Agenda and decisions

Corporate Parenting Panel
Monday, 9th September, 2019 4.30 pm

Venue: Culture Fusion, Bradford

Contact: Jill Bell 

Items
No. Item

2.

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.

 

Notes:

 

(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.

 

                                                                        (Sheila Farnhill – 01274 432268)

3.

MINUTES

Recommended –

 

That the minutes of the meeting held on 22 July 2019 be signed as a correct record (previously circulated).

 

(Yusuf Patel – 01274 434579)

4.

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. 

 

(Yusuf Patel - 01274 434579)

 

5.

DEPARTMENT OF PLACE CORPORATE PARENTING REPORT pdf icon PDF 97 KB

The Department of Place provides support and activities for Looked After Children and young people across a wide range of services.  The report of the Strategic Director of Place (Document “E”) provides information on this work and seeks feedback from Panel members on areas for further development.

 

 

The views of Panel Members are sought on the range of activities and actions outlined in Paragraph 2 of Document “E” and on areas for further development.

 

(Steve Hartley – 01274 431131)

Decision:

Resolved –

 

(1)       That Social Workers and outreach workers are made aware of   what assistance and subsidies are available to Children in Care    and Forster Carers in relation to leisure and sporting activities,      particularly in the cost of public transport.

 

(2)       That the Chair of this Panel approach the Council’s representative       on the West Yorkshire Combined Authority on the feasibility of         extending travel subsidies to Children in Care and Foster Carers.

 

(3)       That the Assistant Director Performance, Commissioning and    Partnerships be asked to liaise with the Foster Carers Marketing            Officer, with a view to extending the benefits of the Max Card for            Children in Care and Foster Carers.


ACTION:       Assistant Director Performance, Commissioning and                                Partnerships (Recommendations 1 and 3 above)

                        Chair (Recommendation 2)

 

6.

CHILDREN IN CARE COUNCIL DEVELOPMENT EVENT FEEDBACK pdf icon PDF 74 KB

On the 10th July an event was held with the Children in Care Council to celebrate the work that has been taking place and to start to think about how participation work with children Looked After might develop over the next year.  The report of the Strategic Director of Children’s Services (Document “F”) provides feedback on the event.

 

Recommended -

 

That work continues with the Children in Care Council to agree the actions and to put these in place.

 

(Mick Nolan – 01274 436760)

Additional documents:

Decision:

Resolved -

 

(1)       That work continues with the Children in Care Council to agree             the actions and to put these in place.

 

(2)       That all those involved in the event be commended for their hard          work and that the Assistant Director Performance,            Commissioning and Partnerships develop this work further, with a             view to producing a newsletter.

 

ACTION:       Assistant Director Performance, Commissioning and                                Partnerships

(Mick Nolan – 01274 436760)

7.

WORK PLAN 2019/2020 pdf icon PDF 68 KB

The Panel’s Work Plan for 2019/20 is submitted for Member’s consideration (Document “G”).

 

Decision:

Resolved -

 

That the Panel’s Work Plan for 2019/20 (Document “G”) be noted and that items for the November meeting be looked at, with a view to moving some of the items to a later date.

 

ACTION:       Assistant Director Performance, Commissioning and                                Partnerships