Agenda, decisions and minutes

Creating Opportunities and Tackling Inequalities Scrutiny Committee - Monday 14th November, 2016 7.00 pm

Venue: Bourges/Viersen Room - Town Hall

Contact: Karen S Dunleavy  01733 452233

No. Item


Apologies for absence


Declarations of Interest and Whipping Declarations

At this point Members must declare whether they have a disclosable pecuniary interest, or other interest, in any of the items on the agenda, unless it is already entered in the register of members’ interests or is a “pending notification “ that has been disclosed to the Solicitor to the Council.

Members must also declare if they are subject to their party group whip in relation to any items under consideration.



Minutes of the Meeting held on 12 September 2016 pdf icon PDF 108 KB


Call In of any Cabinet, Cabinet Member or Key Officer Decisions

The decision notice for each decision will bear the date on which it is published and will specify that the decision may then be implemented on the expiry of 3 working days after the publication of the decision (not including the date of publication), unless a request for call-in of the decision is received from any two Members of a Scrutiny Committee or Scrutiny Commissions.  If a request for call-in of a decision is received, implementation of the decision remains suspended for consideration by the relevant Scrutiny Committee or Commission.



2016 Outcomes for EYFSP and Key Stage 1 pdf icon PDF 114 KB


This paper summarises the 2016 unvalidated assessment results for children who were in the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) and Key Stage 1 (KS1).  The results are provisional and are liable to change by the time of final reporting in early 2017.


At the time of writing, no data was available for different groups of children (boys, girls, those with SEN for example) and so no comparison between the performance of groups is possible at this time.



The Committee is asked to


  1. Note the unvalidated outcomes; and
  2. Identify if there are further lines of enquiry they wish to pursue at this time. 



Addendum To The School Organisation Plan (2015-2020) pdf icon PDF 106 KB

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The purpose of this Addendum is to update the committee further to the School Organisation Plan (2015-2020) which was published in December 2015. This Addendum to the School Organisation Plan (2015-2020) describes the 2016 position with regard to school place planning and demography and proposals for expansion of primary and secondary schools.


The School Organisation Plan (2015-2020) was considered by the scrutiny committee in September 2015 and then published in December 2015. 



The Committee is asked to:


  1. Consider the draft Addendum, ask for any further information or clarification; and
  2. Recommend the proposals to take forward to Cabinet for agreement and publication. 



The Peterborough Neglect Strategy and Approaches to Address Neglect in Peterborough pdf icon PDF 93 KB

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This report provides information to Members about the Council and Safeguarding Children Board’s neglect strategies. These have been developed in response to evidence of relatively high numbers of children affected by neglectful parenting in the City.


The development of a Neglect Strategy was also a recommendation from the Ofsted inspection of children’s services in May 2015.



The Committee is asked to:


1.    Note the contents of the report and the appended Strategy, and

2.    To consider requesting a further report on the response to the effectiveness of the Neglect Strategy in 12 months’ time.



Safeguarding Children and Young People at Risk From Child Sexual Exploitation or from being Missing from Home, Education or Care pdf icon PDF 211 KB

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Forward Plan of Executive Decisions pdf icon PDF 51 KB

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This is a regular report to the Creating Opportunities and Tackling Inequalities Scrutiny Committee outlining the content of the Forward Plan of Executive Decisions.



That the Committee identifies any relevant items for inclusion within their work programme.



Work Programme pdf icon PDF 84 KB


Date of Next Meeting

Thursday, 5 January 2017.