Children and Young People Scrutiny Panel – 28 June 2010

PRESENT: Councillor Wilson in the chair.

Councillors Mrs Bromby, Cawsey, C Sherwood, 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.

149 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.

150 MINUTES – Resolved – That the minutes of the proceedings of this panel held on 7 and 14 June 2010, having been printed and circulated amongst the members, be taken as read and correctly recorded and signed by the chair.

151 SCRUTINY REVIEW – CORPORATE PARENTING – As part of the Corporate Parenting review, the panel interviewed Councillor Gosling the Cabinet Member for Children’s Services and questioned him on his role and responsibilities for Looked After Children and Young People (LAC&YP). In particular he was asked about Corporate Parenting in North Lincolnshire. He informed the panel of work that he was involved in with regards to LAC&YP and how he carried out his role as a Corporate Parent. The interview was very informative and informed the members of all the work that was ongoing across the authority and with young people themselves. The panel also received responses to questions that had been asked of all Service Directors in response to their roles as Corporate Parents.

Resolved – (a) That Councillor Gosling be thanked for his attendance and for answering members questions, and (b) that the information be noted.

152 (6) LEADER OF THE COUNCILS FORWARD PLAN – JUNE TO SEPTEMBER 2010 – The Service Director Legal and Democratic Services circulated the leader of North Lincolnshire Council’s Forward Plan for June to September 2010.

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 month basis. Members discussed various items on the Forward Plan.

Resolved – That the Leader of the Council’s Forward Plan for June to September 2010 be noted.

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