(1) Exercising all the functions of the Council as Education Authority in respect of children of and below school age within the terms of the relevant legislation, insofar as these are not limited by reservation to the Council itself. The Council’s Standing Orders make provision for the membership of the Children & Young People Committee to include three representatives of religious bodies appointed under section 124 of the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973 when discharging its functions as Education Authority.

(2) Exercising the functions as Social Work Authority in relation to children and young people within the terms of the relevant legislation, insofar as these are not limited by reservation to the Council itself or functions within the operational remit of the Clackmannanshire and Stirling Integration Joint Board.

(3) Overseeing all matters relating to:

  • Nursery, Primary and Secondary School provision and provision for children with Additional Support Needs;
  • Creche, Play and Out of School Care;
  • Educational Attainment;
  • Curriculum and In-service Training;
  • Psychology Service;
  • Gaelic Medium Education;
  • Community Learning and Development (CLD);
  • Children’s Services Planning;
  • Skills Development and Training;
  • School Catering;
  • Interaction with Stirling Youth Forum;
  • Youth Support;
  • Youth justice;
  • Community Justice (so far as relates to children and young people);
  • Criminal Justice (so far as relates to children and young people);
  • Social Work Service (children and young people);
  • Adoption and Fostering;
  • Looked After and Accommodated Children;
  • Care and Protection of Children;
  • Through Care/after Care;
  • Scrutiny of performance reports for Education, Children and Families and Criminal Justice

    The Committee is also responsible for the Projects listed below and such other projects that the Council has determined the Committee is responsible for since the Scheme was last reviewed:–
  • School Build Programme
  • Education Service fundamental redesign

    Where any new policies or changes to policies would have a significant impact on the Council’s strategic objectives, corporate policies or its resources, the Committee should not approve that policy/ change to policy but should instead refer it to Council for approval with or without recommendations.

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