Agenda

Children & Families Scrutiny Committee
Wednesday, 23rd January, 2019 6.00 pm

Venue: Committee Room 2, Town Hall. View directions

Contact: Stephen Fox  (0161 474 3206)

Webcast: View the webcast

Items
No. Item

Substitutes

Councillors who require a substitute to be appointed should inform Democratic Services by 4pm on Friday 18th January 2019. Councillors who wish to arrange their own substitute should inform Democratic Services of the name of their substitute prior to the commencement of the meeting.

1.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 56 KB

To approve as a correct record and sign the Minutes of the meeting held on 5 December 2018.

2.

Declarations of Interest

Councillors and officers to declare any interests which they have in any of the items on the agenda for the meeting.

3.

Call-In

To consider call-in items (if any).

 

4.

Education Funding Settlement and Local Formula 2019/20 pdf icon PDF 136 KB

To consider a report of the Director for Children’s Services and the Borough Treasurer.

 

The report outlines the Education Funding Settlement for 2019/2020.

 

The Scrutiny Committee are invited to consider and comment on the report.

 

Officer Contact: Peter Hughes on Tel: 0161 474 3947 or email: peter.hughes@stockport.gov.uk

5.

MTFP Cabinet Response: Our Budget Choices for 2019/20 pdf icon PDF 76 KB

To consider a report of the Cabinet Members for Children & Family Services and for Education

 

The Cabinet has developed a four year medium term strategy based around five cross-cutting themes. These frame the choices the Council need to make about its budget both next year and in future years, the five themes are:

 

·           Getting the most out of our spending;

·           Improving Customer Experience;

·           Making sure we have the right property in the right places;

·           Sharing services with other organisations;

·           An organisation fit for the future.

 

A suite of proposals have been developed by Cabinet which forms the first phase of this programme for 19/20. Scrutiny has since received a series of updates on the development of these proposals. This report forms the latest update and in line with the update provided to committees in November, particular includes consideration of proposals for 2019/20, prior to Cabinet decision-making in February.

 

The Scrutiny Committee is invited to comment upon the proposals appended to this report.

 

Officer contact: Holly Rae, 0161 474 3014, holly.rae@stockport.gov.uk

Additional documents:

6.

Portfolio Performance and Resources - Third Update Reports 2018/19 pdf icon PDF 88 KB

To consider a report of the Director of Children’s Services.

 

The report provides for comment Third Update Portfolio Performance and Resource Reports (PPRRs) for the Children & Families and Education Portfolios are presented for consideration by the Committee. These reports are shorter, and more data-driven, providing highlights and exceptions reflecting progress in delivering the portfolio priorities and budgets since the Mid-Year Report. They include forecast performance and financial data for the Portfolios, where new data is available, along with an update on the portfolio savings programmes.

 

With a reduced level of detail being provided within the reports, councillors are asked where possible to direct any questions or requests for further information in advance of the meeting via Democratic Services to enable the timely provision of additional information.

 

The Scrutiny Committee is invited to consider and comment on the report.

 

Officer Contact: Thomas Plant on Tel: 0161 218 1358 or email: thomas.plant@stockport.gov.uk

 

Additional documents:

7.

Elective Home Education pdf icon PDF 82 KB

To consider a report of the Director for Education.

 

The report provides information relating to the recent position relating to elective home education, including recent operational changes and national developments. 

 

The Scrutiny Committee is invited to consider and comment on the report.

 

Officer Contact: Alan Beswick on Tel: 0161 474 3918 or email: alan.beswick@stockport.gov.uk

 

 

Additional documents:

8.

Active Community Strategy Consultation including Walking & Cycling Strategy pdf icon PDF 92 KB

To consider a report of the Director for Public Health and the Corporate Director for Place Management and Regeneration.

 

The report presents The Active Communities Strategy (ACS) which had recently been developed to promote physical activity in Stockport. There are a number of supporting plans to the ACS. This report also presents the recently revised Walking and Cycling Plan.

 

The Scrutiny Committee is invited to consider and comment on the report.

 

Officer Contact: Donna Sager on Tel: 0161 474 3928 or email: donna.sager@stockport.gov.uk

 

 

Additional documents:

9.

Agenda Planning pdf icon PDF 63 KB

To consider a report of the Deputy Chief Executive.

 

The report sets out planned agenda items for the Scrutiny Committee’s next meeting and Forward Plan items that fall within the remit of the Scrutiny Committee.

 

The Scrutiny Committee is invited to consider and comment on the report.

 

Officer Contact: Stephen Fox on Tel: 0161 474 3206 or email: stephen.fox@stockport.gov.uk