Children & Families Scrutiny Committee
Wednesday, 13th October, 2021 6.00 pm

Venue: Webcast - Remote Meeting. View directions

Contact: Charles Yankiah  (0161 474 3206)


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Councillors who require a substitute to be appointed should inform Democratic Services by 4.00pm on Monday 11 October 2021 (Councillors who wish to arrange their own substitute should inform Democratic Services of their substitute prior to the commencement of the meeting).

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Minutes pdf icon PDF 211 KB

To approve as a correct record and sign Minutes of the meeting of the Children and Families Scrutiny Committee held on 8 September 2021.

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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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To consider call-in items (if any).

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Cash for Kids Charity - Presentation pdf icon PDF 1 MB

To receive a presentation from a representative of the “Cash for Kids Charity”.


The Scrutiny Committee is asked to note the presentation.


Officer contact: Michelle Williamson,

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Responding to our Medium-Term Financial Plan pdf icon PDF 218 KB

To consider a report of the Cabinet Member for Children, Family Services and Education.


The report provides an update upon the Cabinet’s proposed approach to responding to the opportunities, challenges and uncertainty outlined within the review of the medium-term financial plan presented at the Cabinet meeting on the 21st September 2021.


Our focus remains on progressing our collective ambitions for Stockport by delivering impactful and outcomes-focussed transformational change for communities and businesses across Stockport. However, we have long recognised that a resilient budget is key to this by enabling us to face and respond to the unprecedented uncertainty ahead.


This report builds on previous updates to scrutiny and cabinet providing the latest considerations on how we intend to address financial and demand challenges, enable longer term transformation and shared ambitions.


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


Officer contact: Peter Owston on 0161 474 3274 or email:

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Director of Education Update pdf icon PDF 154 KB

To consider a report of the Director of Education.


The report provides an update relating to the Director of Education’s work experiences to date.


The Scrutiny Committee is asked to note the report.


Officer contact: Tim Bowman,

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Scrutiny Review Update pdf icon PDF 1 MB

To receive an update on the Scrutiny Review conducted by this Scrutiny Committee in 2020/21.


The Scrutiny Committee is asked to note the update.


Officer contact: Heidi Shaw, 0161 218 1100,

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Scrutiny Review Topic Selection

To confirm the Scrutiny Review topics selected for inclusion in the 2021/22 scrutiny work programme and to confirm the membership on the scrutiny reviews as follows: -


·         Strategy for School Places – Pupil Place Planning in the Borough; and

·         Sexism and Misogny in Stockport Schools (to include racism and bullying)


The Scrutiny Committee is invited to consider and confirm the Scrutiny Review Topics and confirm the membership on the Scrutiny Review.


Officer contact: Charles Yankiah, 0161 474 3206,



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Agenda Planning pdf icon PDF 178 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 on 0161 474 3206 or email:

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