Agenda and draft minutes

Health Scrutiny Panel - Friday 12th March 2021 1.30 pm

Venue: Virtual Meeting Microsoft Teams

Contact: Dean Gillon  Email:


No. Item


Declarations of disclosable pecuniary interests and personal or personal and prejudicial interests and declarations of whipping arrangements (if any).


Cllr Wilson declared a personal interest as a member of RDaSH.


No whip was declared.



Public speaking request (if any).



There were no requests received



Children and Young People's Emotional Health and Wellbeing - Discussion with Key Stakeholders.



The Chairman welcomed Alex Seale, and Helena Dent, North Lincolnshire CCG, Darren Chaplin and Ruth Illman, North Lincolnshire Council, and Christina Harrison, Barbara Murray and Julie Lodge, Rotherham, Doncaster and South Humber NHS NHS Foundation Trust (RDaSH), to the meeting. 


The Chairman explained that the representatives from the council, CCG and RDaSH had been invited to a special meeting of the Health Scrutiny Panel, with representatives from the Children and Education Scrutiny Panel, to discuss young people’s emotional health and wellbeing in North Lincolnshire.


A detailed presentation was delivered by the witnesses, which covered all relevant areas, such as:


·       What is known about the impact of COVID-19 on the emotional wellbeing of children and young people,

·       The situation within North Lincolnshire,

·       The integrated approach to delivering services during the pandemic, including how services adapted, and

·       Next steps in supporting children, young people, and their families.


Each of these areas was discussed in depth, with full descriptions of how services had adapted in order to continue to support the children and young people of North Lincolnshire.


Members of both scrutiny panels asked a range of questions, including staffing pressures, accessibility during the pandemic, referral numbers, and waiting times for specialist services.  Detailed responses were provided.


        Resolved – (a) That Alex Seale, Helena Dent, Darren Chaplin, Ruth Illman, Christina Harrison, Barbara Murray and Julie Lodge be thanked for their attendance and for providing answers to members’ questions; (b) that the situation be noted, and (c) that the panel maintain an oversight of all relevant issues, with a further meeting to be scheduled to discuss the action plan, once developed.




Added item (if any).



There was no added item for consideration at the meeting.


Any other items which the Chairman decides are urgent by reason of special circumstances which must be specified.