Council meetings

Meetings by committee

Children and Young People Select Committee


Information about Children and Young People Select Committee

This select committee is responsible for fulfilling all the overview and scrutiny functions in relation to the social care of children and young people aged 0 – 19. This includes:

  • the social services functions of the Council under all relevant legislation including but not limited to the Children Act 2004 and the Children and Families Act 2014
  • questioning other service providers to children and young people in Lewisham
  • in relation to the provision of services for those under 19, exercise the Council's powers under all relevant Education Acts
  • exercising the powers of the Council in relation to the provision of opportunities for education, training and learning outside the school environment including pre school services
  • making comments and recommendations to the Executive on the contents and the proposed contents of plans which make up the Council’s policy framework
  • considering children protection provision for vulnerable children; early years provision; special needs provision; schools and related services; youth services; youth offending; and challenging behaviour and transitional services for those leaving care.