Committee details

Children, Education, Libraries & Safeguarding Committee

Purpose of committee

This Committee has a wide range of responsibilities, which include:

 

·         Planning the adequate  provision of school places in the Borough

·         Investment in educational infrastructure;

·         The Library Service

·         Cultural activities

·         Powers, duties and functions of the Council in relation to Children’s Services (including schools)

·         Approving the Children and Young People Plan

 

This Committee also leads on the Council’s responsibilities under the Children Act 2004 and Education and inspection Act 2007 to:

 

·         Oversee effective support for young people in care; and enhance the Council’s corporate parenting role

·         Oversee the multi-agency Youth Offending Team

·         Oversee the effective provision of support across partners for the well-being of vulnerable families - including the Troubled Families programme

 

The Children, Education, Libraries and Safeguarding Committee is made up of Councillors and co-opted Members.  This Committee has three co-opted Voluntary Aided School Representatives to provide a faith perspective on education matters. 

 

The Committee also has two Parent governor representatives elected by other parent governors to represent the views of all parents on decisions relating to education.

 

Membership

Contact information

Support officer: Abigail Lewis 020 8359 4369 Email: abigail.lewis@barnet.gov.uk.