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Scrutiny Committee - 27 November 2013

A Meeting of the Scrutiny Committee will be held in the Committee Room, Fourth Floor, Council Building, 2 High Street, Perth on Wednesday 27 November 2013 at 2.00pm.

Members:

Councillor A Stewart (Convener), B Vaughan (Vice-Convener), M Barnacle, D Cuthbert, D Doogan, A Munro and A Younger

Agenda:

1.    Welcome and Apologies/Substitutes

2.    Declarations of Interest

3.    Minute of Meeting of Scrutiny Committee of 18 September 2013 for approval and signature

4.    Six Monthly Business Management and Improvement Plan Performance Exception Reports

        (i)  icon Chief Executive Service [486Kb] - Report by Chief Executive (copy herewith 13/545) (Pages 5-20)

        Note:  The above report will also be submitted to the meeting of the Strategic Policy and Resources Committee on 27 November 2013.

        (ii)  icon Education and Children's Service [2Mb]  - Report by Executive Director (Education and Children's Services)(copy herewith 13/519) (Pages 21-42)

        Note: The above report was submitted to the meeting of the Lifelong Learning Committee on 6 November 2013.

        (iii)  icon Environment Service [489Kb] - Report by Executive Director (Environment) (copy herewith 13/539) (Pages 43-62)

        Note: The above report will also be submitted to the meetings of the Environment Committee and the Enterprise and Infrastructure Committee on 20 November 2013 and the Community Safety Committee on 4 December 2013.

        (iv) icon Housing and Community Care [493Kb] - Report by Executive Director (Housing and Community Care) (copy herewith 13/512) (Pages 63-78)

        Note: The above report was submitted to the Housing and Health Committee on 6 November 2013 and will be submitted to the Community Safety Committee on 4 December 2013.

5.     icon Child Protection Committee Standards and Quality Report 2012/13 [3Mb] - Joint Report by the Chief Executive and the Executive Director (Education and Children's Services) (copy herewith 13/481) (Pages 79-142)

          Note:  The above report was approved by the Council at its meeting on 2 October 2013.

6.     icon Report on Social Care and Social Work Improvement Scotland Inspections (SCSWIS) [2Mb] - Report by Executive Director (Housing and Community Care) (copy herewith 13/511) (Pages 143-166)

          Note:  The above report was submitted to the meeting of the Housing and Health Committee on 6 November 2013.

7.     icon Scottish Public Services Ombudsman Reports [353Kb] - Report by Head of Legal Services (copy herewith 13/554) (Pages 167-176)

8.     icon Review and Update of Housing and Community Care Social Work Complaints Procedure [2Mb] - Report by Executive Director (Housing and Community Care) (copy herewith 13/517) (Pages 177-212)

          Note:  The above report was submitted to the meeting of the Housing and Health Committee on 6 November 2013.

9.     icon Corporate Risk Management Strategy 2013/14 and Annual Risk Report 2012/13 [2Mb] - Report by Barbara Renton, Depute Director (The Environment Service) (copy herewith 13/555) (Pages 213-266)

          Note:  The above report will also be submitted to the meeting of the Strategic Policy and Resources Committee on 27 November 2013.

10.    icon Final Report of the Fourth Scrutiny Review of Member Officer Groups [585Kb] - Report by Convener (copy herewith 13/556) (Pages 267-294)

IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT THE PUBLIC AND PRESS SHOULD BE EXCLUDED DURING CONSIDERATION OF THE FOLLOWING ITEM IN ORDER TO AVOID THE DISCLOSURE OF INFORMATION WHICH IS EXEMPT IN TERMS OF SCHEDULE 7A TO THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT (SCOTLAND) ACT 1973

P1. Minute of meeting of Social Work Complaints Review Committee of 4 October 2013 for approval (copy issued under separate cover)