People Scrutiny Panel – 5 July 2016

Chairman:  Councillor Marper
Venue:  Function Room 1, Civic Centre, Ashby Road, Scunthorpe
Time:  1 pm


1.  Substitutions.

2.  Declarations of disclosable pecuniary interests and personal or personal and prejudicial interests and declarations of whipping arrangements (if any).

3.  Public speaking requests (if any)

4.  People Scrutiny Panel – Work Programme

4.1  Discussion with the Assistant Director – Education, on issues previously raised by the panel.
4.2   Future Work Programme and Priorities.

5.  Added Item (if any).

6.  Any other items, which the chairman decides are urgent, by reasons of special circumstances, which must be specified.


PRESENT: –  Councillor Collinson in the Chair.

Councillors Armiger, Armitage, Clark, and Mumby-Croft.

Statutory Co-opted Members: Mr W Egan (Church Representative), Mr S Milner, Mrs P Whittaker (Parent Governor Representatives).

The panel met at the Civic Centre, Scunthorpe.

363  DECLARATIONS OF DISCLOSABLE PECUNIARY INTERESTS AND PERSONAL OR PERSONAL AND PREJUDICIAL INTERESTS AND DECLARATIONS OF WHIPPING ARRANGEMENTS (IF ANY) – Cllr Clark, Cllr Collinson, and Mrs Whittaker declared personal interests on item 365 as they had family members employed by the council’s People Directorate.  Mrs Whittaker also declared a personal interest on item 365 as a foster carer.  No whip was declared.

364  PUBLIC REQUESTS TO SPEAK– There were no requests received.

365  CABINET MEMBER AND SERVICE AREA PRIORITIES – The Chairman welcomed Peter Thorpe, Assistant Director – Education, and Darren Chaplin, Principal Officer Vulnerable Children and Young People, to the meeting. Peter and Darren had been invited to the panel meeting to update members on two issues of interest; supporting children in care into education, employment and training, and ongoing work to improve services for those with Special Educational Needs and / or Disabilities (SEND).

Peter and Darren gave an overview of both topics, describing the background, services, and areas for future development, answering members’ questions throughout.

Resolved – (a) That Peter Thorpe and Darren Chaplin be thanked for their attendance, presentation and for answering members’ questions, and (b) that the situation be noted.

366  ADDED ITEM – There were no outstanding added items.