Please note that there are two Lead
Member portfolios covering Children’s Services each with
their separate responsibilities:
Children and Families;
Education and Inclusion,
Special Educational Needs and Disability.
Normally, meetings for both Lead Members are
scheduled well in advance to take place on the same day
successively. However, confusion can arise when one of these
meetings is cancelled (due to lack of business) whilst the other
Lead cabinet members
are authorised by Cabinet to make certain decisions within their
areas of special responsibility. They make these decisions at
Individual Decision Making meetings attended by council officers.
Other councillors may also attend.
terms of reference for this meeting can be found in the
The Lead Member for Children and Families has
Strategy and Policy for all Children’s
Services (social care) matters, and principal service area
Child protection and family support
Fostering and adoption for children
Residential care for children
Other aspects of social care for children
And all ancillary activities