Agenda and decisions

Corporate Parenting Panel
Monday, 4th November, 2019 4.30 pm

Venue: Committee Room 1 - City Hall, Bradford. View directions

Contact: Jill Bell 

Items
No. Item

1.

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. 

 

 (Jill Bell – 01274 434580)

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.

 

                                                                        (Jill Bell – 01274 434580)

3.

MINUTES

Recommended –

 

That the minutes of the meeting held on 9 September 2019 be signed as a correct record (previously circulated).

 

(Jill Bell – 01274 434580)

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. 

 

(Jill Bell - 01274 434580)

 

5.

HEAD OF QA AND SAFEGUARDING ANNUAL REPORT IRO/CP/AUDIT pdf icon PDF 96 KB

The report of the Strategic Director of Children’s Services (Document “H”) provides an overview of the Safeguarding and Reviewing Unit performance from January 2019 to end of September 2019.

 

Recommended -

(1)          That the report and progress and the actions that have been identified in the forward focus be noted.

 

(2)          That the Safeguarding and Reviewing  Unit ensure that the voice of the child is central to the work that is undertaken and captured as part of the QA arrangements.

 

(Amandip Johal - 01274 431620)

Decision:

Resolved –

 

(1)       That Document “H” and the progress made on actions that have          been identified in the forward focus be welcomed.

 

(2)       That a further report be presented to this Committee highlighting          improvements to support the development of good practice of the     Safeguarding and Reviewing Unit.

 

(3)       That the Safeguarding and Reviewing Unit continues to ensure             that the voice of the child is central to the work that is undertaken           and captured as part of the QA arrangements.

 

ACTION: Strategic Director, Children’s Services

 

(Amandip Johal - 01274 431620)

 

 

6.

DEPARTMENT OF CORPORATE RESOURCES CORPORATE PARENTING REPORT pdf icon PDF 87 KB

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

 

Recommended -

 

That the views of Panel Members are sought on the range of activities and actions outlined in Paragraph 2 of Document “I” and onareas for further development.

 

(Joanne Hyde 01274 432131)

 

Decision:

Resolved –

 

(1)       That a report be presented to a future meeting of this Committee           that provides detailed information on the supporting activities of     the Council for traineeships, apprenticeships and work   experience.

 

(2)       That resources be explored by officers to initiate a scheme to support looked after children with laptops for educational purposes.

 

ACTION: Strategic Director, Corporate Services

 

(Ian Westlake – 07971 540171)

 

 

7.

THROUGH CARE - UPDATE ON YOUTH HOMELESSNESS pdf icon PDF 80 KB

The report of the Strategic Director of Children’s Services (Document “J”) is to provide an update to the panel on developments in respect of the Youth Homeless Team in Bradford.

 

The team for 16/17 year olds, who are experiencing homelessness or rooflessness, is sited within the Through Care Service. For young people over 18, the team work in partnership with Housing Options to ensure their housing needs are met, alongside appropriate emotional support.

 

Recommended -

 

The views of the Panel on the content of this report are requested.

 

(Emma Collingwood - 01274 437123)

Additional documents:

Decision:

Resolved –

 

(1)       That in response to the contents of Document “J”, a Hub Centre           model be explored for the purpose of establishing an environment             in which young people can feel safe and be able to access a   number of services in one place.

 

(2)       That, to prevent care leaver post 18 staying in adult focused       hostels, efforts be focused on increasing the crash pad facility to             include provision for post 18.

 

ACTION: Strategic Director, Children’s Services

 

(Emma Collingwood - 01274 437123)

 

 

8.

EMOTIONAL AND MENTAL WELLBEING OF CHILDREN WHO ARE LOOKED AFTER pdf icon PDF 122 KB

The Director of Strategic Partnerships will present Document “L”, a highlight report on the NHS Clinical Commissioning Group and NHS England  funding for children who are Looked After service aspect of CAMHS (Child & Adolescent Mental Health Service)

 

Recommended -

 

The Panel is asked to note the contents of Document “L” for information. 

(Sasha Bhat – sasha.bhat@bradford.nhs.uk)

Additional documents:

Decision:

Resolved –

 

(1)       That the contents of Document “L” be welcomed.

 

(2)       That following the service review of CAMHS, a report be   presented to this Committee in March 2019 detailing information          on the progress made from the outcome of the review and the      plans that followed.

 

(3)       That for the avoidance of unnecessary delays for Social Workers         to get             looked after children to the correct health and wellbeing     services, improvements be made on publicising clear referral            pathways.

 

(4)       That consideration be given to prioritising the transition of overall        health assessments and to identify the key end aim for a looked   after child.

 

ACTION: Director of Strategic Partnerships

 

(Sasha Bhat – sasha.bhat@bradford.nhs.uk)

 

 

9.

WORK PLAN 2019/2020 pdf icon PDF 68 KB

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

Decision:

Resolved –

 

That the Panel’s Work Plan for 2017/18, Document “M”, be approved.