To receive updates from the Chair of each of the following:-
Cumbria Police and Crime Panel Mr W McEwan
Scrutiny Panel - Children and Young People Mrs V Tarbitt
Cumbria Health Scrutiny Committee Ms C Driver
Scrutiny Panel - Adults Mr M Wilson
Cumbria LEP Scrutiny Mr W Wearing
Scrutiny Panel - Communities and Place Mr S Collins
The Board received an update on the work of the Scrutiny Advisory Boards, Panels and Committees from each of the Chairs.
(1) Cumbria Police and Crime Panel
The Board received a written update on the work of the Cumbria Police and Crime Panel. The Panel had received the Annual Report from the Joint Audit Committee providing assurance on the arrangements for governance of the Police and Crime Commissioner. Members were informed that a representative from the Panel was attending the National Police and Crime Panel Conference in November. The next meeting of the Panel would be held in January 2020 and focussing on the Council Tax precept for the year ahead.
(2) Scrutiny Advisory Board – Children and Young People
The Chair updated members on the work on the Scrutiny Advisory Board – Children and Young People. A number of issues had been considered at their meeting in September. The next meeting would focus on Child Exploitation, an update on SEND, the Youth Justice Strategy and Youth Parliament. A member of the Youth Parliament had been invited to attend. Members noted that members of the Board had joined the Joint Health and Care Advisory Group’s meeting in October to scrutinise the draft Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) action plan. The Chair was now a member of the SEND Improvement Board.
The Chair requested that a review of the implementation of the recommendations from the Autism Task and Finish Group be undertaken.
(3) Cumbria Health Scrutiny Committee
A report on the work of the Cumbria Health Scrutiny Committee was presented to members. A number of topics had been discussed at the Committee meeting in October. The next meeting would consider primary care networks, system plans, winter preparedness plans, recruitment and retention, vascular services in North Cumbria and digital records.
(4) Scrutiny Advisory Board – Adults
Members received a written report from the Chair of the Scrutiny Advisory Board – Adults. The Board had met in October and considered a number of issues. The report outlined agenda items for the January meeting of the Board.
(5) Cumbria LEP Scrutiny
The Chair advised members of the work of the LEP Scrutiny Board. The Board had met in September and considered the Cumbria LEP Delivery Plan, identification of new Cumbria LEP projects, development of the Local Industrial Strategy Work Plan for People, Employment and Skills and finally received an update on the LEP’s mid-year review. Members were informed that the next meeting would take place in March to consider progress on the Local Industrial Strategy Implementation Plan.
(6) Scrutiny Advisory Board – Communities and Place
The Chair of the Scrutiny Advisory Board – Communities and Place verbally updated members on the meeting of the Board that took place on 25 November. A number of topics had been discussed.
The Board was requesting a Task and Finish Group on the council’s effectiveness of approach to securing planning section agreements. The scope for this would be discussed at their Board meeting in March, after which it would be submitted to the Chair and Vice Chair of the Management Board for sign off.
(1) the reports be noted;
(2) the scope for a Task and Finish Group on the council’s effectiveness of approach to securing planning section agreements be discussed at the Communities and Place Board in March, and then agreed by the Chair and Vice Chair of behalf of SMB;
(3) a review of the implementation of the Autism Task and Finish Group’s recommendations take place.