Agenda and decisions

Corporate Parenting Panel
Monday, 9th March, 2020 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. 

 

 (Asad Shah – 01274 432280)

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.

 

                                                                        (Asad Shah – 01274 432280)

3.

MINUTES

Recommended –

 

That the minutes of the meeting held on 4 November 2019 be signed as a correct record (previously circulated).

 

(Asad Shah – 01274 432280)

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. 

 

(Asad Shah - 01274 432280)

 

5.

CHILDREN IN CARE - PERMANENCE pdf icon PDF 96 KB

The report of the Strategic Director Children’s Services (Document “R”) provides current information and future plans in respect of permanence planning for our children in care.  Permanence will be the primary focus of our next Ofsted Monitoring Visit on 25th and 26th February 2020. It was a key area for improvement identified in our Ofsted Inspection in 2018 due to the delays caused for achieving good outcomes for children.

 

The report will provide data on our current children in care cohort and information in respect of new processes that are being implemented to ensure that permanence is achieved without unnecessary delays.

 

Recommended -

 

That members acknowledge the information contained within Document “R” and the importance of achieving permanence for our children without any unnecessary delay.

 

(Richard Fawcett – 01274 436041)

 

 

Decision:

Resolved –

 

(1)       That the information contained in Document “R” and the             importance of achieving permanence for children in care without         any unnecessary delay be acknowledged.

 

(2)       That an update report be provided to the Corporate Parenting    Panel in 6 months that details the progress on the implementation   of permanence planning for the Bradford District’s children in    care and that the report includes a breakdown of demographical           information of the children.

 

ACTION: Strategic Director, Children’s Services

 

(Richard Fawcett – 01274 436041)

 

 

6.

CHILDREN'S AND YOUNG PEOPLE'S MENTAL HEALTH - UPDATE pdf icon PDF 388 KB

The report of the Joint Mental Health Commissioner NHS (Document “S”) provides an update on progress to improve mental health support for children and young people. 

Recommended -

 

That the Panel note the action plan, highlight areas for consideration and attention and  support the System Review currently underway.

 

 

                                                            (Sasha Bhat – 01274 737537)

Decision:

Resolved –

 

(1)       That the action plan from the Mental Health Sub-Group for           Children and Young people be noted and the current System          Review be supported.

 

(2)       That an update report be provided to the Corporate Parenting    Panel in 3 months that provides-

 

a.    further data on children in care related to mental health;

b.    further emphasis on the transition from children to adults process in the Mental Health Service; and,

c.    a breakdown of socio-demographic of children in care with mental health.

 

ACTION:       Joint Mental Health Commissioner

 

                                                            (Sasha Bhat – 01274 737537

 

 

7.

CHILDREN IN CARE 16+ SERVICE pdf icon PDF 89 KB

The report of the Strategic Director Children’s Services (Document “T”) contains current information on children in care who receive a service via the 16+ Service.

 

This report highlights the current structure providing services for children cared for by the Local Authority who are reaching or aged 16 years above and entitled to a leaving care service, under the Children Act 1989 and as amended by the Children (Leaving Care) Act 2000.

 

Under Section 23 of the Leaving Care Act local authorities have duties to allocate a personal advisor for young people aged from 15 and ¾, who must be provided with a pathway plan.

 

Recommended -

 

That Members acknowledge the information contained in Document “T”.

 

                                                                         (Kirsty Askew – 01274 435685)

 

Decision:

Resolved –

 

(1)       That the information contained in “Document T” be noted.

 

(2)       That an update report be provided to the Corporate Parenting    Panel in 12 months that details information on the number of   children in care who receive a service via the 16+ Service. That   the report further provides a breakdown of information of children        according to the traffic light system of green, amber and red   status complexities.

 

ACTION: Strategic Director, Children’s Services

 

(Kirsty Askew – 01274 435685)

 

 

8.

WORK PLAN 2019/20 pdf icon PDF 77 KB

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

Decision:

Resolved –

 

That the Panel’s Work Plan for 2019/20, Document “U”, be approved.

 

LEAD: ?Assistant Director, Performance, Commissioning and Partnerships

 

(Natasha Ford – 01274 438873)