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Apologies for absence and clarification of alternate members


Declarations of interests

Notes for Members - Declarations of Interest:


If a Member is aware they have a Disclosable Pecuniary Interest* in an item of business, they must declare its existence and nature at the start of the meeting or when it becomes apparent and must leave the room without participating in discussion of the item.


If a Member is aware they have a Personal Interest** in an item of business, they must declare its existence and nature at the start of the meeting or when it becomes apparent.


If the Personal Interest is also significant enough to affect your judgement of a public interest and either it affects a financial position or relates to a regulatory matter then after disclosing the interest to the meeting the Member must leave the room without participating in discussion of the item, except that they may first make representations, answer questions or give evidence relating to the matter, provided that the public are allowed to attend the meeting for those purposes.


*Disclosable Pecuniary Interests:

(a)       Employment, etc. - Any employment, office, trade, profession or vocation carried on for profit gain.

(b)       Sponsorship - Any payment or other financial benefit in respect of expenses in carrying out duties as a member, or of election; including from a trade union.

(c)       Contracts - Any current contract for goods, services or works, between the Councillors or their partner (or a body in which one has a beneficial interest) and the council.

(d)       Land - Any beneficial interest in land which is within the council’s area.

(e)       Licences - Any licence to occupy land in the council’s area for a month or longer.

(f)        Corporate tenancies - Any tenancy between the council and a body in which the Councillor or their partner have a beneficial interest.

(g)       Securities - Any beneficial interest in securities of a body which has a place of business or land in the council’s area, if the total nominal value of the securities exceeds £25,000 or one hundredth of the total issued share capital of that body or of any one class of its issued share capital.


**Personal Interests:

The business relates to or affects:

(a) Anybody of which you are a member or in a position of general control or management, and:

           To which you are appointed by the council;

           which exercises functions of a public nature;

           which is directed is to charitable purposes;

           whose principal purposes include the influence of public opinion or policy (including a political party of trade union).

(b) The interests a of a person from whom you have received gifts or hospitality of at least £50 as a member in the municipal year;


A decision in relation to that business might reasonably be regarded as affecting the well-being or financial position of:

           You yourself;

           a member of your family or your friend or any person with whom you have a close association or any person or body who is the subject of  ...  view the full agenda text for item 2.


Deputations (if any)

To hear any deputations received from members of the public in accordance with Standing Order 67.


Minutes of the previous meeting pdf icon PDF 73 KB

To approve, as a correct record, the minutes of the previous meetings held on:


(a)      Thursday 27 February 2020; and


(b)      Monday 9 March 2020

Additional documents:


Matters arising (if any)

To consider any matters arising from the minutes of the previous meeting.


Recruitment & Retention Payments for Children & Young People's Social Workers pdf icon PDF 152 KB

This report provides the Committee with an update on the impact of the decision in October 2018, to introduce recruitment and retention initiatives to key social work roles within the Children and Young People’s (CYP) department.  The report also provides information about the overall approach to social work staff retention at all levels within the department and updated benchmarking information regarding specific hard to recruit social work roles.


Appointments to Sub-Committees

To consider any appointments needing to be made in relation to the Sub Committees appointed b the General Purposes Committee.


Any other urgent business

Notice of items to be raised under this heading must be given in writing to the Head of Executive and Member Services or his representative before the meeting in accordance with Standing Order 60.


Exclusion of Press and Public

There are currently no items listed on the agenda that will require the exclusion of the press and public.