People Scrutiny Panel – 6 February 2013

PRESENT:  Councillor Marper in the Chair.
Councillors Collinson (Vice-Chair), Clark, Godfrey, Godfrey and Wells.

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

The panel met at the Civic Centre, Scunthorpe.

168  DECLARATIONS OF DISCOSABLE PECUNIARY INTERESTS AND PERSONAL OR PERSONAL AND PREJUDICIAL INTERESTS AND DECLARATIONS OF WHIPPING ARRANGEMENTS (IF ANY) – There were no declarations of disclosable pecuniary interests and personal or personal and prejudicial interests –

No whip was declared.

169  PUBLIC REQUESTS TO SPEAK There were no requests received.

170  MINUTES – Resolved – That the minutes of the proceedings of this panel held on the 14 and 18 January 2013, having been printed and circulated amongst the members, be taken as read and correctly recorded and signed by the chairman.

171  SAFEGUARDING INSPECTION – The Chairman welcomed Mick Gibbs, Assistant Director, Specialist Services to provide an update on the outcomes of the Ofsted inspection, and the action plan in relation to safeguarding and looked after children. He informed the panel that overall the service had received an ‘outstanding’ Ofsted report and there were only five minor points on the action plan that he needed to bring to the scrutiny panel’s attention. The five areas were discussed with the panel and it was agreed that the action would be completed by July 2013. The panel members applauded staff for their commitment and hard work in the service allowing them to achieve an excellent inspection result.

Resolved – (a) That the action plan be noted, and (b) that Mick Gibbs be thanked for attending and providing and informative update.

172  REVIEW OF ENSURING YOUNG PEOPLE HAVE THE RELEVANT SKILLS TO MOVE INTO EMPLOYMENT – Members considered the revised draft report on the review of ‘ensuring young people have the relevant skills to move into employment’ and discussed changes that they wished to make to the conclusions and recommendations for inclusion in the final report.

Resolved – (a) That the report and amendments discussed at the meeting be included and subsequently approved, and (b) that the final version be signed off in consultation with the Chairman and Vice-Chairman.

173  ADDED ITEM – There was no added item for consideration at the meeting.