Children and Families Overview and Scrutiny Committee - Thursday 16 May 2024 10.00 am

Venue: Committee Room - Shire Hall, Gloucester. View directions

Contact: Laura Powick  Email:

No. Item


Apologies for absence

To note any apologies for absence.


Minutes of the previous meeting pdf icon PDF 112 KB

To confirm and sign the minutes of the meeting held on 7 March 2024.

Additional documents:


Declarations of interest

Members of the Committee are invited to declare any pecuniary or personal interests relating to specific matters on the agenda.


Please see note (a) at the end of agenda.

Overview and Scrutiny Items


Update on the Local Child Safeguarding Practice Review - Child X Report pdf icon PDF 422 KB

At the County Council meeting on 20 March 2024, a request was made for a scrutiny task group to review the issues raised in the Child X Report. It was agreed by Council that the proposal be referred to Children and Families Overview and Scrutiny Committee.


The Committee to receive an update on the Child X Report, and to decide whether to establish a scrutiny task group or arrange for a dedicated scrutiny committee meeting to consider the issues raised.


Additional documents:


Youth Work in Gloucestershire pdf icon PDF 227 KB

To receive an overview of youth work in Gloucestershire, from a statutory and voluntary perspective.


Review of Care for Disabled Children pdf icon PDF 151 KB

To receive an update on the review of care for disabled children, including an update on the SEND Peer Review, remodelling, challenges and investment.



Quarter 3 2023/24 Performance Report pdf icon PDF 348 KB

To consider the Quarter 3 2023/24 Performance Report.


Members are encouraged to email any questions in advance by Monday 13 May 2024.


Additional documents:

Work Planning


WORK PLAN pdf icon PDF 71 KB

To review the Committee work plan and suggest items for consideration at future meetings.


When making suggestions, members should consider the reasons for and expected benefit of scrutiny’s involvement.


For reference, please find the link to the Cabinet forward plan below:


Forthcoming Decisions (



To note the dates of future meetings (all meetings to start at 10am):


18 July 2024

12 September 2024

7 November 2024.