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Children and Young People Scrutiny Committee

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Information about Children and Young People Scrutiny Committee

The purpose of the Council’s scrutiny committees is to review the performance of local services, to scrutinise decisions and actions taken on matters within their terms of reference, to contribute to the review and development of council policy, and to make recommendations to enhance and improve service delivery for residents.


The council’s scrutiny committees will act as a ‘critical friend’, offering constructive challenge to ensure that local services are delivered effectively and efficiently, making the best use of resources. 


In carrying out their work, the committees will have regard to the council’s missions, priorities, and ways of working. Scrutiny Committees will consider the needs and priorities of local people, make use of evidence to inform their findings, examine opportunities for embedding best practice in council services, and will seek to promote equalities, joined up working, and early intervention and prevention approaches.


The Children and Young People Scrutiny Committee oversees the following functions and services:


Education, SEND, Safety, Safeguarding, Family Help, Early Years, Progression to adulthood, Looked after Children, Play, Physical activity, Tackling obesity and Mental health (children and young people),Youth Offending and Corporate Parenting.


As the Committee is responsible for reviewing matters related to the council's education functions, there are co-opted members on the committee: two parent-governor positions, and representatives of the Church of England and Roman Catholic Diocese. The registers of interest for the co-opted members is below.

·        Sophie  McNeill – Parent Governor Representative (Primary)

·        Susie Graves – Parent Governor Representative (Secondary)

·        Mary Clement – Roman Catholic Diocese Representative

·        Nick Turpin – Church of England Representative


For further information, please contact:


Theo McLean, Senior Democratic Services Officer