Dorset Council - People Scrutiny Committee
Tuesday, 8th October, 2019 10.00 am

Venue: Committee Room A/B, South Walks House, South Walks Road, Dorchester, DT1 1EE

Contact: Lindsey Watson  01305 252209 - Email:

No. Item



To receive any apologies for absence.



Minutes pdf icon PDF 117 KB

To confirm the minutes of the meeting held on 10 September 2019.


Declarations of Interest

To receive any declarations of interest.


Public Participation

To receive questions or statements on the business of the committee from town and parish councils and members of the public.


Urgent items

To consider any items of business which the Chairman has had prior notification and considers to be urgent pursuant to section 100B (4) b) of the Local Government Act 1972. The reason for the urgency shall be recorded in the minutes.


Dorset Safeguarding Adults Board Annual Report 2018/19 pdf icon PDF 79 KB

To receive the Dorset Safeguarding Adults Board Annual Report 2018/19, to be presented by the Independent Chair of the Board.

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Report of the Monitoring Officer on an investigation by the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman pdf icon PDF 152 KB

To consider a report of the Monitoring Officer following the publication of findings by the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman in relation to the Special Education Needs Service and failings by the former Dorset County Council.


Note: this report is to be considered by the Cabinet on 1 October 2019 and the minutes of that meeting will circulated to the People Scrutiny Committee when available.

Additional documents:


People Scrutiny Committee Forward Plan pdf icon PDF 57 KB

To review the People Scrutiny Committee Forward Plan.


To review the Cabinet Forward Plan.

Additional documents:


Exempt Business

To move the exclusion of the press and the public for the following item in view of the likely disclosure of exempt information within the meaning of paragraph x of schedule 12 A to the Local Government Act 1972 (as amended).


The public and the press will be asked to leave the meeting whilst the item of business is considered.


There is no exempt business.