Agenda and minutes

Venue: Dean of Guild Court Room - City Chambers


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Order of Business

Including any notices of motion and any other items of business submitted as urgent for consideration at the meeting.

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Declaration of Interests

Members should declare any financial and non-financial interests they have in the items of business for consideration, identifying the relevant agenda item and the nature of their interest.

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Minute of 20.09.22 pdf icon PDF 156 KB

Minute of Education, Children and Families of 20 September 2022– submitted for approval as a correct record


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The approve the minute of the XXXX Committee of XXXX as a correct record.


Work Programme pdf icon PDF 118 KB

Work Programme

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Rolling Actions Log pdf icon PDF 393 KB

Rolling Actions Log

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Business Bulletin pdf icon PDF 1 MB

Business Bulletin

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Attainment in the Broad General Education in Edinburgh Primary and Secondary Schools, 2021-22 pdf icon PDF 336 KB

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Promoting Equality pdf icon PDF 851 KB

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Getting it Right for Every Child - Inclusion in City of Edinburgh Schools pdf icon PDF 156 KB

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Quality, Improvement and Scrutiny Update pdf icon PDF 501 KB

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Edinburgh Child Protection Committee - Annual Report 2021-22 pdf icon PDF 778 KB

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Chief Social Work Officer Annual Report 2020-21 pdf icon PDF 933 KB

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Headteacher Recruitment Process for all Schools pdf icon PDF 145 KB

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Establishment of the City of Edinburgh Council Corporate Parenting Board pdf icon PDF 107 KB

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Revenue Monitoring 2022-23 - month five position pdf icon PDF 105 KB

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Finance for Equity - Update pdf icon PDF 154 KB

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Renaming the Education and Children's Services Directorate pdf icon PDF 95 KB

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Appointments to the Gaelic Implementation Steering Group 2022/23 pdf icon PDF 109 KB

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Edinburgh Secure Services - update report pdf icon PDF 137 KB

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Motion by Councillor Davidson - Internet Safety

Motion by Councillor Davidson – Internet Safety

“Committee notes that:

·       That when it was brought to the attention of council officers that children and young people were able to access inappropriate material on council devices, access to Youtube was temporarily suspended on safeguarding grounds 

·       The Scottish Government Internet Safety Action Plan expects education in school to encourage innovation, build confidence and teach responsibility in the use of technologies and staying safe online.

·       The Health and Wellbeing Curriculum includes provision for digital safety and risk management education for children and young people. 

·       Comments by the delegation from James Gillespie’s High School “Pupil Voice” to October full council that many of them had never been given lessons in digital safety and risk management. 

Committee therefore requests a report to Education, Children & Families within 2 cycles containing the following:

·       The current guidance given to schools/headteachers on expectations regarding education on digital safety and risk management. 

·       What initiatives are being carried out in relation to promoting internet safety education in schools and any examples of good practice or innovative ideas that could be spread more widely. 

·        The outcome of further consultation with the various youth representative bodies in the city in order to ensure that children and young people’s voices are being considered in this process and their needs identified.

·       A timeline for rolling out further support and education during the rest of the current academic year and how this will be integrated into standard practice from 2023/24 academic year onwards.”

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Resolution to Consider in Private

The Committee is requested under Section 50(A)(4) of the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973, to exclude the public from the meeting for the following item of business on the grounds that it would involve the disclosure of exempt information as defined in Paragraphs 1, 12 and 15 of Part 1 of Schedule 7A of the Act.

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Response to Whistleblowing Investigation Report - Edinburgh Secure Services - referral from the Governance, Risk and Best Value Committee

Respone to Whistleblowing Investigation – Edinburgh Secure Services – referral from the Governance, Risk and Best Value Committee


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Edinburgh Secure Services - Update Report

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