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Children and young people scrutiny commission

Latest review

 Careers education, information, advice and guidance review.

Previous reviews

Previous reviews of the children and young people scrutiny commission.   

About the scrutiny commission

The children and young people scrutiny commission focuses on all services provided by Hackney Learning Trust, as well as children's social services and other issues relating to young people in the borough.

Children and young people scrutiny committees are expected to co-opt faith representatives and parent governor representatives, in addition to Councillors on the commission. To fully represent Hackney's demographics, we have also invited co-optees from the Free Church Group of Churches Together in England, and the Orthodox Jewish and Muslim communities, as well as Hackney School Governors Association and the Hackney Youth Parliament.

Commission details (including co-optees):

You can view the children and young people scrutiny commission's full work programme for the year on the agenda for each meeting of the commission.

One-off items

As well as the in-depth reviews, the commission received briefings on:

The commission receives regular updates on:

  • Children's Social Care Bi-Annual Report to Members (February 2013)
  • Annual Report on School Standards (January 2013)
  • Annual Update on Achievement of Students at Key Stage 2 and 4 (December 2012)

The commission also held a series of meetings to discuss The Learning Trust's transition back to the council, which was completed on the 1st August 2012. Details of all discussions are available on our Pinboard page.

Children's centre advisory visits

Councillors make advisory visits to children's centres in the borough. The visits are intended to strengthen the relationship between children's centres and commission members and broaden their knowledge of this vital service outside of a formal review process. 

Three advisory visits have been held so far, to Daubeney Children's Centre, Comberton Children's Centre and Lubavitch Children's Centre.  The reports of these visits are available below, as well as the responses from the Learning Trust to queries raised as a result of the visits. 

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Page updated: 11 Oct 2013 


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Contact details

Overview and Scrutiny
2nd Floor
Hackney Town Hall
Mare Street
E8 1EA
Opening Times
Mon to Fri: 9am - 5pm.
Email: scrutiny@hackney.gov.uk
Tel:020 8356 3000
Fax:020 8356 3752