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Issues to Raise from Scrutiny Committees

The Chairs of the Scrutiny Committees to report



Councillor Mick Rooney reported that the Children, Young People and Family Support Scrutiny and Policy Development Committee had considered the Adoption and Fostering Annual Reports 2018/19, at its last meeting held on 14th October, 2019, which had been very positive in that there had been a number of improvements in both Services.




Councillor Cate McDonald reported that the Healthier Communities and Adult Social Care Scrutiny and Policy Development Committee had undertaken a high level scrutiny exercise in terms of the Mental Health Strategy.




Councillor Denise Fox reported that the Economic and Environmental Wellbeing Scrutiny and Policy Development Committee were to receive an update on the likely effects of Brexit on the City Council at its next meeting, to be held on 22nd October, 2019.




Councillor Ben Curran reported that, with regard to the Safer and Stronger Communities Scrutiny and Policy Development Committee (a) following consideration of the South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Draft Risk Management Plan, at its meeting held on 11th July, 2019, which contained proposals to cut the number of firefighter crews, together with a petition organised by the Fire Brigades Union, opposing the cuts, which had been submitted to the Council on 12th June, 2019 and referred to the Committee, the proposed cuts had now been shelved, and the Union had expressed its appreciation of the Committee’s involvement and (b) there were plans for the Committee to look into the problems of knife crime in the City.




The Committee noted the information now reported.