Children and Young People Overview and Scrutiny Committee - Wednesday, 9 June 2021 6.30pm

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

Contact: Teri Reynolds, Democratic Services Officer 


No. Item


Election of Chairman

To elect a Chairman for the 2021/22 Municipal Year.


Election of Vice-Chairman

To elect a Vice-Chairman for the 2021/22 Municipal Year.


Apologies for absence


Record of meeting pdf icon PDF 143 KB

To approve the record of the meeting held on 4 March 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.



Findings from the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman pdf icon PDF 228 KB

This report sets out the findings of a recent investigation undertaken by the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman that relates to both Housing and Children’s Services. The Cabinet considered the report at its meeting on 4 May 2021.

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Youth Justice Plan - Refresh 2021- 2022 pdf icon PDF 242 KB

The Crime and Disorder Act 1998, requires Local Authorities to have a Youth Justice Plan, which is updated annually to set out how youth justice will be delivered locally within available resources.


This plan (attached at Appendix 1) has been refreshed from last year 2020 and co-produced with the Youth Justice Partnership (YJP) and influenced by national research and evidence of effective practice and has taken examples across National Partnerships.

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Medway Parenting Support Strategy pdf icon PDF 195 KB

The Medway Parenting Support Strategy sets out a clear vision to work in partnership with parents and carers to continue to improve experiences and outcomes for children, young people and families across Medway.  The Strategy has been developed and co-produced with parents, carers and partner organisations across Medway.  It gives a broad overview of what we aim to achieve in Medway over the next ten years, based on consultations, national and local policy and national directives.

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Medway Early Help Strategy pdf icon PDF 179 KB

The strategy sets out Medway’s early help offer and it covers a period of three years; with the current proposal to hold a launch event in July 2021 and facilitate a 6-month workshop to assess the impact of the strategy and to identify if the priorities are being driven, in December 2021.  The Early Help Partnership Board will be responsible for evidencing the quality, effectiveness, and impact of the strategy.

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Council Plan Performance Monitoring and Risk Register Review Quarter 4 2020/21 pdf icon PDF 344 KB

Medway’s Council Plan 2016/21 sets out the Council’s three priorities. This report and appendices summarise how we performed in Quarter 4 (Q4) of 2020/21 on the delivery of the two priorities relevant for this Committee: People and Growth.


This report also presents the Q4 2020/21 review of strategic risks.

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Work programme pdf icon PDF 190 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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