Children and Young People's Services Select Committee
Wednesday, 15th May, 2019 10.30 am

Venue: County Hall, Chichester

Contact: Natalie Jones-Punch on 033 022 25098  Email:

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10.30 am


Declarations of Interests

Members and officers must declare any pecuniary or personalinterest in any business on the agenda. They should also make declarations at any stage such an interest becomes apparent during the meeting. Consideration should be given to leaving the meeting if the nature of the interest warrants it.  If in doubt please contact Democratic Services before the meeting.

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10.30 am


Minutes of the last meeting of the Committee pdf icon PDF 86 KB

The Committee is asked to agree the minutes of the meeting held on 10 January 2019 (cream paper).

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10.35 am


Urgent Matters

Items not on the agenda which the Chairman of the meeting is of the opinion should be considered as a matter of urgency by reason of special circumstances, including cases where the Committee needs to be informed of budgetary or performance issues affecting matters within its terms of reference, which have emerged since the publication of the agenda.

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10.35 am


Forward Plan of Key Decisions pdf icon PDF 112 KB

Extract fromthe ForwardPlan dated 1 May 2019.


Anextract fromanyForwardPlan publishedbetween the date of despatchof the agenda and the date of the meetingwill be tabled at the meeting.


The Committee is asked to consider whetheritwishes to enquireinto any of the forthcoming decisions withinits portfolio.

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10.45 am


Ofsted Inspection of Children's Social Care Services pdf icon PDF 60 KB

Report by the Director of Law and Assurance.


To enable members to consider the outcome of the recent OFSTED inspection of the County Council’s social care services, to understand the next steps for the Council and the governance arrangements for managing those, including the role of the Select Committee.


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12.00 pm


Redesign of the Integrated Prevention and Earliest Help (IPEH) service pdf icon PDF 1000 KB

Report by the Executive Director of Children, Adults, Families, Health and Education.


The purpose of the redesign is to improve the pathway children and families take into and out of services and develop a more targeted early help offer that is flexible to local need.


The Committee is invited to consider the review so far, the outputs from engagement activities and provide comments for the Cabinet Member to consider about the next stage of the review and redesign.

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The Committee will break for lunch at 1.00pm

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1.30 pm


Relinquishment of Beechfield Secure Unit pdf icon PDF 46 KB

Report by the Executive Director of Children, Adults, Families, Health and Education.


Following an analysis of the need in West Sussex for this type of accommodation, benchmarking against provision by other local authorities, and set against the wider review that is taking place of the in-house residential estate, the Cabinet Member for Children and Young People will be asked to agree that operation of a secure unit at the Beechfield site permanently ceases.


The Committee is asked to support the proposal to relinquish Beechfield Secure Unit.

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2.15 pm


Education and Skills Annual Report pdf icon PDF 40 KB

Report by Executive Director Children, Adults, Families, Health and Education.


Each year the Education and Skills Service publishes an Annual

Report which highlights strengths and indicates areas for

improvement. Scrutiny of the summary of this report provides

members of the Children and Young People’s Services Select

Committee insight into the performance of the Service.


The Committee is asked to consider the changes in standards

being produced in schools and colleges in attainment, progress,

exclusions and retention, as well as the rationale for the next

years focus in refining how to improve standards.

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2.45 pm


Business Planning Group Report pdf icon PDF 52 KB

The report informs the Committee of the Business Planning Group meeting held on 25 April 2019, setting out the key issues discussed.


The Committee is asked to endorse the contents of this report, and particularly the Committee’s Work Programme revised to reflect the Business Planning Group’s discussions (attached at Appendix A).

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3.00 pm


Possible Items for Future Scrutiny

Members to mention any items which they believe to be of relevance to the business of the Select Committee, and suitable for scrutiny, e.g. raised with them by constituents arising from central government initiatives etc.


If any member puts forward such an item, the Committee’s role at this meeting is just to assess, briefly, whether to refer the matter to its Business Planning Group (BPG) to consider in detail.

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3.00 pm


Requests for Call-In

There have been no requests for call-in to the Select Committee and within its constitutional remit since the date of the last meeting.  The Director of Law and Assurance will report any requests since the publication of the agenda papers.

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3.00 pm


Date of Next Meeting

The next meeting of the Committee will be held on 19 June 2019 at 10.30 am at County Hall, Chichester. 


Any member wishing to place an item on the agenda for the meeting must notify the Director of Law and Assurance by 7 June 2019.


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