Children and Young People Scrutiny Panel – 10 January 2011

PRESENT:  Councillor Wilson in the chair.

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

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

The panel met at Pittwood House, Scunthorpe.

193  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.

194  THE PANEL’S FUTURE PRIORITIES AND WORK PROGRAMME – The chair invited members of the panel to discuss future issues and priorities for the remainder of the 2010/11 year. Suggestions for new reviews were discussed, along with overview issues and added items that required immediate consideration, but not necessarily a full review.

Resolved – (a) That the changes that have occurred over the last 12 month in the Youth Service be review; and (b) that the safeguarding of children on election days in schools be investigated.

195  NATIONAL DEVELOPMENTS – The Service Director Legal and Democratic verbally updated the panel on recent developments arising from the Decentralisation and Localism Bill.

Resolved – That the update be noted.

196  (18) LEADER OF THE COUNCIL’S FORWARD PLAN – JANUARY TO APRIL 2011 – The Service Director Legal and Democratic circulated the Leader of North Lincolnshire Council’s Forward plan for January to April 2011.

The plan contained details of all matters and issues likely to be 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 Leader of the Council’s Forward Plan for January to April 2011 be noted.

197  ADDED ITEM – There was no added item for discussion at this meeting.