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Scrutiny Review – Cost of Living and Children’s Food Security

Meeting: 15/12/2022 - Cabinet (Item 41)

41 Scrutiny Review – No Child Goes Hungry Task & Finish Group pdf icon PDF 136 KB

To consider a report from the Chair of the No Child Goes Hungry Task and Finish Group (copy enclosed)


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The Chair of the No Child Goes Hungry Task and Finish Group presented a report which set out the findings and recommendations of a Scrutiny Task and Finish Group which was established in September 2022 to explore options for extending access to adequate nutritious food, to ensure that no child goes hungry at any point, building on the work of the Council’s Cost of Living Crisis fund and work undertaken during the pandemic.


The report was debated by Council on 3 November 2022. Members supported the recommendations in the report and referred the report to Cabinet to consider the outcomes and allocate funding as part of the Quarter 2 budget monitoring report. 


The Chair of the Scrutiny Task and Finish Group then took members through the key findings and the recommendations from the task and finish group for Cabinet to consider.


The Chair said Scrutiny members hoped this would help to establish a bridge for the two new unitary councils to take forward as a standard and legacy from Cumbria County Council.


The response to the recommendations was contained in the next agenda item.  Minute No 41 (b) refers.