Committee meetings and agendas
Education and Children's Services Select Committee
Purpose of committee
The Education and Children’s Services Select Committee covers any policy, provision and performance related to the education of children and young people in the borough and the education budget, children’s services including social care and the exercise of statutory responsibilities in relation to the scrutiny of children’s health matters (matters relating to general health strategies and services not specifically for children and young people shall be within the scope of the Housing, Health and Adult Social Care Select Committee).
The Committee also has lead responsibility for scrutinising the relevant Cabinet Members(s) on relevant issues.
Our Scrutiny Committees encourage public participation. All Scrutiny Committees are open to the public (except on very limited occasions when they are considering confidential information). Meetings normally start at 7pm at Hammersmith Town Hall. You are welcome to attend and contribute to the discussion, subject to general rules of debate and the Chairman's discretion.
You can take part in a number of ways. Members of the public can be appointed as co-opted members of a Scrutiny Committee subject to certain provisions. You may have local or special knowledge which would be of use to Scrutiny Committees in their deliberations on specific topics. You could be invited to participate for discussion of this one item. From time to time, Scrutiny Committees undertake these in-depth inquiries. These involve a great deal of data gathering. They are well publicised and if you have something to share, you are welcome to do so.
For a more detailed explanation of the Scrutiny function, please see Article 6 of the Council's constitution and the Overview and Scrutiny Procedure Rules.
- Councillor Donald Johnson (Chairman)
- Councillor Caroline Needham (Vice-Chair)
- Councillor Elaine Chumnery
- Councillor Charlie Dewhirst
- Councillor Belinda Donovan
- Councillor Harry Phibbs
- Councillor Mercy Umeh
- Eleanor Allen
- Michele Barrett
- Nadia Taylor
- Philippa O'Driscoll
Support officer: Laura Campbell. (Tel: 020 8753 2062)
Hammersmith Town Hall