People Committee
Thursday, 6th December, 2018 7.00 pm

Venue: Civic Offices - St Nicholas Way, Sutton, SM1 1EA. View directions

Contact: Cathy Hayward, Committee Services Officer  Tel.: 020 8770 4990, Email:

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Welcome and Introductions


Apologies for absence and notification of substitutes


Declarations of interests


Minutes of previous meeting pdf icon PDF 81 KB


Sutton Fairness Commission Year 1 Final Report pdf icon PDF 101 KB

In 2017 London Borough of Sutton (LBS) paused its Equality Diversity Forum to support a partnership based Fairness Commission. The Fairness Commission chose to focus on the life chances of children in the borough.This covering report gives further context, introduces the findings and final report (Appendix A) from the Commission.


Additional documents:


Peoples Performance Report pdf icon PDF 102 KB

This report outlines the indicators for Children’s, Adults’ and Education Services performance reporting in 2018/19. Performance is measured against the indicators and targets agreed at June’s committee meeting and can be found on Pentana.



Local Account pdf icon PDF 92 KB

This report presents the Local Account for 2017/18, as Appendix A, for approval by the Committee. The Local Account outlines the key achievements and a summary of Adult Social Services delivered. It explains how adult social services has used its resources to support vulnerable people in the borough and addressing key priorities.


Additional documents:


Ofsted Focus Visit Protection of Vulnerable Adolescents - Progress Update pdf icon PDF 92 KB

This report provides a progress update following Ofsted’s focus visit on the Protection of Vulnerable Adolescents that took place in Sutton on 26 and 27 June 2018. See Appendix A for full report.


Additional documents:


Assisted Transport Procurement pdf icon PDF 142 KB

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This report sets out proposals for the future commissioning of assisted transport to support mainly children and young people with disabilities and additional needs with home to school transport from September 2019 onwards.


Consultation on the Proposed Changes to the Registration of Spencer Nursery School pdf icon PDF 123 KB

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This report explains the rationale, background information and evaluation of the consultation that was undertaken with stakeholders between 1 October to 2 November 2018, relating to the proposal to make changes to the registration of Spencer Nursery.

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National Funding Formula pdf icon PDF 66 KB

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The Government is introducing a National Funding Formula for all schools in the country. Local Authorities have discretion, in consultation with Schools Forum, to set local formula factors up until 2021/22 whereafter the ‘hard’ national funding formula will remove the role of the Local Authority and Schools Forum. This report covers the approach the Local Authority is taking in the second year of transition.



Update on the SEND Written Statement of Action pdf icon PDF 154 KB

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The Written Statement of Action (WSOA) identifies a total of 27 actions which will lead to improvement of the Local Area to identify and meet needs and improve outcomes for the children and young people with Special Educational Needs and / or Disabilities (SEND) in Sutton.


As requested by members in the June 2018 People Committee meeting, this report sets out the progress made on this to date.



Any urgent items brought forward at the direction of the chair

Urgent items at the discretion  of the Chair - To consider any items which, in the view of the Chair, should be dealt with as a matter of urgency because of special circumstances in accordance with S100B(4) of the Local Government Act 1972.



Date of next meeting

The next meeting will be held on 14 March 2019.

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