Agenda and decisions

Cabinet - Monday, 5th June, 2023 7.00 pm

Venue: Main Hall (1st Floor) - 3 Shortlands, Hammersmith, W6 8DA. View directions

Contact: Katia Neale 

Link: Watch the meeting on YouTube

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Minutes of the Cabinet Meeting held on 15 May 2023 pdf icon PDF 318 KB


Apologies for Absence


Declaration of 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.


Petition: Consideration of petition: "Letter of support for a feasibility study into the use of lightweight, electric autonomous shuttles to help people cross the river" pdf icon PDF 658 KB


Schools Capital Programme 2023 - 2028 pdf icon PDF 261 KB


1.    To approve a schools capital budget of £17.941m over the five years 2023-2028 for the programme of works as set out in Appendix A.


2.    To delegate the decision to commit expenditure within the schools’ capital programme to the Operational Director of Education and SEND, in consultation with the Strategic Director of Children’s Services, the Director of Finance and with the Cabinet Member for Children and Education.



Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) Strategy pdf icon PDF 296 KB

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That Cabinet approves the publication of the Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) Strategy attached at Appendix 1.



Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) Ordinarily Available Guidance, Profile of Need and Sufficiency Review pdf icon PDF 317 KB

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1.    The publication of the Ordinarily Available Guidance and Profile of Need attached at Appendix 1 and Appendix 2.


2.    The publication of the SEND Sufficiency Review attached at Appendix 3.



Care Experienced Status as a Protected Characteristic pdf icon PDF 230 KB

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Cabinet is asked to:


Agree to recognise ‘Care Experienced’ as a Protected Characteristic by the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham.


Forward Plan of Key Decisions pdf icon PDF 805 KB


Discussion of Exempt Elements (Only if Required)



Proposed resolution:


Under Section 100A (4) of the Local Government Act 1972, that the public and press be excluded from the meeting during the consideration of the following items of business, on the grounds that they contain the likely disclosure of exempt information, as defined in paragraph 3 of Schedule 12A of the said Act, and that the public interest in maintaining the exemption currently outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information.