Agenda and draft minutes

Establishment of Cabinet Sub Committee and Appointment to CSP, Cabinet Member Signing
Tuesday, 18th June, 2024 10.30 am

Venue: Alexandra House, 10 Station Road N22 7TR

Contact: Ayshe Simsek  2929, Email:

No. Item


Filming at Meetings Notice


The attendees noted the filming at meetings notice set out at agenda item 1.


Apologies for absence

To receive any apologies for absence.


There were no apologies for absence.


Declarations of interest

A member with a disclosable pecuniary interest or a prejudicial interest in a matter who attends a meeting of the authority at which the matter is considered:


(i) must disclose the interest at the start of the meeting or when the interest becomes apparent, and

(ii) may not participate in any discussion or vote on the matter and must withdraw from the meeting room.


A member who discloses at a meeting a disclosable pecuniary interest which is not registered in the Register of Members’ Interests or the subject of a pending notification must notify the Monitoring Officer of the interest within 28 days of the disclosure.


Disclosable pecuniary interests, personal interests and prejudicial interests are defined at Paragraphs 5-7 and Appendix A of the Members’ Code of Conduct








Establishment of the Corporate Parenting Committee and Appointment of Cabinet Members to Committees and Partnerships 2024/25 & Confirmation of their Terms of Reference. pdf icon PDF 199 KB

Additional documents:


The Leader of the Council considered a report which sought to re-establish the Corporate Parenting Advisory Committee, confirm its terms of reference, and appoint Members to serve on this advisory Cabinet sub-Committee.


The report  also sought to  confirm the terms of reference of the Community Safety Partnership and appoint members to this statutory partnership body.





1.    To re-establish the Corporate Parenting Advisory Committee, and that the terms of reference for this advisory Sub Committee, attached at Appendix A be noted.


2.    To note the Community Safety Partnership terms of reference attached at Appendix B;


3.    To appoint the following Members to serve on the Corporate Parenting Advisory Committee and Community Safety Partnership:


            Corporate Parenting Advisory Committee

            Chair – Cllr Brabazon Cabinet Member for Children, Schools, and Families

            Cllr Ali

            Cllr Collett

            Cllr Johnson

            Cllr Opoku

            Cllr Weston

            Cllr Isilar-Gosling


            Community Safety Partnership

            Cabinet Member for Communities(as Co-Chair)

            Cabinet Member for Children, Schools, & Families

            Cllr da Costa


Reasons for decision

Establishing a Corporate Parenting Advisory Committee ensures that there is an overview of the Councillors statutory role as a corporate parent, assisting the Council to deliver its duties to children in care and young people leaving care.


Appointments from Cabinet are required to the Community Safety Partnership to reflect statutory duties and enable high level, accountable, strategic, oversight of issues relating community safety.


Alternative options considered


The alternative option would be for the Corporate Parenting Advisory Committee to cease and this would mean that there is not a scheduled opportunity for members and officers to meet and discuss the wellbeing of children in care and to ensure that the Council is meeting its corporate parenting obligations. This Committee is different to the Children and Young People’s Scrutiny Panel as it concentrates on Looked After Children and care leavers and reports directly to the Cabinet.


The Community Safety Partnership is a statutory partnership body and therefore not appointing Cabinet Members to this body is not an option.