Children and Education Policy and Accountability Committee - Tuesday, 22nd September, 2020 6.30 pm

Venue: Online - Virtual Meeting. View directions

Contact: David Abbott  Email:

Link: View live stream on YouTube

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Apologies for Absence


Declarations of Interest

If a Councillor has a disclosable pecuniary interest in a particular item, whether or not it is entered in the Authority’s register of interests, or any other significant interest which they consider should be declared in the public interest, they should declare the existence and, unless it is a sensitive interest as defined in the Member Code of Conduct, the nature of the interest at the commencement of the consideration of that item or as soon as it becomes apparent.


At meetings where members of the public are allowed to be in attendance and speak, any Councillor with a disclosable pecuniary interest or other significant interest may also make representations, give evidence or answer questions about the matter.  The Councillor must then withdraw immediately from the meeting before the matter is discussed and any vote taken.


Where Members of the public are not allowed to be in attendance and speak, then the Councillor with a disclosable pecuniary interest should withdraw from the meeting whilst the matter is under consideration. Councillors who have declared other significant interests should also withdraw from the meeting if they consider their continued participation in the matter would not be reasonable in the circumstances and may give rise to a perception of a conflict of interest.


Councillors are not obliged to withdraw from the meeting where a dispensation to that effect has been obtained from the Standards Committee. 



Minutes pdf icon PDF 392 KB

To approve the minutes of the previous meeting held on 27 July 2020.


Public Participation

This meeting is being held remotely via Microsoft Teams. If you would like to ask a question about any of the items on the agenda, either via Teams or in writing, please contact:


You can watch the meeting live on YouTube:


The formation of the Gangs, Violence & Exploitation Unit pdf icon PDF 632 KB

This report provides an overview of the of H&F’s new Gangs, Violence and Exploitation Unit. It outlines progress resourcing the team, the developing operating model and the work it intends to undertake within the wider council and strategic partnerships to reduce the harm caused to young people who are at risk from gangs, violence and other forms of exploitation.


Update on the sKIDS Study - Covid-19 in Schools pdf icon PDF 214 KB

This item provides an overview of a national Covid-19 study from Public Health England that five of H&F’s primary schools are taking part in.


Supporting young people’s emotional wellbeing in H&F during lockdown and beyond pdf icon PDF 273 KB

This item gives an overview of the impact of lockdown on young people’s wellbeing and the support available.


Youth Council Engagement pdf icon PDF 132 KB

This paper summarises the engagement work with the Youth Council during the period of Covid-19, touching on the partnerships and future plans this will inform going forward.


Return to School Update

Officers will provide a verbal update on how the return to school is going.


Date of Next Meeting

The next meeting is scheduled for the 9th of November 2020.