Children, families & Schools Committee – TERMS OF REFERENCE


Explanatory Note

This Committee is responsible for education, children’s health and social care services, public health relating to children and young people, including services to young people up to the age of 19, and exercises the council’s functions as Local Education Authority. Many of these services are delivered or commissioned jointly with the Health Service and, to reflect this, the Health and Wellbeing Board has concurrent delegated powers with this Committee. The Children, Families & Schools Committee is also the Council’s Children and Young People’s Trust Board for the purposes of the Children Act 2004.


Delegated Functions


To exercise the functions of the Council:


1.         as a Local Education Authority under any enactment relating to education, youth services and the employment of children;


2.         in relation to educational charities;


3.         in partnership arrangements with other bodies connected with the delivery of education;


4.         in relation to social services for children and young people;


5.            in partnership arrangements with other bodies connected with the delivery of services for children, young people and families;


6.            regarding families in connection with the functions of the Committee set out above or where there are no other arrangements made under this scheme of delegation;


7.            under or in connection with the children and young people’s partnership arrangements made with health bodies pursuant to section 75 of the National Health Service Act 2006 and section 10 of the Children Act 2004 (“the section 75 Agreements”);


8.            in relation to children’s public health including but not limited to:

-       sexual health

-       physical activity, obesity, tobacco control programme

-       prevention and early detection

-       immunisation

-       mental health

-       NHS health check and workplace health programmes

-       dental health

-       social exclusion

-       seasonal mortality;


9.         in relation to those aspects of children’s public health which transfer to the council under the Health and Social Care Act 2012.