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370.

Apologies for Absence

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Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillor T Cowdrey (Substitute: Councillor D Cowan), Councillor I Shead (no substitute), Councillor M Stafford (no substitute) and O Richards (Healthwatch Southend (Co-opted Member))

 

371.

Declarations of Interest

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Minutes:

The following interests were declared at the meeting:

 

(a)        Councillor B Hooper - Agenda Item 5 (Independent SEND Peer Review) and Agenda Item 6 (Children’s Services Improvement Board) - Director of a not-for-profit company that works with young people - Non-pecuniary interests.

 

(b)        Councillor L Burton - Agenda Item 5 (Independent SEND Peer Review) and Agenda Item 6 (Children’s Services Improvement Board) - Employed as a teacher at a school outside the Borough - Non-pecuniary interests.

372.

Questions from Members of the Public pdf icon PDF 262 KB

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Minutes:

The Committee noted the responses of the Cabinet Member for Children and Learning and the Cabinet Member for Communities and Housing, to questions presented by Mr D Webb.

 

373.

Minutes of the Meeting held on 1 September 2021 pdf icon PDF 233 KB

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Minutes:

Resolved:

 

That the minutes of the meeting of the Committee held on 1 September 2021 be confirmed as a correct record and signed.

 

374.

Independent SEND Peer Review

To receive an update on the progress of the commissioning of an independent peer review of SEND provision.

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Minutes:

The Committee received a further update on the progress of the commissioning of an independent peer review of Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) service provision, which had been agreed by the Cabinet in July 2021.

 

The Committee also received an update from the Executive Director (Children and Public Health), on the current position with regard to the provision of home to school transport services.

 

Resolved:

 

That the report be noted.

375.

Children's Services Improvement Board pdf icon PDF 525 KB

Report of Executive Director (Children and Public Health) attached.

 

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Minutes:

The Committee considered a report of the Executive Director (Children and Public Health) that provided an update on the role and work of the Children’s Services Improvement Board.

 

Resolved:

 

(1)        That the background to the establishment of the Children’s Services Improvement Board and the current work programme of the Board as set out in the report, be noted.

 

(2)        That further reports be made to the Committee to provide an update on the work of the Board, every six months.

376.

Joint In-Depth Scrutiny Project 2021/22 pdf icon PDF 108 KB

Report of Executive Director (Legal and Democratic Services) attached.

 

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Minutes:

The Committee received a report of the Executive Director (Legal and Democratic Services) on progress with regard to the joint in-depth scrutiny project for 2021/22.  

 

Resolved:

 

That the report be noted.

 

Note: This is a Scrutiny function

 

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