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Minutes of Previous Meetings

To approve the minutes of (a) the meeting of Committee held on 2nd December, 2019 and (b) the special meeting of the Committee held on 17th  December, 2019



2nd December 2019




The minutes of the meeting of the Committee held on 2nd December 2019, were approved as a correct record and, arising therefrom:-




(a)      the Chair stated that, given the time that had elapsed, there was no longer a need to pursue the information which had been requested at the Committee’s meeting held on 16th September 2019, and further at its meeting on 14th October 2019, relating to:-




(i)              information following the receipt of the Ofsted report of the inspection of Sheffield’s Social Care Services – July 2019, namely (A) details of the statutory timescale for conducting a missing child interview and the Council’s performance against it and (B) statistics of the number of children in care who access and complete higher education courses; and




(ii)             Elective Home Education, namely (A) what percentage of home educated children are receiving suitable or unsuitable education, (B) what length of time, on average, are children home educated and (C) what systems can be put in place to measure performance of home educated children; and




(b)      the Policy and Improvement Officer reported that she would (i) check whether the information requested on the new Domestic and Sexual Abuse Strategy for Sheffield, which she had received from colleagues, had been circulated to Members and (ii) chase up the information requested from the Chief Executive Officer, Sheffield Futures, regarding the data on those ‘Hot Spot’ areas in the City in which criminal activity had taken place.




17th December 2019 (Special)




The minutes of the special meeting of the Committee held on 17th December 2019, were approved as a correct record, subject to the amendment of Item 1 – Apologies for Absence, by the addition of Councillor Alison Teal and, arising therefrom, in relation to Item 5 – Make Your Mark 2019 Results, the Chair reported that (a) he had yet to write to schools to encourage them to participate in future Make Your Mark consultation, or write to the Cabinet Member about young people’s priority of a curriculum for life, and would make arrangements to do this shortly, (b) he had contacted the relevant Cabinet Member in connection with the request for the Youth Cabinet to have at least one place on the Citizens’ Assembly for Climate Change and (c) he had contacted the Leader of the Council in connection with the request that City Council Cabinet Members address a meeting of the Youth Cabinet.



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