Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council

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Children & Young People Select Committee Minutes

Date:
Wednesday, 11th July, 2018
Time:
17.00
Place:
Jim Cooke Conference Suite, Stockton Central Library, Stockton on Tees, TS18 1TU
 
Please note: all Minutes are subject to approval at the next Meeting

Attendance Details

Present:
Cllr Carol Clark(Chairman), Cllr Evaline Cunningham, Cllr Elsi Hampton, Cllr Ross Patterson, Cllr Paul Rowling, Cllr Sally Ann Watson, Cllr Marilyn Surtees (substitute for Barbara Inman), Peter Snowden,
Officers:
Michael Henderson, Peter Mennear, Jackie Ward, Martin Gray (SBC)
Apologies for absence:
Cllr Barbara Inman, Cllr Di Hewitt,
Item Description Decision
Public
CYP
27/18
EVACUATION PROCEDURE, AUDIO RECORDING AND HOUSEKEEPING PROCEDURES
 
CYP
28/18
DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST
 
CYP
29/18
SCRUTINY REVIEW OF THE CHILD'S JOURNEY

RESOLVED that;

1. the outline scope for the review be agreed.

2. the presentation and discussion be noted.
CYP
30/18
WORK PROGRAMME
RESOLVED that the Work Programme be noted.
CYP
31/18
CHAIR'S UPDATE
 

Preamble

ItemPreamble
CYP
27/18
The Evacuation Procedure, Audio Recording and Housekeeping Procedures were noted.
CYP
28/18
Cllr Evaline Cunningham declared a personal interest in item 4 'Scrutiny Review of the Child's Journey, as she served on the Board of Eastern Ravens Trust.
CYP
29/18
The Select Committee considered a proposed Outline Scope for its review of the Child's Journey - putting children and young people at the heart of assessment, planning and decision making.

In addition a presentation was provided that:

- provided the rationale for the review
- looked at existing approaches and work around the child's journey.
- highlighted potential areas of consideration at future meetings.

Discussion:

- it was agreed that young carers and children with disabilities would provide useful input into this review.

- it was noted that the Council needed to ensure it was effectively listening to the voice of the child, and that changes in practice could be demonstrated, as a result.
CYP
30/18
Members considered the Select Committee's Work Programme.

Members noted that there were a number of topics still on the Committee's Work Programme and it was a agreed that it may be necessary appropriate to gather evidence, on Reviews, outside of the formal Committee meetings.
CYP
31/18
There was no update from the Chair.

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