London Borough of Barnet

Agenda and minutes

Children, Education, Libraries & Safeguarding Committee
Tuesday 29th July, 2014 7.00 pm

Venue: Hendon Town Hall, The Burroughs, London NW4 4BQ. View directions

Contact: Paul Frost 020 8359 2205 Email: paul.frost@barnet.gov.uk 

Items
No. Item

1.

MINUTES OF THE LAST MEETING

Minutes:

RESOLVED-

 

 

That the minutes of the meeting held on 23 June 2014 be agreed as a correct record.

 

2.

ABSENCE OF MEMBERS

Minutes:

All Members of the committee were in attendance.

3.

DECLARATIONS OF MEMBERS DISCLOSABLE PECUNIARY INTERESTS AND NON-PECUNIARY INTERESTS

Minutes:

Members declared the following interests:

 

Councillor Rebecca Challice declared a non-pecuniary interest noting that she is a trustee of Barnet carer’s centre.

 

Councillor Anne Hutton declared a non-pecuniary interest noting that she is a representative of the Council on the Barnet Fostering Panel.

 

Councillor Anne Hutton declared a non-pecuniary interest noting that she is a member of Friern Barnet Library.

 

4.

PUBLIC QUESTIONS AND COMMENTS (IF ANY)

Minutes:

Details are appended of the Public Questions including the answers given by the Chairman. There were no supplementary questions.

4a

Public Questions pdf icon PDF 22 KB

5a

MEMBERS ITEM - PRESENTATION FROM THE CHAIRMAN OF THE INDEPENDENT SAFEGUARDING BOARD pdf icon PDF 317 KB

Minutes:

The committee considered the report. 

 

RESOLVED –

 

That the Children, Education, Libraries and Safeguarding Committee note the presentation from the Independent Chair of Barnet’s Safeguarding Children Board and agree to consider the implications for the Committee in its five-year Commissioning Strategy. This will be considered at the meeting on 28 October 2014.

 

Vote

Agreed

9

Opposed

0

Abstentions

0

 

6.

SHORT BREAKS COMMISSIONING STRATEGY pdf icon PDF 336 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The committee considered the report. 

 

RESOLVED –

 

That the Children, Education, Libraries and Safeguarding Committee agree the commissioning strategy for short breaks for disabled children

 

. Vote

Agreed

9

Opposed

0

Abstentions

0

 

7.

BUSINESS PLANNING pdf icon PDF 357 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The committee considered the report. 

 

RESOLVED –

 

That the Children, Education, Libraries and Safeguarding Committeenote this report and consider the outcomes and challenges outlined below as they inform the development of the Commissioning Plan.

 

Vote

Agreed

9

Opposed

0

Abstentions

0

 

8.

FUTURE OF THE CHILDREN'S TRUST BOARD pdf icon PDF 324 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The committee considered the report. 

 

RESOLVED –

 

·         That the Children, Education, Libraries and Safeguarding Committee note the view of the Children’s Trust Board on 24 July 2014 regarding its future and make a decision on a preferred approach to the future governance arrangements for the board.

·         That the Children, Education, Libraries and Safeguarding Committee agreed option 1 as set out in the report.

 

Vote

Agreed

9

Opposed

0

Abstentions

0

 

9.

Children's Services Annual Complaints Report 2013/14 pdf icon PDF 318 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The committee considered the report. 

 

RESOLVED –

 

That the Children, Education, Libraries and Safeguarding Committee note and agree the contents of the report and appendices.

 

Vote

Agreed

9

Opposed

0

Abstentions

0

 

10.

Corporate Grants Programme, 2014/15 - Fair Play Barnet pdf icon PDF 342 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The committee considered the report. 

 

RESOLVED –

 

That the Children, Education, Libraries and Safeguarding Committee note the contents of the report, including the financial matters and not support the application for a grant.

 

The Chairman noted that a Member’s Item was referred to this Committee by the Environment Committee which highlighted the following extract:

 

-        Improved local youth facilities so children have somewhere to play

 

The Committee agreed that a report would be included to the Work Programme and therefore be considered at the next meeting.  

 

 

Vote

Agreed

9

Opposed

0

Abstentions

0

 

11.

Children, Education, Libraries & Safeguarding Committee Work Programme pdf icon PDF 316 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The committee considered the report. 

 

RESOLVED –

 

That the Children, Education, Libraries and Safeguarding Committee note the items included in the 2014/15 work programme.

 

Vote

Agreed

9

Opposed

0

Abstentions

0