Children and Young People Overview and Scrutiny Committee - Wednesday, 1 December 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


Apologies for absence


Record of meeting pdf icon PDF 315 KB

To approve the record of the meeting held on 30 September 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.



Medway Safeguarding Children Partnership (MSCP) Annual Report 2020-21 pdf icon PDF 181 KB

The purpose of this report is to present the Medway Safeguarding Children Partnership (MSCP) Annual Report 2020-21 to the Children and Young People Overview and Scrutiny Committee. The report provides an overview of the work carried out by the MSCP in the last year. It sets out the key achievements of the partnership against its key priorities and gives an overview of the learning and improvement role of the MSCP including case reviews that have been undertaken. It also includes a section from the Independent Scrutineer, Rory Patterson.

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Missing Children pdf icon PDF 454 KB

This report provides an overview of Medway’s Children Services response to Children that go Missing from Home and Care.  The paper will share how the process is managed and provide data for the period April 2020 to March 2021. This report will be the first in a series of annual reports that will be presented to this committee going forward.

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Supporting Families Programme pdf icon PDF 195 KB

This report provides an update on the progress and the achievements of the Supporting Families Programme (previously Troubled Families) in Medway during phase 2 (2015 to 2022). The Troubled Families Programme is a UK Government scheme that was launched in 2011 under the Department for Housing, Communities and Local Government. The aim of the scheme is to support families to reach their potential, by developing resilience and overcoming difficulties they are facing, including improving systems and services to work with them. The team responsible for the programme in Medway is the Early Help Transformation Team. This report also shares the plans that are in place for the coming year.

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Draft Capital and Revenue Budget 2022/23 pdf icon PDF 408 KB

This report presents the Council’s draft capital and revenue budgets for 2022/23. 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 2022. The draft budget is based on the principles set out in the Financial Outlook 2022/23 reported to Cabinet on 28 September 2021

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Medway People Strategy 2021-2025 pdf icon PDF 227 KB

Medway’s People Strategy sets out an ambition for all those who live, work, and learn within its borders. This will make Medway the best place to grow up and grow old in where people age well with the best opportunities.  This aligns closely with the overall corporate vision for the Council to make Medway a waterfront city, connecting innovation, people, and place, driving growth for all.

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Council Plan Performance Monitoring Report & Risk Register Quarter 2 2021/22 pdf icon PDF 268 KB

Medway’s Council Plan 2021/22 sets out the Council’s three priorities. This report and appendices summarise how we performed in Q2 2021/22 on the delivery of these priorities and the two priorities relevant for this Committee: People and Growth. This report also presents the Q2 2021/22 review of strategic risks.

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Work programme pdf icon PDF 200 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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