Children & Families Scrutiny Committee - Wednesday, 15th June, 2022 6.00 pm

Venue: Committee Room 2, Town Hall. View directions

Contact: Charles Yankiah  (0161 474 3206)


No. Item


Councillors who require a substitute to be appointed should inform Democratic Services by 4.00pm on Friday 10 June 2022 (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 342 KB

To approve as a correct record and sign the Minutes of the meeting held on 1 March 2022.

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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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Portfolio Performance and Resources - Q4 2021/22 Annual Report pdf icon PDF 311 KB

To consider a joint report of the Director of Place Management and Corporate Director (Corporate & Support Services) & Deputy Chief Executive.


The report provides a comprehensive summary of progress against portfolio priorities, performance indicators and budgets during the second half of 2021/22, with a specific focus on the fourth quarter (January to March 2022).


The Scrutiny Committee is recommended to:-


·       Consider the Annual Portfolio Performance and Resource Report;

·       Review the progress against delivering key projects, priority outcomes, targets and budgets for 2021/22;

·       Highlight key areas of and responsibility for taking forward corrective action to address any performance or resource issues;

·       Highlight any significant issues or changes to be fed back to the Cabinet  alongside the Corporate Performance and Resource Report;

·       Identify how areas of strong performance and good practice can be shared in other services.


Officer contact:


Gaynor Ward, Strategy and Performance Manager  (474 3186)


Gill Dixon, CSS Manager (Specialist) Finance – Children’s Social Care   (474 3886)


Peter Hughes, CSS Manager (Specialist) Finance – Education & Schools   (474 3947)

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Integrated Care System-Update pdf icon PDF 532 KB

To consider a report of the Director of Strategy.


The report provides details relating to the background and context information relating to the Integrated Care Systems (ICS), including the opportunities for Stockport, the Greater Manchester ICS Model, Stockport’s transition work and the emerging Stockport integrated health and care model.


The report also provides a further update and describes the opportunities afforded by the new legislation; highlights the progress and recommendations made by the Shadow Locality Board and its constituent working groups; highlights the progress made at Greater Manchester level; and provides an overview of the future direction of Stockport’s Locality arrangements.


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


Officer contact: Laura Mercer, 0161 218 1799,

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Proposal for Shared Services for Early Years Education Improvement pdf icon PDF 156 KB

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


The report provides details relating to a proposal for shared leadership for the early years functions of the School Improvement Teams across Stockport and Tameside Councils and builds on previous updates to the Scrutiny Committee.


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


Officer contact: Tim Bowman,

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Start Well Update pdf icon PDF 2 MB

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


The report provides an update relating to Start Well.


The Scrutiny Committee is asked to note the update.


Officer contact: LJ Woodward (Locality Lead – Health & Early Intervention), 0161 474 4012,   

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Scrutiny Review Topic Selection

To seek suggestions for Scrutiny Review topics for inclusion in the 2022/23 scrutiny work programme.

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Agenda Planning pdf icon PDF 174 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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