Informal, Children & Families Scrutiny Committee
Wednesday, 19th January, 2022 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 17 January 2022 (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 232 KB

To approve as a correct record and sign Minutes of the meeting held on 24 November 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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Responding to our Medium-Term Financial Plan pdf icon PDF 176 KB

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


The Cabinet has previously set out its approach to responding to the opportunities, challenges and uncertainty outlined within the review of the medium-term financial plan at its meeting on 21st September 2021. This was shared for further discussion and comment with scrutiny committees in October 2021.


Following these discussions further development of proposals have been undertaken and these are now being shared again with Scrutiny for comment and consideration.


The Scrutiny Committee is requested to comment on the proposals within the four business cases alongside feedback from consultation and equalities analysis.


Officer contact: Holly Rae on 0161 474 3014 or email:

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Schools Funding Settlement and Local Funding Formula 2022/23 pdf icon PDF 397 KB

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


This report provides an update on the key announcements made by the Department for Education (DfE) on the education funding settlement for 2022/23 and provides information relating to the local funding formula models to be used to determine the individual 2022/23 budgets for early years providers and schools in Stockport.


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


Officer contact: Peter Hughes, 0161 474 3947,

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Stockport and Tameside Shared Services Programme pdf icon PDF 450 KB

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


This report provides an update on progress with Tameside and Stockport 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.


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


Officer contact: Carolyn Anderson,

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Portfolio Dashboards

The Scrutiny Committee has the opportunity to consider the portfolio dashboards for the Children, Family Services and Education portfolio and raise any issues with regard to performance.


Members can view the portfolio dashboards by visiting the following pages:-


Children Family Services and Education Portfolio Dashboard | Tableau Public

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Agenda Planning pdf icon PDF 184 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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