Decision details

Executive response to the Review of Court Judgements relating to Children and Families

Decision Maker: Cabinet member children and families

Decision status: For Determination

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To approve the executive response to the recommendations from scrutiny review of Court judgements relating to children and families.  The review assessed the response of the council to address concerns raised in the court judgements and the recent Ofsted inspections. The Children and Young Peoples Scrutiny Committee made seven recommendations to the head of paid service and three recommendations to the executive.  It is proposed that all of the recommendations are accepted in full and responded to as set out in appendix 1; a further recommendation does not relate to an executive function. The content of training for scrutiny members is an operational matter for the statutory scrutiny officer. 



(a)       the response to the children and young people’s scrutiny committee’s recommendations to the executive regarding the scrutiny review of court judgements relating to children and families in Herefordshire, as attached at appendix 1 are approved.


Alternative options considered:

1.         None proposed; it is a statutory requirement to provide a response to recommendations made by the children and young people’s scrutiny committee.  It is open to the executive to accept, partially accept or reject a recommendation from scrutiny committee; should a recommendation not be accepted an explanation should be provided.


Wards Affected: (All Wards);

Contact: Liz Elgar, Assistant Director Safeguarding and Family Support Email:

Publication date: 10/09/2019

Date of decision: 10/09/2019

Effective from: 17/09/2019

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