Overview and Scrutiny Management Board - Wednesday 5 June 2024 10.00 a.m.

Venue: Council Chamber - Rotherham Town Hall, Moorgate Street, Rotherham, South Yorkshire S60 2TH

Contact: Caroline Webb, Senior Governance Adviser Tel: 01709 822765 email:  The webcast can be viewed at

No. Item


Apologies for Absence


To receive the apologies of any Member who is unable to attend the meeting.


Minutes of the previous meeting held on 13 March 2024 pdf icon PDF 951 KB


To consider the minutes of the previous meeting of the Overview and Scrutiny Management Board held on 13 March 2024 and to approve them as a true and correct record of the proceedings and to be signed by the Chair.


Declarations of Interest


To receive declarations of interest from Members in respect of items listed on the agenda.


Questions from Members of the Public and the Press


To receive questions relating to items of business on the agenda from members of the public or press who are present at the meeting.


Exclusion of the Press and Public


To consider whether the press and public should be excluded from the meeting during consideration of any part of the agenda.

Items for Pre-Decision Scrutiny


In accordance with the outcome of the Governance Review in 2016, the following items are submitted for pre-scrutiny ahead of the Cabinet meeting on 10 June 2024. Members of the Overview and Scrutiny Management Board are invited to comment and make recommendations on the proposals contained within the report.


Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) Strategy pdf icon PDF 500 KB

To consider a report of the Strategic Director of Children and Young People’s Service to refresh the Rotherham SEND Strategy, vision and future priorities.  




That Cabinet:

1.    Approve consultation on the refreshed Rotherham SEND Strategy that has been co-produced with partners across the Borough.

2.      Agree to the refreshed SEND Strategy being presented back to Cabinet in late 2024 for formal approval prior to implementation.

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Finance Update pdf icon PDF 754 KB

To receive a report of the Strategic Director of Finance and Customer Services that provides an update to Cabinet on a number of financial matters.




1.             That the update on the revenue budget financial outturn 2023/24 be noted.


2.             That the Councils progress on the delivery of the Local Council Tax Support Top Up payment 2024/25 be noted.


3.             That the Councils delivery of the Household Support Fund 2023/24 be noted.


4.             That provisional allocations of the Household Support Fund Grant 2024/25 of £2.489m be agreed as detailed in Section 2.5 of this report. 


5.             That Cabinet delegate authority to the Assistant Chief Executive in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Social Inclusion, to determine revised and final allocations for the Household Support Grant to include provision for other eligible actions within the use of Household Support Fund should it not be possible to achieve full spend of the grant through the approved provisional allocations.


6.             That Cabinet approve the capital budget variations as detailed in Section 2.6 of the report.

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Call-in Issues


To consider any issues referred for call-in from recent Cabinet meetings.


Urgent Business


To determine any item which the Chair is of the opinion should be considered as a matter of urgency.