Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council

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Children & Young People Select Committee Minutes

Date:
Wednesday, 6th October, 2010
Time:
04.00 p.m.
Place:
First Floor Committee Room, Town Hall, High Street, Stockton on Tees, TS18 1AU
 
Please note: all Minutes are subject to approval at the next Meeting

Attendance Details

Present:
Cllr David Harrington (Chairman), Cllr Mrs Ann Cains, Cllr Dick Cains, Cllr Mick Eddy, Cllr Miss Barbara Inman.
Officers:
T.Frank, D.New, P.Seller, P.Surtees (CESC); P Diggins (DNS), Ms J.Douglas, N.Hart, J.Trainer (LD), Ms S.Watson (R).
In Attendance:
N/A
Apologies for absence:
Submitted on behalf of Councillors Broughton and Cherrett; Mr R.Cash (Parent Governor Representative).
Item Description Decision
Public
CYP
36/10
DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST
CONCLUDED that the Declaration of Interest be noted.
CYP
37/10
YOUTH SERVICE REVIEW
CONCLUDED that the draft recommendations be referred to the all member meeting on the 21st October 2010 as part of the consultation process.
CYP
38/10
WORK PROGRAMME
CONCLUDED that the Work Programme be noted.
CYP
39/10
CHAIR'S UPDATE
CONCLUDED that the Chair's Update be noted.
4.00pm-6.00pm.

Preamble

ItemPreamble
CYP
36/10
Councillor Harrington declared a personal, non-prejudicial interest in respect of the item entitled 'Youth Service Review' as a result of his membership of UNISON, who's comments on the review had been invited as part of the consultation process.
CYP
37/10
Consideration was given to a SWOT analysis of options identified during the Youth Service review as possible recommendations for inclusion within this Committee's final review report.

Members noted the staffing implications which would arise when commissioning services from the Voluntary & Community sector (VCS), as well as the current uncertainty regarding future grant funding.

A clear and transparent approach was also requested to be developed to assist the proposed reconfiguration of the service. Officers were requested to develop a matrix to assess suitability of settings to be retained based on key factors such as footfall and geographical spread of provision.
CYP
38/10
The Chair advised that due to expected absences, it was necessary to cancel the all member meeting arranged for the 13th October 2010; and re-arrange for the 21st October 2010.

Subject to the above, it was hoped that this Committee would confirm its final report at its meeting on 10th November 2010, and report its findings to Executive Scrutiny Committee on the 16th November 2010 and Cabinet on 16th December 2010.
CYP
39/10
The Chair advised that a reply had been received from the DfE following this Council's request for clarification regarding the future of Myplace and the uncertainty surrounding the North Shore development.

However, this failed to address the request to use resources more flexibly across the Borough. Further representations were being made to the Government on the matter.

The Chair thanked Members of the Committee on behalf of the Corporate Director of Children, Education & Social Care for their involvement within the recent OFSTED inspection.

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