Children and Young People Overview and Scrutiny Committee - Thursday, 29 July 2021 6.30pm, POSTPONED

Venue: St George's Centre, Pembroke Road, Chatham Maritime, Chatham ME4 4UH. View directions

Contact: Teri Reynolds, Democratic Services Officer 

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Apologies for absence


Record of meeting pdf icon PDF 99 KB

To approve the record of the meeting held on 9 June 2021.


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.



Member's Item: Russell House pdf icon PDF 259 KB

This report sets out a response to the Member’s item, raised by Councillor Curry, concerning Russell House and its proposed future use by MHS Homes.


Medway Covid-19 recovery pdf icon PDF 293 KB

This report sets out how services for children and young people have been working to ‘Build Back Better’ as part of the recovery strategy from COVID-19.


Medway Youth Council - Annual Report pdf icon PDF 166 KB

The report, prepared by the Medway Youth Council (MYC), provides the Committee with the findings and recommendations from the MYC Annual Youth Conference 2021, which was entitled ‘Covid-19: The Effect on Youth’.


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Kent and Medway Suicide Prevention Strategy for Children and Young People pdf icon PDF 1 MB

This report updates Members on the Kent and Medway Suicide Prevention Strategy for Children and Young people. There is a separate strategy for adults, which is being presented to the Health and Adult Social Care Overview and Scrutiny Committee. It also includes the summary outcomes from local consultation and changes made in line with feedback receive.


Proposal to amend the current payment scheme for Medway Local Authority Foster Carers pdf icon PDF 264 KB

This report seeks the Committee’s comments on the proposed changes to the current Foster Care Fees and Allowance Policy before they are considered by the Cabinet for approval. The implementation of a revised scheme is crucial to improving the ‘offer’ to attract and retain Local Authority Foster Carers in Medway.

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Progress report - Children's Services Improvement pdf icon PDF 264 KB

This report provides the Committee with a progress update on improvement activity in Children’s Social Care Services, and the findings of the recent Ofsted Covid Assurance visit, which took place in May 2021.

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Work programme pdf icon PDF 183 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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