Children's Scrutiny Panel - Friday 1st December 2023 2.30 pm

Venue: Meeting Room 3 - Town Hall, Huddersfield. View directions

Contact: Helen Kilroy  Email:


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Membership of the Panel

To receive apologies for absence from those Members who are unable to attend the meeting.




Minutes of the Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 366 KB

To approve the Minutes of the meeting of the Panel held on 22nd September 2023.



Interests pdf icon PDF 46 KB

The Councillors will be asked to say if there are any items on the Agenda in which they have disclosable pecuniary interests, which would prevent them from participating in any discussion of the items or participating in any vote upon the items, or any other interests.



Admission of the Public

Most debates take place in public. This only changes when there is a need to consider certain issues, for instance, commercially sensitive information or details concerning an individual. You will be told at this point whether there are any items on the Agenda which are to be discussed in private.




The Committee will receive any petitions and/or deputations from members of the public. A deputation is where up to five people can attend the meeting and make a presentation on some particular issue of concern. A member of the public can also submit a petition at the meeting relating to a matter on which the body has powers and responsibilities.


In accordance with Council Procedure Rule 10, Members of the Public must submit a deputation at least three clear working days in advance of the meeting and shall subsequently be notified if the deputation shall be heard. A maximum of four deputations shall be heard at any one meeting.


Public Question Time

To receive any public questions.


In accordance with Council Procedure Rule 11, the period for the asking and answering of public questions shall not exceed 15 minutes.


Any questions must be submitted at least three clear working days in advance of the meeting.


Work Programme and Agenda Plan for 2023/24 pdf icon PDF 437 KB

The Panel will consider the proposed areas of focus and activity for the 2023/24 municipal year and discuss the method and means to be used to continue the Panel’s work going forward.


Contact:         Helen Kilroy, Assistant Democracy Manager

Additional documents:


Performance Data (Children's Services) - verbal update on highlights

The Panel will consider a verbal update on the performance highlights from the latest Children’s Services data report covering period ending 30th September 2023.


Contact:         Jo-Anne Sanders, Service Director

                        Kieran Lord, Service Director


Pre-decision scrutiny - Cabinet decisions on the horizon

The Panel will consider any potential areas of pre-decision scrutiny in accordance with any cabinet decisions relating to children and young people which are on the horizon and receive updates from Senior Officers in Children’s Services.


Contact:         Jo-Anne Sanders, Service Director

                        Kieran Lord, Service Director


Feedback from Panel Members on issues considered by Corporate Parenting Board

Panel Members who attend the Corporate Parenting Board, will feedback on key areas of focus considered by the Board, which will be of interest to the Panel.