Children & Families Scrutiny Committee
Wednesday, 27th January, 2021 6.00 pm

Venue: Webcast - Remote Meeting. View directions

Contact: Charles Yankiah  (0161 474 3206)

Note: In the light of government guidance on social-distancing and the ongoing impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, this meeting will be held remotely. The press and public are able to follow the proceedings by watching our live webcast of the meeting. You can do so following the directions above, or by clicking on View the Webcast below. 


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Councillors who require a substitute to be appointed should inform Democratic Services by 4.00pm on Monday, 25 January 2021 (Councillors who wish to arrange their own substitute should inform Democratic Services of their substitute prior to the commencement of the meeting).


Minutes pdf icon PDF 208 KB

To approve as a correct record and order that the Minutes of the meeting held on 9 December 2020 be signed.


Declarations of Interest

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



To consider call-in items (if any).


Covid-19 Update

To consider a verbal update of the Director of Children’s Services.


The verbal update provides an update of the Covid-19 pandemic relating to Children and Families in Stockport and Stockport schools.


The Scrutiny Committee is asked to note the update.


Officer contact: Carolyn Anderson, 0161 474 2172,



To consider a report of the Director of Place.


The Schools Funding Settlement and Local Funding Formula 2021/22 provides an update on the key announcements made by the Department for Education (DfE) on the education funding settlement for 2021/22.


The Scrutiny Committee is asked to note the report.


Officer contact: Peter Hughes, 0161 474 3947,


Agenda Planning pdf icon PDF 135 KB

To consider a report of the Strategic Head of Service & Monitoring Officer (Legal & Democratic Governance) 


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 the information in the report and put forward any agenda items for future meetings of the Committee.   


Officer contact: Charles Yankiah, 0161 474 3206,


One Stockport Borough Plan pdf icon PDF 397 KB

To consider a joint report of the Leader of the Council & Cabinet Member for Devolution and the Deputy Leader of the Council & Cabinet Member for Resources, Commissioning & Governance.


This report covers how partners across Stockport have approached the development of a shared borough plan, including an overview of the insight which has informed the development of the priorities, and introduces a draft borough plan for scrutiny comment and consideration. The draft plan is being shared with all scrutiny committees and comment is invited on the whole plan however to support discussions Table 1 indicates where borough plan priorities more directly relate to the remit of this committee. The draft plan is also accompanied by a full engagement report (Appendix 1) and an equality impact assessment (Appendix 2).


The Scrutiny Committee is recommended to comment on and note the report.


Officer contact: Holly Rae on 474 3014 or email:   


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