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All of the functional areas relating to the delivery of all aspects of Education and Lifelong Learning not otherwise reserved to the Council or the Policy and Resources Committee including, without prejudice to the foregoing generality, the following:-


Education and Lifelong Learning


The relevant functional areas relating to schools education, educational psychology, early learning and childcare, youth services and lifelong learning.


For the avoidance of doubt, it shall discharge the powers and duties as education authority, and in relation to those functions, the dismissal of a teacher whose contract of employment incorporates the Strathclyde Regional Council Conditions of Service for Teachers in Day Schools.


Communities and Culture


To comment on and offer advice to the Leisure Trust in respect of the operation of Libraries, halls, arts and culture.


Community Planning


To scrutinise performance and contract management arrangements in respect of Community Learning and Development and the operation of all services transferred to the Live Argyll Trust and to consider and comment on any policy proposals in respect of these services.


The Council’s Education Service will undertake the client role and remain as the key contact for liaison with Education Scotland, Live Argyll will be responsible for ensuring that the four statutory obligations, as set out in the Community Learning and Development (Scotland) Regulations 2013, are met.


In respect of the following matters now delegated to the Argyll and Bute Health and Social Care Partnership to consider any policy proposals in respect of the following areas and to offer comment thereon:-


Children and Families and Adult Social Work Services


The relevant functional areas relating to children and families and adult social work services, criminal justice services, child and adult protection, corporate parenting, school hostels and community justice social work services.


Performance Review


Receiving the quarterly performance reports in relation to the relevant functional areas listed above in line with the Planning and Improvement Framework.


The scrutiny of external inspection reports relating to the functional areas listed above, except where the receipt of such reports and their outcomes are reserved for Council or Policy and Resources Committee.


Performing the scrutiny and performance review function on behalf of the Council in relation to Police Scotland, Scottish Fire and Rescue and the Argyll and Bute Health and Social Care Partnership (Integrated Joint Board).