Agenda

Informal, Children & Families Scrutiny Committee
Wednesday, 24th November, 2021 6.00 pm

Venue: Webcast - Remote Meeting. View directions

Contact: Charles Yankiah  (0161 474 3206)

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Items
No. Item

Substitutes

Councillors who require a substitute to be appointed should inform Democratic Services by 4.00pm on Monday 22 November 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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1.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 220 KB

To approve as a correct record and sign Minutes of the meeting of the Children and Families Scrutiny Committee held on 13 October 2021.

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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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Call-In

To consider call-in items (if any).

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4.

Portfolio Performance and Resources - Mid-Year Report 2021/22 pdf icon PDF 312 KB

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

 

The Mid-Year Portfolio Performance and Resource Reports (PPRRs) for the Children, Family Services and Education Portfolio is presented for consideration by the Committee. These provide a summary of progress in delivering the portfolio priorities, reform programmes and other key projects in the first half of the year, with a particular focus on the second quarter (July to September). These include forecast performance and financial data (where this is available) for the Portfolio, along with an update on the portfolio savings programme.

 

The Scrutiny Committee is recommended to:

 

(i)            Consider the Mid-Year Portfolio Performance and Resource Report;

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Officer contact:

 

Gaynor Ward, Strategy and Performance Manager, 0161 474 3186

gaynor.ward@stockport.gov.uk

 

Gill Dixon, CSS Manager (Specialist) Finance – Children’s Social Care, 0161 474 3886, gill.dixon@stockport.gov.uk

 

Peter Hughes, CSS Manager (Specialist) Finance – Education & Schools, 0161 474 3947, peter.hughes@stockport.gov.uk

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Stockport Safeguarding Adults Board Annual Report 2020/21 pdf icon PDF 3 MB

To consider a report of the Chair of the Stockport Safeguarding Adult Board.

 

The reports provides information relating to Stockport continuing to build on the strong partnership foundation to meet the many challenges facing agencies in ensuring that we are keeping adults at risk safe,

 

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

 

Officer contact: Nuala O’Rourke, Head of Service, Safeguarding and Learning Safeguarding Unit, 0161 474 5659

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Stockport Safeguarding Children's Partnership Annual Report 2020/21 pdf icon PDF 3 MB

To consider a report of the Chair of the Safeguarding Children’s Partnership.

 

The reports provides information relating to Stockport continuing to build on the strong partnership foundation to meet the many challenges facing agencies in ensuring that we are not only keeping children and young people safe, but also improving the outcomes for our most vulnerable children.

 

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

 

Officer contact: Nuala O’Rourke, Head of Service, Safeguarding and Learning Safeguarding Unit, 0161 474 5659

 

 

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Future High Street - StockRoom pdf icon PDF 512 KB

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

 

To provide an update on progress with Stockport’s Future High Street Fund project, Stockroom.

 

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

 

Officer Contact: Paul Richards on 0161 474 2940, paul.richards@stockport.gov.uk

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School Sufficiency Investment Plan pdf icon PDF 718 KB

To consider a report of the Corporate Director (Corporate and Support Services) and Deputy Chief Executive and Director of Children’s Services

 

The report sets out how the Council will carry out its responsibility, in line with the commitments made in the One Stockport Borough Plan, to ensure that there are sufficient school in places in good and improving local inclusive schools at the heart of the community that children and families want to go to. This means having the right number and type of school places, in the right place, at the right time to meet demand. The School Sufficiency Investment Plan aims to secure an education estate that provides a safe, accessible, secure and stimulating learning environment, which id sustainable and provides value for money, is fit for current and future needs, and reduces environmental impact.

 

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

 

Officer Contact: Chris Harland on 0161 474 3694 or email: christopher.harland@stockport.gov.uk

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Shared Services Programme Update pdf icon PDF 445 KB

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

 

This report provides an update on the progress with Tameside and Stockport’s shared services programme which aims to improve outcomes for children and families by delivering the best possible services through challenging times and within diminishing resources, supported through an emphasis on collaboration and partnership. The programme aims to explore and realise the opportunities to do things differently to build capacity and share best practice across traditional boundaries. It also provides an update on outcomes of a scoping exercise that took place over the Summer 2021 and the recommendations for a phased approach to reviewing opportunities for shared services.

 

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

 

Officer contact: Carolyn Anderson, Carolyn.anderson@stockport.gov.uk

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Scrutiny Review Update - Children and Young People's Participation pdf icon PDF 599 KB

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: Carolyn Anderson, Carolyn.anderson@stockport.gov.uk

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Agenda Planning pdf icon PDF 183 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:

Charles.yankiah@stockport.gov.uk

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