Children and Education Policy and Accountability Committee - Monday, 27th July, 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


Roll call and declarations of Interest

A roll call will be carried out to confirm attendance and members will have the opportunity to declare any interests.


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 352 KB

To approve the minutes of the previous meeting.


Public Participation

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


You can also watch the meeting live on YouTube:



Children's Services response to Covid-19 pdf icon PDF 229 KB

This paper provides an overview of how H&F’s Children’s Services department responded to the Covid-19 pandemic.


Also attached are briefing notes from individual services covering how they responded, what they’ve learned, and the challenges going forward:

·       Family Services

·       Education

·       SEND

·       Commissioning

·       Family Support

Additional documents:


Date of Next Meeting

The next meeting is scheduled to take place on the 9th of September 2020.