Children and Young People's Services Select Committee
Wednesday, 4th December, 2019 10.30 am

Venue: County Hall North, Horsham

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

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Note No. Item

Please note: Given the significant interest in the Woodlands Meed item, the Chairman is intending to change the running order of the agenda. If the Committee agrees, Woodlands Meed will therefore become the first substantive item on the agenda, scheduled to begin at 10.50am. The Children First Improvement Update will follow at approximately 12.20pm.

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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 169 KB

The Committee is asked to agree the minutes of the meeting held on 23 October 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


Responses to Recommendations pdf icon PDF 162 KB

The Committee is asked to note the responses to recommendations made at the 23 October 2019 meeting from The Cabinet Member for Education and Skills.

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10.40 am


Forward Plan of Key Decisions pdf icon PDF 290 KB

Extract fromthe ForwardPlan dated 21 November 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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10.50 am


Children First Improvement Update pdf icon PDF 161 KB

Report by the Executive Director of Children Young People and Learning.


The report updates the Committee on developments in the Children First Programme since its last meeting in October.

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11.20 am


Woodlands Meed pdf icon PDF 109 KB

Report by the Director of Education and Skills and Director of Property and Assets.

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12.50 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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12.55 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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12.55 pm


Date of Next Meeting

The next meeting of the Committee will be held on 9 January 2020 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 27 December 2019.


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