Children & Young People Select Committee Minutes

Date:
Wednesday, 11th November, 2020
Time:
17.00
Place:
Remote meeting via Microsoft Teams
 
Please note: all Minutes are subject to approval at the next Meeting

Attendance Details

Present:
Cllr Carol Clark (Chairman), Cllr Barbara Inman, Cllr Clare Gamble, Cllr Ray Godwin, Cllr Ross Patterson, Cllr Lauriane Povey, Cllr Alan Watson (sub for Cllr Tony Hampton), Cllr Sally Ann Watson
Officers:
Martin Gray, Dave Willingham, Lesley Harrison (CS), Peter Bell, Rebecca Saunders-Thompson, Judy Trainer (DS)
In Attendance:
Liam Twizell (Healthwatch)
Apologies for absence:
Cllr Tony Hampton
Item Description Decision
Public
CYP
20/20
DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST
 
CYP
21/20
MINUTES OF MEETING HELD ON 16 SEPTEMBER 2020
 
CYP
22/20
SCRUTINY REVIEW OF THE COST OF SCHOOL UNIFORM
AGREED that the report, as amended, be approved and submitted to Cabinet.
CYP
23/20
SCRUTINY REVIEW OF CARE LEAVERS EET - SCOPE AND PROJECT PLAN
AGREED that, subject to the above comments, the scope and project plan for the review be approved.
CYP
24/20
SELECT COMMITTEE WORK PROGRAMME
AGREED that the Work Programme be noted.
CYP
25/20
CHAIRS UPDATE
 

Preamble

ItemPreamble
CYP
20/20
Councillor Alan Watson and Councillor Sally Ann Watson declared personal, non-prejudicial interests in Item 3 as neighbours owned Motif8 clothing who supply school uniform to Stockton Schools and their business uniforms.
CYP
21/20
The minutes of the meeting held on 16 September 2020 were confirmed as a correct record and signed by the Chair.
CYP
22/20
The Select Committee considered the draft final report following its review of the cost of school uniform. A minor amendment was proposed to the wording of recommendation 2.
CYP
23/20
The Scrutiny Officer introduced the scope and project plan for the Select Committee’s next review of Care Leavers EET.

Dave Willingham and Lesley Harrison from Children’s Services also provided some background and context for the review.

The Select Committee discussed the scope of the review. The main issues discussed were:

• Although outcomes for young people in Stockton were in line with national averages, the review would examine whether the Council was doing enough and what more needed to be done to further improve performance and outcomes for young people
• Views of young people gathered also needed to include feedback from those not in education, employment and training and young people with disabilities
• Evidence should include feedback from local employers and the Council (as an employer)
• Case study examples would be useful
CYP
24/20
The Scrutiny Officer reported that the Healthwatch report The Impact of COVID 19 on Young People would be submitted to the December meeting of the Committee.
CYP
25/20
The Chair had no update.

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