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)



Tuesday, 3 May 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 



To approve and sign the minutes of the meeting held on 13 April 2022 [to follow].




3.          Public Participation 

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4.          Children’s Mental Health – Review of Referral System  

(Pages 1 - 8)


This is the final report of the Scrutiny Task Group appointed to review Children’s Mental Health with the aim of acquiring a better understanding of the current mental health referral system for young people in York. 




5.          Report of the Community Hubs Review Group

(Pages 9 - 90)


This report outlines the process that the Scrutiny Sub-Committee, tasked with investigating Community Hubs, took in their investigation. It shares the findings and provides recommendations for embedding a Community Hub Strategy in York.




6.          Report of the School Holiday Food Review Group

(Pages 91 - 122)


This report considers the school holiday food voucher programme, its coverage and effectiveness and then presents options and recommendations to be considered in addressing the challenge of school holiday hunger going forward.




7.          Work Plan 

(Pages 123 - 124)


Members are asked to consider the Committee’s work plan for

the 2022/23 municipal year.







8.          Urgent Business 



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




Democracy Officer


Jane Meller

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·        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.