Agenda and minutes

Children & Families Scrutiny Committee
Wednesday, 27th February, 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

1.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 57 KB

To approve as a correct record and sign the Minutes of the meeting held on 23 January 2019.

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Minutes:

The Minutes (copies of which had been circulated) of the meeting held on 23 January 2019 were approved as a correct record and signed by the Chair.

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.

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Minutes:

Councillors and officers were invited to declare any interests they had in any of the items on the agenda for the meeting.

 

No declarations of interest were made.

 

3.

Call-In

To consider call-in items (if any).

 

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Minutes:

There were no call-in items to consider.

4.

Armed Forces Covenant Update pdf icon PDF 88 KB

To consider a report of the Interim Director for Education.

 

The report provides information on the support offered to current and former members of the armed forces, reservists and their families as part of our commitment to the Armed Forces Covenant.

 

The Scrutiny Committee are invited to comment on the report.

 

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

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Minutes:

The Interim Director for Education submitted a report (copies of which had been circulated) providing an update in respect to the support offered to current and former members of the armed forces, reservists and their families as part of the Council’s commitment to the Armed Forces.

 

The following comments were made/issues raised:-

 

·         Councillors asked how the number of children entering schools was monitored and asked for a breakdown on where the 95 children currently living in the borough went to school.

·         The involvement of Stockport Family and how any ex-servicemen dealing with mental health problems were assisted.

·         The Committee welcomed the fact that the Council had signed up to the covenant and asked what work was being undertaken with school partners about awareness raising.

·         How the spending of pupil premium monies was monitored in respect to those children of ex-servicemen.

 

RESOLVED – That the report be noted.

5.

Agenda Planning pdf icon PDF 64 KB

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

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Minutes:

A representative of the Deputy Chief Executive submitted a report (copies of which had been circulated) setting out planned agenda items for the Scrutiny Committee next meeting and relevant Forward Plan items.

 

RESOLVED – That the report be noted.