Meeting Details

Schools, Children and Families Overview and Scrutiny Committee
18 Oct 2017 - 13:30 to 17:00
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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 Apologies
To receive any apologies.
To confirm the action notes of the meeting held on the 13 September 2017.

Superintendent Paul Drover, West Midlands Police; Alastair Gibbons, Executive Director for Children Services; Debbie Currie, AD Child Protection, Performance & Partnership; Margaret Gough, CSE Co-ordinator; Jon Needham, School Advisor - Safeguarding and David Bishop, Head of Service Children Out Of School in attendance.


Members are asked to note the update and assess progress on the Children Missing from Home and Care Inquiry recommendation 2 - develop an overarching strategy for missing children so responsibilities are clear and understood, risk is managed well, especially for looked after children and persistent runaways, information is shared effectively and appropriate support is in place for children and families.

Andy Pepper, AD, Children in Care Provider Services and Natalie Loon, Corporate Parenting Support Officer in attendance.


Members are asked to note the update and provide an assessment on the recommendations.


For discussion.

To note the dates of future meetings on the following Wednesdays at 1330 hours in the Council House as follows:-


13 December, 2017 (Committee Room 2)

17 January, 2018

14 February, 2018

21 March, 2018

25 April, 2018

8 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). 
9 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.
10 Authority to Chairman and Officers
Chairman to move:-

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


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