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Introduction and Welcome


Apologies for Absence and Temporary Appointments


Declaration of Interests - see guidance note on the back page


Minutes pdf icon PDF 269 KB

To approve the minutes of the meeting held on 30 September 2021 (POSC4) and to receive information arising from them.



Petitions and Public Address

Currently council meetings are taking place in-person (not virtually) with Covid safety procedures operating in the venues.  However, members of the public who wish to speak at this meeting can attend the meeting ‘virtually’ through an online connection.  While you can ask to attend the meeting in person, you are strongly encouraged to attend ‘virtually’ to minimise the risk of Covid-19 infection.


Please also note that in line with current government guidance all attendees are strongly encouraged to take a lateral flow test in advance of the meeting.


Normally requests to speak at this public meeting are required by 9 am on the day preceding the published date of the meeting. However, during the current situation and to facilitate these new arrangements we are asking that requests to speak are submitted by no later than 9am four working days before the meeting i.e. 9 am on Friday 5 November 2021 Requests to speak should be sent to .  You will be contacted by the officer regarding the arrangements for speaking.


If you ask to attend in person, the officer will also advise you regarding Covid-19 safety at the meeting.  If you are speaking ‘virtually’, you may submit a written statement of your presentation to ensure that if the technology fails, then your views can still be taken into account. A written copy of your statement can be provided no later than 9 am 2 working days before the meeting. Written submissions should be no longer than 1 A4 sheet.



Health Inequalities pdf icon PDF 743 KB

Report by the Corporate Director of Public Health and Wellbeing.


The purpose of this briefing (POSC6) is to provide the People Overview and Scrutiny Committee with requested information on health inequalities in Oxfordshire to provide an opportunity to review current approach to tackling inequalities, the context for future agenda items and inform the development of the scrutiny work programme.


The Committee is RECOMMENDED to

a)            note the background information provided on health inequality in Oxfordshire;

b)           note activity currently underway and consider implications for the Committee’s future programme of work.


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Family Solutions Plus pdf icon PDF 388 KB

Report by Corporate Director of Children’s Services


The report (POSC7) discusses the progress to date and what has been achieved, both quantitatively and qualitatively, a year into the implementation.


The Committee is RECOMMENDED to:

a)            consider the contents of the report and put relevant questions to the Cabinet Lead member, Director of Children’s Services and supporting officers.

b)           decide if any further action is required.

c)            consider recommending to the Oxfordshire Place Board consideration of the Family Solutions Plus (FSP) business case to agree the future funding approach.


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Close of meeting