Agenda and draft minutes

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    The Chairman, Chris Munday, welcomed everyone to the meeting.


Absence of Members


    Apologies were received from Daniel Morgan, Caroline Collier, Samson Olusanya, Adam Driscoll and Emma Burton-Lee.


    Zoe Garbett attended on behalf of Daniel Morgan; Danielle Gopie attended on behalf of Emma Burton-Lee.


Minutes of Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 353 KB


    The minutes of the meeting held on 13 February 2020 were agreed as an accurate record. Councillor David Longstaff noted that the following items have not yet been reported to the Children, Education and Safeguarding Committee: Young Person’s Survey, Life Chances Strategy (formerly the Child Poverty Strategy), Draft Autism Strategy. The Communications Strategy has also not yet been discussed at the Board. It was noted that these strategies would be discussed at future Board meetings and would then be taken to relevant Children, Education and Safeguarding Committee meetings.




Matters Arising




Youth Parliament and Youth Ambassador elections and Youth Assembly update pdf icon PDF 441 KB


    RM introduced the item and gave an update on the UK Youth Parliament and Youth Ambassador elections, and the Youth Assembly, including changes that have been made to each of these due to the impact of the pandemic.


Youth Assembly and Youth Parliament and Youth Ambassadors Themes - Verbal Update MP4 37 MB


    RM introduced the new Youth Ambassadors who were present at the virtual meeting and each gave a brief summary of the campaigns they will be working on, including fundamental skills and opportunities for young people to be successful in life; standardised testing and the stress this puts on young people, racism and the effect this has on knife crime. The Board also watched a video of a poem recorded by one of the Youth Ambassadors. Board members then had an opportunity to ask the Youth Ambassadors questions and agreed to engage in the work they will be doing.



Covid-19 Recovery Planning pdf icon PDF 280 KB

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    CM introduced the plan which sets out the strategic recovery intentions and strategic objectives around Family Friendly Barnet. She noted that it is still a draft plan so is being presented to the Board for noting and comment. Board members had an opportunity to ask questions and comment on the plan.


YP Health Impact Assessment - Verbal Update


    CE provided a verbal update to share ideas on the Health Impact Assessment, how this can feed into various different strategies and how Covid-19 has affected children and young people. Board members were given an opportunity to comment on the HIA.


Autism Strategy pdf icon PDF 470 KB

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    CM introduced the final Autism Plan to the Board which will be overseen by the SEND Development Group. It was noted that the Plan has previously been to the Health and Wellbeing Board for comment and will be taken to the Children, Education and Safeguarding Committee on 22 September 2020 for completeness. The Chairman thanked all those involved in the co-production of the Plan and noted the positive work that has been taken in this area.


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