Children's Services Overview and Scrutiny - meetings and agendas

Children's Services Overview and Scrutiny

These meetings are taking place virtually. You can watch the meetings online, either live or after the meeting has happened.

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Overview and Scrutiny is the process whereby Executive decision-makers are held to account by non-Executive Councillors. The Committee has an important role to play in ensuring the safeguarding of vulnerable children and young people, the role as corporate parent, the assessment of education provision in the region, including early years and the support offered to children and families of children with disabilities and special educational needs.

Chair / Vice-Chair

  • Chair: Councillor David Shelvey
  • Vice-Chair: Councillor Mark Liddiard


  • Councillor David Bowater (Conservative)
  • Councillor Mark Foster (Conservative)
  • Councillor Mark Liddiard (Conservative)
  • Councillor Antonia Ryan (Labour)
  • Councillor Brian Saunders
  • Councillor David Shelvey (Conservative)
  • Councillor Mark Smith (Independent)
  • Councillor Johnson Tamara (Conservative)
  • Councillor Mark Versallion (Conservative)
  • Councillor Ewan Wallace (Conservative)


  • Councillor John Chatterley (Conservative)
  • Councillor Yvonne Farrell (Liberal Democrats)*
  • Councillor Frank Firth (Conservative)
  • Councillor Charles Gomm (Conservative)
  • Councillor Rebecca Hares (Independent)

* Named substitute for Councillor Ryan

Co-opted Members

  • Kate Minor (parent governor representative)
  • Vicky Hopkinson (parent governor representative)
  • Jessica Andrews (parent governor representative)
  • David Morton (Church of England Diocesan representative)
  • Debbie Main (Catholic Church Diocesan representative)