Agenda and decisions

Corporate Parenting Panel
Monday, 12th April, 2021 4.30 pm

Venue: City Hall

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.

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)

 

4.

APPOINTMENT OF CO-OPTED MEMBER

Recommended –

 

That it be recommended to the Regulatory and Appeals Committee that Chief Inspector Daniel Ware be appointed to the Panel as a non-voting co-opted member representing West Yorkshire Police.

 

(Jill Bell 01274 434580)

Decision:

 

Resolved –

 

That it be recommended to the Regulatory and Appeals Committee that Chief Inspector Daniel Ware be appointed to the Panel as a non-voting co-opted member representing West Yorkshire Police.

 

ACTION: City Solicitor

5.

MOCKINGBIRD MODEL OF CARE – FOSTERING pdf icon PDF 106 KB

The report of the Strategic Director of Children’s Services (Document “AC”) provides members of the Corporate Parenting Panel with an update on the implementation of the Mockingbird Family Model in Bradford.  The Mockingbird programme delivers the Mockingbird Family Model. This centres on a “constellation” where one foster home acts as a hub, offering planned and emergency sleepovers and short breaks, advice, training and support, to six to ten satellite households.

 

Recommended –

 

The report is for information.

 

(Linzi Nicholson – 07472954021)

Decision:

 

Resolved –

 

That Hub Carers, Steven and Dean Sagar-Watson and officers be thanked for the successful launch of the Mockinbird Family Model and that the future launch of moreconstellations be looked forward to.

 

ACTION: Strategic Director of Children’s Services

6.

REPORT OF THE VIRTUAL SCHOOL ON EDUCATION FOR CHILDREN IN CARE WHO ARE NOT IN EDUCATION, PRE AND POST 16 pdf icon PDF 236 KB

The report of the Strategic Director of Children’s Services (Document “AE”) presents an overview of the education provision for children in care who have not accessed their education provision through mainstream (including special school) settings during the past 12 months. This includes children who may have accessed remote provision during the COVID crisis and those post 16 who are not in education, employment or training.

 

Recommended –

 

The report is for information only.

 

(Jonathan Cooper - 01274 436401)

Decision:

 

Resolved –

 

(1)  That the Virtual School Head be thanked for the report and its contents and that members look forward to further reductions in the number of children in care who are not in education pre and post 16.

 

(2)   That a further report be presented to the Panel in 12  months.

 

 

ACTION: Strategic Director of Children’s Services

7.

LOCAL AUTHORITY CHILDREN'S HOMES AND REGULATION 44 ACTIVITY pdf icon PDF 151 KB

The report of the Strategic Director of Children’s Services (Document “AF”) provides the Corporate Parenting Panel with a summary of Regulation 44 activity in the previous twelve-month period and an update on our eleven children’s homes.

 

Recommended -

 

The report is for information only

 

(Richard Fawcett – 07949 489308)

 

Decision:

 

Resolved –

 

(1)  That the Regulation 44 Officer be thanked for the report and the progress made be noted.

 

(2)  That a report be presented to the Panel in 12 months including information on unregulated private sector placements.

 

ACTION: Strategic Director of Children’s Services

8.

SUPPORT FOR CHILDREN IN CARE AND CARE LEAVERS TO ACCESS ADULT SOCIAL SERVICES pdf icon PDF 109 KB

The report of the Director of Health and Wellbeing (Document “AG”) provides the members of the Corporate Parenting Panel with an overview of current offers available to care leavers from the Department of Health and Wellbeing.

 

Recommended -

 

Members are asked to note and comment on this report.

 

(Richard Fawcett – 01274 436041)

Decision:

 

Resolved –

 

(1)  That officers be thanked for the report.

 

(2)  That a joint report from Adult’s Services, Children’s Services and Health be presented to the Panel in the next municipal year on transition arrangements for young people moving from children’s to adult service.

 

ACTION: Strategic Director Children’s Services

                 Strategic Director Adult Services 

 

9.

WORK PLAN pdf icon PDF 251 KB

The Corporate Parenting Panel Work Plan 2020/21 (Document “AH”) is submitted for consideration by the Panel.

 

 

Decision:

 

Resolved –

 

That the Work Plan be updated to include the further reports requested at this meeting and be kept under review.

 

ACTION: Assistant Director of Children’s Services, Safeguarding and Review, Commissioning and Provider Services