I found this interesting blast from the past.
According to page 6, Children and Young People’ Scrutiny Panel (Chair Ann Russell, Vice Chair Colin Barron) under the ‘Staying Safe’ theme.
“The Panel has looked at a wide range of issues including addressing sexual exploitation and the effectiveness of safeguarding arrangements. The recommendations from the scrutiny review on the impact of domestic violence on children and young people have been implemented, leading to service improvements”.
Even in 2006 the Labour party were deluding themselves that all was well. Clearly the scrutiny panels were failing to carry out proper scrutiny of the committees they were supposed to be scrutinising and all should be named and shamed.
The make up of the Scrutiny Panel on page 27 is interesting and shows that the vice chair was Cllr Burton who still constantly claims she knows nothing of CSE even though the Scrutiny Panel were looking at ‘measures to address sexual exploitation of children and young people which is covered on page 18 (work programme 2007/08).
Several members of the panel have since been discredited including Cllr Ali and Cllr Dodson and of course don’t forget Cllr Barron who’s brother, that upright and dedicated MP Kevin, also claims to know nothing about CSE.
Oh and please read the introduction from the Chairman of the Performance and Scrutiny Overview Committee on page 3. I’ll let readers discover for themselves who that was!