Children and Education Scrutiny Panel

Terms of Reference:

To carry out relevant scrutiny functions relating to services commissioned or delivered by the council and its relevant partner authorities for –

(i) all children and young people, ensuring the effectiveness of associated safeguarding procedures, and
(ii) on all education matters (children, young people and adults)

To be mindful at all times of the need to take account of the Council’s Corporate Parenting Pledge, and the commitment to children in care and care leavers as contained within the Pledge in carrying out the panel’s work.

Members:  Seven

Conservative (6)   Labour (1)


  • Trevor Foster (Chairman) (Conservative)
  • Lorraine Yeadon (Vice chair) (Labour)
  • Margaret Armiger (Conservative)
  • Peter Clark (Conservative)
  • Jonathan Evison (Conservative)
  • vacancy (Conservative)
  • David Wells (Conservative)

Church Representatives:

  • Mr G Marsden
  • vacancy

Parent Governor Representatives:

  • Mrs P Whittaker

Note:  The Church representatives and the Parent Governor Representatives are entitled to attend all meetings and vote on education issues.  Parent Governor Representatives will be entitled to substitute for one another as and when required.