Children, Young People and Family Support Scrutiny and Policy
Development Committee exercises an overview and scrutiny function
in respect of:
Children's Social Care
Meetings of the Committee are open to the public.
is an opportunity for members of the public to ask questions and
submit petitions under the agenda item 'Public Questions and
The arrangements for
dealing with questions and petitions at Council meetings which are
held remotely are as follows:-
If you wish to ask a question or present
a petition at the meeting, you must submit the question/petition in
writing at least 2 clear days in advance of the date of the
meeting, by email to the following address: firstname.lastname@example.org
or telephone (0114 273
5065). For meetings held on a
Thursday, questions/petitions will need to be received by 9.00 a.m.
on the Tuesday of that week. You will also need to provide a
contact email and telephone number to enable a meeting invitation
to be issued to you to join the meeting remotely.
The Chair of the meeting has discretion
as to how questions and petitions are presented at the meeting and
as to whether you are invited to ask your question or present a
petition at the meeting or they are read out at the meeting. A
response to the question or petition will be given by the
appropriate Member or Council officer.
If you are not able to attend the meeting, your question/petition
may be referred to the appropriate Member or officer, and an
answer/response will be provided to you.
submitted question or petition cannot be answered because of a
technological failure, if time does not allow, or where a Member
undertakes to provide a written answer/response, the written
answer/response will be provided to you and will be published on
the Council website.
Please note that the Chair of the
meeting may not accept petitions or questions which relate
(i) matters not being within the
responsibility of the Local Authority or which affects the City or
judicial or quasi-judicial matters;
individual planning/licence/grant applications or appeals;
named officers or Members of the Council;
confidential matters of the type referred to in Schedule 12A to the
Local Government Act, 1972; or
matters of an irrelevant, repetitious, defamatory, frivolous or offensive nature or a general misuse of
Please note that remote
meetings will be filmed for live or subsequent broadcast via the
council’s website. See the Council’s
Webcasting Notice for more
information is available on submitting petitions.
Recording is allowed at Scrutiny Committee meetings under the
direction of the Chair of the meeting. The
protocol on audio/visual recording and photography provides