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Children and Families Overview and Scrutiny Committee

This page lists the meetings for Children and Families Overview and Scrutiny Committee.


Information about Children and Families Overview and Scrutiny Committee

The Committee scrutinises the executive functions of the County Council in respect of Children and Families Services.


It also monitors the performance and activities of the Leicestershire Children and Young People’s Partnership Board, the Local Safeguarding Children Board, the Children’s Social Care Panel and any other partnerships as appropriate that are associated with the executive functions outlined above.

All meetings of the Committee are broadcast live online, an archive of which can be found here:


Co-opted Members of the Committee


In line with Schedule 1 of the Local Government Act 2000 as amended by the Localism Act 2011 and the Local Authorities (Committee System) (England) Regulations 2012, the County Council’s Constitution states that the Children and Families Overview and Scrutiny Committee should include a representative from the Church of England diocese and two parent governor representatives. There are no local authority maintained Roman Catholic Church schools within Leicestershire, so therefore the Children and Families Overview and Scrutiny Committee is not required to include a co-opted member representing Roman Catholic Church Schools.


The County Council’s Constitution confirms that education representatives can participate in and vote on issues related to education functions, subject to the provisions of any relevant statutory regulations. If the overview and scrutiny committee deals with other matters, the education representatives are not permitted to vote on those other matters, though they may stay in the meeting and speak.


The appointment of all education representatives is made by the full County Council at the Annual Meeting following a County Council election. The Term of Office for education representatives is four years, aligned to the life of the Council.