People and Health Scrutiny Committee - Monday, 20th September, 2021 10.00 am

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Contact: Fiona King  01305 224186 - Email:


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To receive any apologies for absence.


Declarations of Interest

To disclose any pecuniary, other registrable or non-registrable interest as set out in the adopted Code of Conduct. In making their disclosure councillors are asked to state the agenda item, the nature of the interest and any action they propose to take as part of their declaration.


If required, further advice should be sought from the Monitoring Officer in advance of the meeting.


Public Participation

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


Public speaking has been suspended for virtual committee meetings during the Covid-19 crisis and public participation will be dealt with through written submissions only.


Members of the public who live, work or represent an organisation within the Dorset Council area, may submit up to two questions or a statement of up to a maximum of 450 words. All submissions must be sent electronically to  by the deadline set out below. When submitting a question please indicate who the question is for and include your name, address and contact details. Questions and statements received in line with the council’s rules for public participation will be published as a supplement to the agenda.


Questions will be read out by an officer of the council and a response given by the appropriate Portfolio Holder or officer at the meeting. All questions, statements and responses will be published in full within the minutes of the meeting.


The deadline for submission of the full text of questions or statements is 8.30 on Wednesday 15 September 2021.


Please refer to the guide to public participation at committee meetings for more information about speaking at meetings.




Questions from Members

To receive any questions from members in accordance with procedure rule 13.  The deadline for the receipt of questions is 8.30am on Wednesday 15 September 2021.


Dorset Council support for post Covid VCS Recovery pdf icon PDF 698 KB

To receive a report from the Executive Director for Corporate Development.


Safeguarding (Children) Annual Report pdf icon PDF 341 KB

To consider the Annual Report for Safeguarding (Children) which was considered by Cabinet at their meeting on 7 September 2021.

Additional documents:


Dorset Children Thrive pdf icon PDF 402 KB

To consider a report from the Executive Director for People, Children.

Additional documents:


Performance Scrutiny

A review of the relevant Dorset Council performance dashboard to inform the Scrutiny Committee’s Forward Plan and identify items for deep dives.


Committee and Cabinet Forward Plans pdf icon PDF 285 KB

To consider the Committee’s Forward Plan and the Cabinet’s Forward Plan.


Additional documents:


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.


Exempt Business

To move the exclusion of the press and public for the following item in view of the likely disclosure of exempt information within the meaning of paragraph 3 of schedule 12A to the Local Government Act 1972 (as amended).


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