Committee details

Children, Family and Education Committee

Purpose of committee

To carry out those statutory and non-statutory functions falling within its area of responsibility as set out below, working within the budget and policy framework previously approved by Council, except where such functions remain reserved to the Council or have been delegated to any other Committee within the Council’s Scheme of Delegation.


To recommend to Full Council new or changes in previously approved policies.


To make joint arrangements or delegate decision making to Strategic Directors. However, this does not prevent that Committee from choosing to exercise the function itself.   


Areas of responsibility include:


·         Adoption and Fostering

·         Adult Education

·         Careers Development

·         Children’s Centres

·         Day Nurseries

·         Early Years

·         Educational Psychology

·         Family Support Services

·         Learning Disabilities and Mental Health Services for Children

·         Looked After Children/Leaving Care

·         Play Service

·         Primary and Secondary Education

·         School Catering

·         Young Carers

·         Youth Offending

·         Youth Services


Contact information

Support officer: Sharon Major, Committee Services Officer. Tel.: 020 8770 4990, Email: