Meeting Details

Education and Children's Social Care Overview and Scrutiny Committee
9 Dec 2020 - 10:00 to 12:00
  • Documents
  • Attendance
  • Visitors
  • Declarations of Interests
  • Webcast



Public Agenda
1 Notice of Recording/Webcast
The Chairman to advise/meeting to note that this meeting will be webcast for live or subsequent broadcast via the Council's Internet site ( and that members of the press/public may record and take photographs except where there are confidential or exempt items.

2 Declarations of Interests
Members are reminded that they must declare all relevant  pecuniary and non pecuniary interests arising from any business to be discussed at this meeting. If a disclosable pecuniary interest is declared a Member must not speak or take part in that agenda item. Any declarations will be recorded in the minutes of the meeting.
3 Apologies
To receive any apologies.
To confirm the notes of the 28th October 2020 meeting and note the action tracker.
Penny Thompson, Independent Chair, BSCP and Simon Cross, Business Manager in attendance.
8 Date and Time of Next Meeting
The next meeting is scheduled to take place on Wednesday 20 January 2021 at 1000 hours via an online meeting.
9 Request(s) for Call In/Councillor Call for Action/Petitions Received (if any)
To consider any request for call in/councillor call for action/petitions (if received). 
10 Other Urgent Business
To consider any items of business by reason of special circumstances (to be specified) that in the opinion of the Chairman are matters of urgency.
11 Authority to Chairman and Officers
Chairman to move:-

'In an urgent situation between meetings, the Chairman jointly with the relevant Chief Officer has authority to act on behalf of the Committee'.


No other member attendance information has been recorded for the meeting.
NameReason for Sending Apology
Omar Hanif 
Adam Hardy 
NameReason for Absence
Councillor Safia Akhtar 

Declarations of Interests

Member NameItem Ref.DetailsNature of DeclarationAction
Councillor Mohammed Aikhlaq Director at Leigh Multi Academy TrustNon-PecuniaryNone


Also in attendance at the above meeting were:

  • Councillor Kate Booth, Cabinet Member for Children’s Wellbeing
  • Dr Tim O’Neill, Director, Education and Skills
  • Andrew Christie, Chair, Children’s Trust
  • Andy Couldrick, Chief Executive, Children’s Trust
  • Simon Cross, Business Manager, Birmingham Safeguarding Children’s Partnership (BSCP)
  • Ceri Saunders, Acting Group Overview and Scrutiny Manager
  • Amanda Simcox, Scrutiny Officer
  • Penny Thompson, Independent Chair, BSCP



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