Notice of a public meeting of

Children, Education and Communities Policy and Scrutiny Committee



Councillors Baker, Barker, Daubeney (Chair), Fenton, Fitzpatrick, Heaton and Webb (Vice-Chair)



Wednesday, 13 April 2022



5.30 pm



The George Hudson Board Room - 1st Floor West Offices (F045)







1.          Declarations of Interest 



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.




2.          Minutes 

(Pages 1 - 6)


To approve and sign the minutes of the meeting held on 04 January 2022.




3.         Public Participation 
At this point in the meeting members of the public who have registered to speak can do so.  Please note that our registration deadlines have changed to 2 working days before the meeting, in order to facilitate the management of public participation at our meetings. The deadline for registering is 5.00pm on Friday, 08 April 2022.  Members of the public can speak on agenda items or matters within the remit of the committee.




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4.          Cultural Strategy Update 

(Pages 7 - 22)


This report provides an update on the culture sector in York and the implementation and delivery of the city’s Culture Strategy, York’s Creative Future, 2020 – 25.




5.          Finance Third Quarter Monitoring Report, Children's Services 

(Pages 23 - 30)


This report provides an analysis of the latest performance for 2021/22 and forecasts the financial outturn position by reference to the services plans and budgets falling under the committee’s responsibilities.




6.          Children and Young People in Care Update 

(Pages 31 - 42)


This is an update relating to children and young people in care, key performance information and areas of priority.




7.          Scrutiny Review Update - School Holiday Food 

(Pages 43 - 70)


Members will receive an interim progress update from the School Holiday Food Task Group.




8.          Work Plan 

(Pages 71 - 72)


To consider the Committee’s work plan.







9.          Urgent Business 



Any other business which the Chair considers urgent under the Local Government Act 1972.




Democracy Officer


Jane Meller

Contact details:

·        Telephone – (01904) 555209

·        Email –






For more information about any of the following please contact the Democratic Services Officer responsible for servicing this meeting:


·        Registering to speak

·        Business of the meeting

·        Any special arrangements

·        Copies of reports and

·        For receiving reports in other formats


Contact details are set out above.