Agenda

Family and Children's Services Overview and Scrutiny Committee - Thursday, 2nd December, 2021 10.00 am

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

Contact: Lesley Little 

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Items
No. Item

1.

APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

2.

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.

 

3.

FORWARD PLAN OF KEY DECISIONS pdf icon PDF 131 KB

To note the latest Forward Plan of key decisions for December 2021 to March 2022. Any further changes made to the Forward Plan will be reported to the committee.

 

4.

OPPORTUNITY FOR EXPANSION OF NORTHUMBERLAND HEALTH EDUCATION ENGLAND (HEE) PROJECT CHOICE pdf icon PDF 290 KB

The Cabinet report communicates the opportunity to develop a wider scope of delivery for Health Education England’s Project choice within Northumberland in order to more rapidly deliver on Northumberland County Councils education priorities and SEND priorities.  Comments made by this Committee will be reported to Cabinet on 7 December 2021.

 

Additional documents:

5.

NORTHUMBERLAND STRATEGIC SKILLS PLAN 2021-25 (MARCH 2021, UPDATED OCTOBER 2021) pdf icon PDF 178 KB

The Cabinet report provides details of the Northumberland Strategic Skills Plan 2021-25, a document designed to guide skills planning and the approach in designing impactful vocational skills provision within the county to yield greatest impact for residents and the local economy. Comments made by this Committee will be reported to Cabinet on 7 December 2021.

 

Additional documents:

6.

NORTHUMBERLAND SKILLS PATHFINDER - CURRICULUM RESEARCH pdf icon PDF 192 KB

The report shares a sample of content and findings from a suite of reports resulting from a range of internal and externally commissioned skills and employment based research activities conducted on the subject of curriculum development priorities within Northumberland County. The content and findings underpin Northumberland Strategic Skills Plan 2021-25 which is designed to inform skills planning and the approach in designing impactful vocational skills provision.

 

The appendices are available for viewing on the Council’s website.

 

Additional documents:

7.

FAMILY AND CHILDREN'S SERVICES OVERVIEW AND SCRUTINY COMMITTEE WORK PROGRAMME AND MONITORING REPORT 2021/22 pdf icon PDF 274 KB

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

 

8.

URGENT BUSINESS