Children and Young People Scrutiny Panel – 21 September 2009

PRESENT: Councillor Wilson in the chair.

Councillors C Sherwood (Vice-Chair), Mrs Bromby, Cawsey, Simpson, P Vickers and Whiteley.

Statutory Co-opted Members: Mrs A Dunkerley (Parent Governor Representatives) and Mr W Egan (Church Representatives)

Councillor Smith attended the meeting in accordance with Procedure 37(b)

The panel met at Pittwood House, Scunthorpe.

88 DECLARATIONS – OF PERSONAL OR PERSONAL AND PREJUDICIAL INTERESTS AND DECLARATIONS OF WHIPPING ARRANGEMENTS (IF ANY) – There were no declarations of personal or personal and prejudicial interests.

No whip was declared.

89 PUBLIC REQUESTS TO SPEAK – There were no requests received

90 (6) PERFORMANCE MONITORING – CHILDRENS BOARD 2009 – 2010 QUARTERLY REVIEW (QUARTER 1 APRIL – JUNE 2009) – Denise Hyde, Service Director Children’s Services was welcomed by the Chair, and was invited to provide an overview of the Quarter 1 performance figures for 2009 – 2010.

Members received information on all relevant performance indicators, were advised on those measures that were currently showing concern, those that were achieving good results and what key actions were being considered to improve on current performance in the required areas.

Members engaged in discussions, and received the relevant feedback and information from Denise Hyde.

Resolved – That the information be noted.

91 INTEGRATED CHILDREN’S SERVICES RESTRUCTURE – Denis Hyde, Service Director Children’s Services to update the panel – Members were advised that the restructure details had not yet been to Cabinet for approval, and that under these circumstances it would not be appropriate to discuss the content of the report.

Resolved – (a) That the position be noted, and (b) that the Service Director Children’s Service attend a future meeting once the details have been to Cabinet.

92 (7) LEADER OF THE COUNCIL’S FORWARD PLAN – SEPTEMBER TO DECEMBER 2009 – The Service Director Legal and Democratic circulated the Leader of North Lincolnshire Council’s Forward Plan for September to December 2009.

The plan contained details of all matters and issues likely to be the subject of key decisions for a period of the next four months, updated on a monthly basis. Members discussed various items on the Forward Plan.

Resolved – That the position be noted.