Children, Young People & Learning Overview and Scrutiny Panel
Wednesday, 12 June 2019 7.30 pm

Venue: Council Chamber - Time Square, Market Street, Bracknell, RG12 1JD. View directions

Contact: Louise Connelly  01344 354047

No. Item


Election of Chairman


Appointment of Vice Chairman


Apologies for Absence/Substitute Members

To receive apologies for absence and to note the attendance of any substitute Members.


Minutes and Matters Arising pdf icon PDF 134 KB

To approve as a correct record the minutes of the meeting of the Children, Young People and Learning Overview and Scrutiny Panel held on 20 March 2019.


Declarations of Interest and Party Whip

Members are asked to declare any disclosable pecuniary or affected interests and the nature of that interest, including the existence and nature of the party whip, in respect of any matter to be considered at this meeting.


Any Member with a Disclosable Pecuniary Interest in a matter should withdraw from the meeting when the matter is under consideration and should notify the Democratic Services Officer in attendance that they are withdrawing as they have such an interest. If the Disclosable Pecuniary Interest is not entered on the register of Members interests the Monitoring Officer must be notified of the interest within 28 days.


Any Member with an Affected Interest in a matter must disclose the interest to the meeting.  There is no requirement to withdraw from the meeting when the interest is only an affected interest, but the Monitoring Officer should be notified of the interest, if not previously notified of it, within 28 days of the meeting.


Urgent Items of Business

Any other items, which pursuant to Section 100B(4)(b) of the Local Government Act 1972, the Chairman decides are urgent.


Public Participation

To receive submissions from members of the public which have been submitted in advance in accordance with the Council’s Public Participation Scheme for Overview and Scrutiny.


Domestic violence

Sophie Wing-King, Domestic Abuse Co-ordinator at Thames Valley Police will give a presentation to members about domestic abuse. The presentation will include the national context, local context, local strategy and action plan, support for perpetrators and victims (children, young people and adults), awareness raising and projects spanning Berkshire East/Thames Valley.


Members of the Adult Social Care, Health and Housing Overview and Scrutiny Panel have been invited to attend this item to ensure a holistic approach to domestic abuse by the Council.


Directorate overview

Members will be provided with an overview of the People Directorate.



Young carers pdf icon PDF 110 KB

Members will receive a presentation about the number of young carers in Bracknell Forest and service provision available.


Youth Crime pdf icon PDF 87 KB

To review the findings about youth crime from the recently commissioned Bracknell Forest Community Safety Partnership’s (CSP) Strategic Assessment of all crime and disorder from October 2015 to September 2018.


Members are asked to consider if there is a need for further analysis of youth crime in the Borough.


Special guardianship pdf icon PDF 278 KB

Sonia Johnson, Assistant Director, Children’s Social Care will give a presentation to members about achieving permanency (placements) for children and young people in Bracknell Forest.


Quarterly Service Report (QSR) pdf icon PDF 3 MB

To consider the latest trends, priorities and pressures in terms of departmental performance as reported in the Quarterly Service Reports for the fourth quarter of 2018/19 (Jan 2019 to March 2019) relating to Children, Young People and Learning. 


Panel members are asked to give advance notice to the Governance and Scrutiny Team of any questions relating to the Quarterly Service Report where possible.

Additional documents:


Executive Forward Plan pdf icon PDF 136 KB

To consider scheduled Executive Key and Non-Key Decisions relating to Children, Young People and Learning.


Exclusion of Public and Press

To consider the following motion:


That pursuant to Section 100A of the Local Government Act 1972, as amended, and having regard to the public interest, members of the public and press be excluded from the meeting for the consideration of the following item which involves the likely disclosure of exempt information under the following category of Schedule 12A of that Act:


(1)        Information relating to any individual  (Item X).

(3)        Information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including the authority holding that information).

Date of next meeting

The next meeting of the Children, Young People and Learning Overview & Scrutiny Panel has been scheduled for 25 September 2019.