Children and Young People's Services Scrutiny Committee - Wednesday, 1st December, 2021 10.30 am

Venue: County Hall, Chichester, PO19 1RQ

Contact: Ann Little on 033 022 22654  Email:


Note No. Item

10.31 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.

10.32 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.

10.33 am


Minutes of the last meeting of the Committee pdf icon PDF 152 KB

The Committee is asked to agree the minutes of the meeting held on 29 September 2021 (cream paper).



10.38 am


Responses to Recommendations pdf icon PDF 76 KB

The Committee is asked to note the responses to recommendations made at the 29 September 2021 meeting from the Cabinet Member for Children and Young People.

10.43 am


Children First Improvement Update - Quality Assurance pdf icon PDF 270 KB

Report by the Director of Children Young People and Learning.


The report updates the Committee on the developments and progress made in the Children First programme since its last update in September 2021, with a focus on quality assurance.

Additional documents:

11.43 am


Performance and Resources Report - Quarter 2 pdf icon PDF 68 KB

A report by the Director of Finance and Support Services, setting out the finance and performance position as at the end of September 2021.


The Committee are asked to examine the end of September 2021 (Quarter 2) quarterly performance and resources report which sets out the Council’s corporate performance, finance, savings delivery and business performance for the services within the remit of this Committee.

Additional documents:

12.28 pm


Work Programme Planning and Possible items for Future Scrutiny pdf icon PDF 133 KB

The Committee is asked to agree its draft work programme (Appendix A), which reflects the outcome of the discussions at the Committee’s Business Planning Group meeting held on 17 November 2021.


The Committee is asked to review the Forward Plan entries relevant to its remit (Appendix B) and consider whether it wishes to enquire about any of the forthcoming decisions within its portfolio.

Additional documents:

12.33 pm


Requests for Call-In

There have been no requests for call-in to the Scrutiny Committee 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.

12.38 pm


Date of Next Meeting

The next meeting of the Committee will be held on 12 January 2022 at 10.30 am at County Hall, Chichester.  Probable agenda items include:


·       Children First Improvement Update

·       Attainment Gap in West Sussex


Any member wishing to place an item on the agenda for the meeting must notify the Director of Law and Assurance by 20 December 2021.