There will be a short briefing to acquaint Members with the key aspects of, and their responsibilities in relation to, safeguarding.
The Chairman of the Council welcomed the Council’s Community Safety Manager, who gave a short presentation on the vitally important subject of safeguarding. The presentation contained sensitive information relating to the Council’s safeguarding process so it was necessary to move that the webcast recording cease and ask members of the public and the press to leave the Council chamber.
That under Section 100(A)(4) of the Local Government Act, 1972, the public be excluded from the meeting for the following item of business on the grounds that it involved the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in the Paragraph indicated in Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the Act.
The public interest in maintaining the exemptions outweighed the public interest in disclosing the information because the report contained information relating to the financial or business affairs of organisations (including the Authority holding that information) and disclosure of commercially sensitive information would prejudice negotiations for contracts and land disposals or transactions.
Following the presentation, members of the public and the press were invited back into the chamber and the webcast recording resumed.