Agenda

Venue: County Hall, Oxford, OX1 1ND

Contact: Sue Whitehead  Tel: (01865) 810262; E-Mail:  sue.whitehead@oxfordshire.gov.uk

Note: No meeting required as decision taken not to refer matters back to Cabinet following Scrutiny Call in. 

Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies for Absence

2.

Declarations of Interest

- guidance note opposite

3.

Questions from County Councillors

Any county councillor may, by giving notice to the Proper Officer by 9 am on the working day before the meeting, ask a question on any matter in respect of the Cabinet’s delegated powers.

 

The number of questions which may be asked by any councillor at any one meeting is limited to two (or one question with notice and a supplementary question at the meeting) and the time for questions will be limited to 30 minutes in total. As with questions at Council, any questions which remain unanswered at the end of this item will receive a written response.

 

Questions submitted prior to the agenda being despatched are shown below and will be the subject of a response from the appropriate Cabinet Member or such other councillor or officer as is determined by the Cabinet Member, and shall not be the subject of further debate at this meeting. Questions received after the despatch of the agenda, but before the deadline, will be shown on the Schedule of Addenda circulated at the meeting, together with any written response which is available at that time.

4.

Petitions and Public Address

5.

Reconsideration of a Decision Referred back from a Scrutiny Committee following call in - Children, Young People & Families Service Redesign (if any) pdf icon PDF 50 KB

At its meeting on 9 May 2010 the Children’s Services Scrutiny Committee will consider a call in requested by the following Councillors:

 

Cllr Liz Brighouse
Cllr Larry Sanders
Cllr Richard Stevens
Cllr Val Smith
Cllr John Sanders
Cllr John Tanner
Cllr Roy Darke
Cllr Saj Malik
Cllr Sarah Hutchinson
Cllr Susanna Pressel

 

 

The decision of Cabinet on 19 April 2011 was:

 

"RESOLVED: to approve the proposed service redesign and implementation of services for children, young people and families as detailed in this report."

 

The reasons given in the call-in request are:

We request that the decision taken by the Cabinet on 19th April to set up an Early Intervention Service and to end provision of youth work across the County be considered by the Children's Scrutiny Committee so that:
1. Risks involved in pursuing this strategy, in particular those related to 1996 Education Act be mitigated.
2. The situation in relation to the provision of services delivered using Youth Work methods and approaches can be clarified for those communities who are listed as losing this provision.

 

A copy of the report to Cabinet (CA7) is attached.

 

In the event of the decision taken on 19 April 2011 being referred back to Cabinet for reconsideration a paper will circulated separately setting out the material concerns found by the Scrutiny Committee.

 

Additional documents:

6.

Reconsideration of a Decision Referred back from a Scrutiny Committee following call in - Changes to the Internal Home Support Service (if any) pdf icon PDF 114 KB

At its meeting on 9 May 2010 the Adult Services Scrutiny Committee will consider a call in requested by the following Councillors:

Cllr Liz Brighouse
Cllr Larry Sanders
Cllr Richard Stevens
Cllr Val Smith
Cllr John Sanders
Cllr John Tanner
Cllr Roy Darke
Cllr Saj Malik
Cllr Sarah Hutchinson
Cllr Susanna Pressel

 

 

The Cabinet decision was:

 

"RESOLVED to:     

(a) Note the outcome of consultation with staff and Service User groups, and agree the changes to original proposals set out in para 7 above

(b) Agree that the internal Home Support Service will cease to operate by April 2012, subject to satisfactory reprovision arrangements set out in paras 10-13 and any other necessary actions required to maintain continuity of service

(c) Request a progress report from the Director of Social and Community Services to Adult Services Scrutiny Committee in December 2011."

 

 

The reasons given in the call-in request are:

We request that the decision taken by the Cabinet on 19th April to end the Internal Home Support Service be considered by the Adult Services Scrutiny Committee so that they can consider whether or not there has been adequate consideration of alternative ways of delivering this service and to agree protocols for monitoring the provision of Home Support in the future.

 

A copy of the report to Cabinet (CA8) is attached.

 

In the event of the decision taken on 19 April 2011 being referred back to Cabinet for reconsideration a paper will circulated separately setting out the material concerns found by the Scrutiny Committee.