Contact: Jane Lythgow
ALTERNATE MEMBERS (Standing Order 34)
The City Solicitor will report the names of alternate Members who are attending the meeting in place of appointed Members.
DISCLOSURES OF INTEREST
(Members Code of Conduct - Part 4A of the Constitution)
To receive disclosures of interests from members and co-opted members on matters to be considered at the meeting. The disclosure must include the nature of the interest.
An interest must also be disclosed in the meeting when it becomes apparent to the member during the meeting.
(1) Members may remain in the meeting and take part fully in discussion and voting unless the interest is a disclosable pecuniary interest or an interest which the Member feels would call into question their compliance with the wider principles set out in the Code of Conduct. Disclosable pecuniary interests relate to the Member concerned or their spouse/partner.
(2) Members in arrears of Council Tax by more than two months must not vote in decisions on, or which might affect, budget calculations, and must disclose at the meeting that this restriction applies to them. A failure to comply with these requirements is a criminal offence under section 106 of the Local Government Finance Act 1992.
(3) Members are also welcome to disclose interests which are not disclosable pecuniary interests but which they consider should be made in the interest of clarity.
(4) Officers must disclose interests in accordance with Council Standing Order 44.
INSPECTION OF REPORTS AND BACKGROUND PAPERS
(Access to Information Procedure Rules – Part 3B of the Constitution)
Reports and background papers for agenda items may be inspected by contacting the person shown after each agenda item. Certain reports and background papers may be restricted.
Any request to remove the restriction on a report or background paper should be made to the relevant Strategic Director or Assistant Director whose name is shown on the front page of the report.
If that request is refused, there is a right of appeal to this meeting.
Please contact the officer shown below in advance of the meeting if you wish to appeal.
(Jane Lythgow - 01274 432270)
REFERRALS TO THE OVERVIEW AND SCRUTINY COMMITTEE
Any referrals that have been made to this Committee up to and including the date of publication of this agenda will be reported at the meeting.
On 23 December 2020 the Care Quality Commission published its Quality Report on Cygnet Woodside (copy attached). Cygnet Woodside is a private mental health hospital that provides assessment, treatment and rehabilitation for adults with learning disabilities and autism. The hospital received a rating of inadequate and has been placed in special measures.
The Strategic Director of Quality and Nursing at NHS Bradford District and Airedale Clinical Commissioning Group will attend the meeting to update Members on the report and the impact on Bradford residents.
(Michelle Turner - 01274 237707)
That the issues and themes raised by the Committee including around monitoring and adult safeguarding be added to the Committee’s programme of work for 2021/22 for further scrutiny.
Action: Overview and Scrutiny Lead
The report of the Quality Care Commission Inspection Manager,
(Document “X”) provides a current update from the Adult Social Care Directorate. This is based upon published reports.
That the report be noted.
(Lorna Knowles – 03000 616161 / 07789875791)
That the report be noted and the Inspection Manager be thanked for her informative presentation.
Action: Overview and Scrutiny Lead
The Director of Public Health will provide a verbal report on the Department of Public Health’s strategic Covid-19 plan including updates on testing, NHS Test and Trace, outbreak management and the vaccination programme.
A presentation will be provided and to enable Members to consider up-to-the-minute information the slides to be used in that presentation will be uploaded on to the Council’s website prior to the meeting.
The views of Members are requested
(Sarah Muckle – 07816071701)
That the Department of Public Health and all Council staff be thanked and commended for their work throughout the Covid-19 pandemic.