Agenda and draft minutes

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Declarations of Interest (5:30pm) pdf icon PDF 222 KB

At this point in the meeting, Members are asked to declare any disclosable pecuniary interest or other registerable interest they might have in respect of business on this agenda, if they have not already done so in advance on the Register of Interests. The disclosure must include the nature of the interest.


An interest must also be disclosed in the meeting when it

becomes apparent to the member during the meeting.


[Please see attached sheet for further guidance for Members]


Members were asked to declare at this point in the meeting any disclosable pecuniary interest or other registerable interest they might have in respect of business on the agenda if they had not already done so in advance on the Register of Interests. Councillor Crawshaw declared that in relation to Special Educational Needs (SEN), he had a family member who was subject to an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP).


Public Participation (5:31pm)

At this point in the meeting members of the public who have registered to speak can do so. Members of the public may speak on agenda items or on matters within the remit of the committee.


Please note that our registration deadlines are set as 2 working days before the meeting, in order to facilitate the management of public participation at our meetings. The deadline for registering at this meeting is 5:00pm on Thursday, 2 May 2024.


To register to speak please visit to fill in an online registration form. If you have any questions about the registration form or the meeting, please contact Democratic Services. Contact details can be found at the foot of this agenda.


Webcasting of Public Meetings


Please note that, subject to available resources, this meeting will be webcast including any registered public speakers who have given their permission. The meeting can be viewed live and on demand at


During coronavirus, we made some changes to how we ran council meetings, including facilitating remote participation by public speakers. See our updates ( for more information on meetings and decisions.


It was reported that there had been no registrations to speak at the

meeting under the Council’s Public Participation Scheme.


Work Plan (5:31pm) pdf icon PDF 221 KB

This report asks members to consider the committee’s workplan for the municipal year 2024-2025.

Additional documents:


Members discussed the programme of work for the municipal year 2024-25 and it was reported that following liaison with the Head of Children’s Finance, the Finance & Performance items mentioned within Annex B of the report should be moved to the meetings of: 2 July 2024, 1 October 2024, 3 December 2024, and 4 March 2024, following the committee’s approval. Members then discussed potential items for future consideration, and it was:


i.             That members noted the work undertaken by the committee throughout the municipal year, 2023-2024.


ii.            That the workplan for the committee for the municipal year 2024-2025 be considered and be agreed as follows, subject to any in year changes:


Agenda Item

4 June 2024

This meeting would be cancelled

2 July 2024

1.   Finance & Performance Q4 (for information)

2.   York Pipeline of proposals to York & North Yorkshire Combined Authority

3.   Family Hub Network Development Update

4.   York Learning

3 September 2024

1.   SEND Update

2.   School Attendance

3.   Youth Strategy Update

1 October 2024

1.   Finance & Performance Q1 (for information)

2.   Early Years and Childcare Reforms

3.   Virtual School Annual Report

5 November 2024

1.   Free School Meal Pilot Year Review

2.   York Explore Annual Update

3.   Digital Inclusion Update

3 December 2024

1.   Finance & Performance Q2 (for information)

2.   Placement Sufficiency (Update on Fostering Services, Together We Can, and Family Arrangements)

4.   Corporate Parenting Board Annual Report

14 January 2025

1.   SACRE Annual Report

2.   Attainment Gap

4 March 2025

1.   Finance & Performance Q3 (for information)

2.   Children Safeguarding Partnership Annual Report

3.   Safer York Partnership Report

1 April 2025

1.   York Museums Trust Update

2.   York Theatre Trust Update

3.   REACH Progress Update



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