For enquiries on this agenda, please contact:

Jean Cousens, Senior Democratic Services Officer

Tel: 0208 547 5023/email


Published on Wednesday 30 January 2019




Children's and Adults'

Care and Education Committee



Date:           Thursday 7 February 2019


Time:          7:30 pm


Place:         Council Chamber - Guildhall, Kingston upon Thames



Members of the Committee


Councillor Margaret Thompson (Chair)

Councillor Diane White (Vice Chair)


Councillor Stephanie Archer, Councillor Mark Durrant, Councillor Sam Foulder-Hughes, Councillor Ed Fram, Councillor Maria Netley, Councillor Munir Ravalia,

Councillor Anita Schaper, Councillor Chris Stuart, and Councillor Annette Wookey,


Advisory members: Jane Marwood (representing Southwark CE Diocese) and

GP Advisory members, Dr Naz Jivani and Dr Pete Smith.








Everyone is welcome to attend the meeting


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Public Question Time





A period of up to 30 minutes for public questions on matters relevant to the Committee’s remit which are not related to items featuring on the agenda.  Advance notice of question is preferred but not essential.





Apologies for Absence and Attendance of Substitute Members







Declarations of interest





Members are invited to declare any pecuniary interests and any non-pecuniary interests (personal interests) relevant to items on the agenda.


















To confirm as a correct record the Minutes of the meeting held on 22 November 2018.





SEND Transformation Plan

Appendix A




To report the findings of the consultation process on the draft SEND Transformation Plan, so that the results can inform the budget setting process for 2019/20.






Schools Budget Estimates and Schools Funding Formula

Appendix B




To recommend the Schools Budget for 2019/20.






Medium Term Financial Plan 2019-20 to 2022-23 and Detailed Budget and Council Tax 2019-20

Appendix C




To set out the proposed budget for 2019/20 to 2022/23 and the detailed information required to enable this Committee to make recommendations to inform the Finance and Contracts Committee’s recommendations to Budget Council on 26 February 2019.






Amy Woodgate House - Provision of Residential and Day Services for People with Dementia

Appendix D




To tender for a contract to manage Amy Woodgate House (residential care home for the elderly people with dementia) from October 2019 and to approve arrangements for the Council (RBK) to manage the service in the interim.






Urgent Items authorised by the Chair









Exclusion of the Press and Public





The following resolution is included as a standard item which will only be relevant if any exempt matter is to be considered at the meeting for which the Committee wish to resolve to exclude the press and public:


To exclude the public from the meeting under Section 100(A)(4) of the Local Government Act 1972 on the grounds that it is likely that exempt information, as defined in paragraph x of Part I of Schedule 12A to the Act, would be disclosed and the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information.


In the event of exclusion being agreed, members of the public and press are to withdraw to the Reception on the ground floor of the Guildhall to await re-admission to the Chamber.






Trailer Section























Welcome to this meeting


The following information explains the way some things are done at the meeting and some of the procedures.


Information about the Children's and Adults' Care and Education Committee


The Committee is made up of your local elected Councillors and is responsible for making decisions about local services, which can be tailored to the local area.




·                All meetings have access for people who may have mobility difficulties. If there are stairs, a lift or stairlift is available. Disabled parking spaces are available on site.

·                Toilet facilities will be easily accessible from the meeting room.

·                For people who are deaf or have hearing impairments, there is an induction loop (depending on the building, this may only be available in the first 2 or 3 rows).

·                A large print copy of the agenda can be requested in advance.


Emergency evacuation arrangements - If the fire alarm sounds, please leave the building by the nearest exit. If you require assistance please remain seated and an Officer will assist you from the building.


Webcasting of the meeting - This meeting will be webcast live on and a recording will also be available to watch back a few hours afterwards.  Recordings are accessible for a period of 12 months.  Members of the public sitting in the public seating area will not generally be in direct camera shot but we cannot always guarantee this, so please note that, by attending the meeting, you are consenting to being filmed and to the possible use of those images and sound recordings for webcasting and/or training purposes.


Filming - Residents and journalists/media wishing to film meetings are permitted to do so but are asked to give advance notice of this and respect any concerns expressed by people on being filmed.


Information for members of the public - Details on access to the meeting, asking questions, speaking on items, call in and other information are just after the list of items.


There is a Question Time of up to 30 minutes from 7.30pm – 8pm. 


Running order - Items may be taken in a different order depending on the interests of the members of the public present at the meeting.  Please fill out a green form, available at the start of the meeting, if you would like to request that a particular item is heard earlier.


Contact for further information - about Council Committees and meetings please contact: Jean Cousens, Senior Democratic Services Officer, Tel: 0208 547 5023/email


More meeting information


Public participation during the meeting - During the course of the meeting, the Chair, at his/her discretion, may allow contributions, on items listed on the agenda.  To attract the Chair’s attention please raise your hand.


Do you want to ask a question or are you here for a particular item? - There are some green slips on the chairs and there are more copies.  These can be used to ask a question or to ask for an item to be taken earlier in the meeting.  Please fill in the relevant part and hand this in to the Committee Secretary at the top table.


Question time - Questions may be submitted in writing before the meeting or handed in at the start of the meeting on the green forms provided.  For enquiries please contact:

Jean Cousens, Senior Democratic Services Officer, tel: 0208 547 5023



Where a full reply cannot be given at the meeting, a written reply will be sent to the questioner, members of the Committee and the local press.  The Chair may disallow any question which, in his/her opinion, is scurrilous, capricious, irrelevant or otherwise objectionable.


Speaking at meetings - Speaking at a meeting can be a daunting prospect and every effort is made to make this as easy as possible.   Speech friendly arrangements will take account of people who may have a speech impairment, e.g. they may have a stammer.  If you have any individual requirements or feel that standing or addressing the meeting may present a difficulty, please let us know beforehand.  Arrangements will be made to help you as far as reasonably possible.


Phrases used at meetings - Like all organisations, the Council has its own ‘jargon’.  On the agenda and during debates you will see/hear the following phrases:


·                Interests - Councillors must say if they have an interest in any of the items on the agenda.  Interests may be personal or pecuniary.  Depending on the interests declared, it might be necessary for the Councillor to leave the meeting.  The detail on interests is in Part 5A of the Constitution - Members’ Code of Conduct.


·                Call In - Most of the decisions made at the Committee, except on decisions on planning applications/ planning enforcement/tree preservation orders and any licensing applications, can be called in for review by a minimum of 100 people who live, work or study in the Borough or 9 Councillors.  A Decision Notice will be published on the Council’s website soon after the meeting with details of the decisions and the   call in period expires 10 working days after the meeting. Decisions are not, therefore, acted upon until it is clear that they are not going to be called in.

The call in means the decision will be reviewed by a meeting of the Council’s Scrutiny Panel. The Panel at this meeting cannot change the original decision. It may decide that no further action is necessary, in which case the decision will be implemented or will refer the issue back to the decision making Committee (or, exceptionally, to a meeting of the Full Council) with its views and a request that the decision is reconsidered taking account of these views.


Minutes - The minutes briefly summarise the item and record the decision. They do not record who said what during the debate.