Children and Young People Overview and Scrutiny Committee - Tuesday, 1 December 2020 6.30pm

Venue: Virtual Meeting

Contact: Teri Reynolds, Democratic Services Officer 


No. Item


Apologies for absence


Record of meeting pdf icon PDF 118 KB

To approve the record of the meeting held on 1 October 2020. 


Urgent matters by reason of special circumstances

The Chairman will announce any late items which do not appear on the main agenda but which he/she has agreed should be considered by reason of special circumstances to be specified in the report. 


Disclosable Pecuniary Interests or Other Significant Interests and Whipping pdf icon PDF 471 KB

Members are invited to disclose any Disclosable Pecuniary Interests or Other Significant Interests in accordance with the Member Code of Conduct. Guidance on this is set out in agenda item 4.



Medway Safeguarding Children Partnership (MSCP) Annual Report 2019-20 pdf icon PDF 161 KB

The purpose of this report is to present the first Medway Safeguarding Children Partnership (MSCP) Annual Report 2019-20 to the Committee. Whilst the predominant focus of the report is on the work of the MSCP since it was set up on 2 September 2019, the report provides a summary of activity across the whole year and includes work undertaken by the Medway Safeguarding Children Board (MSCB) in preparation for the transition to the new arrangements. The report summarises the progress that has been made in 2019-20 and the plans to develop this further in 2020-21. The report also provides an update on the MSCP Business Plan 2020-22.

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Children's Services Improvement Update pdf icon PDF 244 KB

This report provides the Committee with a progress update on improvement activity in Children’s Social Care Services with a particular focus on assessment and quality assurance.


Draft Capital and Revenue Budget 2021/22 pdf icon PDF 410 KB

This report presents the Council’s draft capital and revenue budgets for 2020/21. In accordance with the Constitution, Cabinet is required to develop ‘initial budget proposals’ approximately three months before finalising the budget and setting council tax levels at the end of February 2021. The draft budget is based on the principles contained in the Medium Term Financial Strategy (MTFS) 2021-2023 considered by the Cabinet on 17 November 2020

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Council Plan Performance Monitoring and Risk Register Review Quarter 2 of 2020/21 pdf icon PDF 330 KB

Medway’s Council Plan 2016/21 sets out the Council’s three priorities. This report and appendices summarise how we performed in Quarter 2 (Q2) of 2020/21 on the delivery of the two priorities relevant for this Committee: People and Growth. This report also presents the Q2 2020/21 review of strategic risks.

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Annual Adoption Report pdf icon PDF 292 KB

This report provides theChildren and Young People Overview and Scrutiny Committee with the Adoption Agency’s Annual Report. This annual report covers adoption performance during this period and provides an update on the work of the team. This report also includes information about Adoption Partnership South East, the newly formed Regional Adoption Agency (RAA) with Kent County Council and the London Borough of Bexley.

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Annual Fostering Report pdf icon PDF 377 KB

The Annual Report for the Fostering Service sets out the work completed over the last year, how in-house fostering services have met the needs of Medway’s looked after children and establishes the work which should be undertaken in the coming year.

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Work programme pdf icon PDF 191 KB

This item advises Members of the current work programme and allows the Committee to adjust it in the light of latest priorities, issues and circumstances. It gives Members the opportunity to shape and direct the Committee’s activities over the year.

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