

SUMMARY OF NCC APPROACHES TO MEETING THE NEEDS OF SEND LEARNERS DURING THE COVID 19 PANDEMIC MARCH 2020- MARCH 2021 pdf icon PDF 492 KB

The report informs the Scrutiny Committee about the response of Northumberland County Council to the COVID pandemic (March 2020-March 2021) in relation to children and young people with Special Educational Needs and/or Disability (SEND).

 

It offers an overview of the response over three distinct phases, corresponding to the different periods of school partial closures.

 

7.

WINTER SUPPORT GRANT UPDATE pdf icon PDF 506 KB

The report provides members with updated information regarding delivery of the Winter Support Grant during Spring Term 2021, including the provision of Free School Meals (FSM) over the February half-term and Easter school holidays and the roll-out of the Holiday Activity Fund (HAF) at Easter.

 

8.

FAMILY AND CHILDREN'S SERVICES OVERVIEW AND SCRUTINY COMMITTEE WORK PROGRAMME AND MONITORING REPORT 2019/20. pdf icon PDF 175 KB

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

 

 

9.

URGENT BUSINESS