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That the minutes of the meeting held on 26 November 2019 be signed as a correct record (previously circulated).
(Fatima Butt – 01274 432227)
That the minutes of the meeting held on 26 November 2019 be signed as a correct record.
Action: City Solicitor
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There were no appeals submitted by the public to review decisions to restrict documents.
The Strategic Director of Children’s Services will submit Document “J” which outlines:
· What it means to be a Unicef Child Friendly City (CFC)/District;
· How to become a Unicef CFC;
· Likely Costs;
· Why it is worth investing in becoming a Unicef CFC.
(1) That all Members of the Health and Wellbeing Board be requested to offer their full commitment from their organisations, including a potential financial commitment, to the Child Friendly City/District initiative.
(2) That representatives from all organisations be requested to join the initial meeting with Unicef and be engaged throughout the process.
(3) That the Health and Wellbeing Board should be the responsible governance structure for the Child Friendly City/District Programme.
(Phil Witcherley – 01274 431241)
The Strategic Director of Children’s Services submitted Document “J” which outlined:
· What it meant to be a Unicef Child Friendly City (CFC)/District;
· How to become a Unicef CFC;
· Likely Costs;
· Why it was worth investing in becoming a Unicef CFC.
It was reported that the Bradford District population was one of the youngest and most diverse in the UK; this was a great asset but, as was recognised in key strategies and plans, such as the Health and Well Being Strategy, the District’s Plan, the Economic Strategy and Anti Poverty Strategy, realising the potential of the Districts young and diverse population depended on improving outcomes in a range of areas, such as education and skills, health outcomes and inequalities, childhood poverty levels, children’s care, housing, transport, community safety and the environment.
It was recognised that improving the outcomes in a range of areas for children and young people would also be right for all citizens in the community; children’s rights provided values and principles which benefitted the whole community and all organisations in the district.
Members were informed that long term commitment across all partners was needed in becoming a Child Friendly District which would include coordination costs over a five year period, such as subscription to the Unicef programme and a number of officers to co-ordinate and facilitate the work; It may also include a change in the direction of some of the policies and procedures, which may in turn lead to increased costs; without partnership collaboration at all levels, the CFC initiative would fail to achieve the intended outcomes of improving the health and wellbeing of the district’s young population. Health and Wellbeing Board member organisations were asked for their full commitment, including potential financial commitment, to the Child Friendly District initiative to help to create a district which offered the best opportunities and upheld the rights of children.
It was reported that Bradford Metropolitan District Council was proposing to support some of the costs in the forthcoming 2020 budget. However, without further partnership commitment this initiative would fail, it was crucial that Members of the Health and Wellbeing Board provided further support and that this was a partnership initiative. The likely cost of achieving Unicef status was around £150,000; the Council had committed to funding a significant portion of this through its budget namely £100, 000 and the remaining £50,000 required from partners on the Board.
The Benefits of being a Child Friendly District were highlighted which included:
· Improvements in life chances and outcomes for children and young people across all areas of their lives. There was now over 20 years of accumulated evidence to show that weaving children’s rights into local policy, practice and planning dramatically improved outcomes for children and young people and also the whole of the population.
· Service improvement.
· Transformations in the built environment, transport infrastructure and living spaces.
· Renewal of local democracy and governance.
· More effective use of resources.
· Increasing the profile of Bradford District.
· The global brand of Unicef ... view the full minutes text for item 23.
The report of the Community Safety Partnership Board (Document “K”) provides details of the Community Safety Partnership (CSP) performance report for the 12 months to 30th September 2019, presents the annual CSP Delivery Plan and seeks to engage further with members of the Health and Wellbeing Board on combined work to respond to priorities in the CSP Delivery Plan.
(1) That the Health and Wellbeing Board considers the report and how the existing partnership work, including specific suggestions in the report relating to domestic abuse and sexual violence, can be developed to improve performance further.
(2) That a further report on response and impact of any interventions agreed by the Health and Wellbeing Board be considered in the Autumn 2020.
(3) That staff who may be the victims of domestic abuse and sexual violence be supported through training managers to sensitively support them in the workplace.
(4) That raising awareness of the “Bright Sky” App and its benefits to victims of domestic abuse and those who are supporting them be noted.
(5) That system wide learning and awareness raising events to tackle domestic abuse be supported.
(6) That consideration be given to a focused development session of the Health and Wellbeing Board which will look at the impact of domestic abuse on children and the system response to it.
(Michael Churley – 01274 431364)
The report of the Community Safety Partnership Board (Document “K”) provided details of the Community Safety Partnership (CSP) performance report for the 12 months to 30th September 2019, presented the annual CSP Delivery Plan and sought to engage further with members of the Health and Wellbeing Board on combined work to respond to priorities in the CSP Delivery Plan.
The Chair of the District Community Safety Partnership introduced the report which provided details of the Community Safety Partnership (CSP) performance report for the 12 months to 30th September 2019 and presented the annual CSP Delivery Plan, and sought to engage further with members of the Health and Wellbeing Board on combined work to respond to priorities in the CSP Delivery Plan.
It was reported that the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner (OPCC) West Yorkshire delivered the ‘Your Views’ survey to provide data on a range of measures of public confidence and community safety. The Your Views survey included questions in three key sections; views on local priorities, views on policing, and views on partners. It was sent out to a stratified sample of 111,000 households across West Yorkshire every year and the results helped to build a better understanding of the issues at a local level and brought about positive changes.
Members were informed that there had been 3,500 responses received from the district in the 12 months to October 2019. The overall questionnaire response rate was 15%, a relatively strong return for a postal survey. However, there were weaker response rates from relatively deprived areas and stronger responses from relatively affluent areas. It remained a survey of perceptions of community safety issues therefore other evidence measures were used alongside the Your Views survey in order to identify priorities; only 15% of respondents said that they had experienced a crime in the past 12 months and public confidence across the district on key issues such as feeling safe continued to increase; fluctuations in recorded crime was not always reflective of actual crime levels for a number of reasons and other factors such as victims’ willingness to report crime and changes in recording requirements all impacted crime figures reported at paragraph 3.2 of the report.
It was reported that there had been a difference in the way crime was being recorded; whilst historic data was less helpful, future reports would come under Crime Data Integrity (guidance in the way police forces recorded crime); Bradford was ahead in the way data was being recorded and was given the outstanding mark for crime data integrity work recently.
Members were informed that there were a number of upcoming system wide events and activities in 2020 to help to raise the profile of work being undertaken around domestic abuse and ways to support the victims of domestic abuse. In order for these to be delivered successfully, a whole system approach was required which was detailed in paragraph 3.2.17 of the report.
Members were informed that one of the most ... view the full minutes text for item 24.
The Chair’s Highlight report (Document “L”) summarises business conducted between Board meetings and provides an update from the work of the Integration and Change Board.
That the Integration and Change Board updates be noted.
(Sadia Hussain – 01274 435872)
The Chair’s Highlight report (Document “L”) summarised business conducted between Board meetings and provided an update from the work of the Integration and Change Board.
That the Integration and Change Board updates be noted.