Agenda, decisions and minutes

Joint Health and Social Care & Children's Services Overview and Scrutiny Committees
Tuesday, 28th November, 2017 4.30 pm

Venue: the Banqueting Hall - City Hall, Bradford. View directions

Contact: Jill Bell 

Items
No. Item

5.

APPOINTMENT OF CHAIR (Standing Order 35)

To elect a Chair for this meeting only.

Minutes:

Councillor Greenwood was elected as Chair of the Joint Meeting

6.

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.

 

Minutes:

(1)  Susan Crowe disclosed an interest that she was commissioned by the Bradford Districts Clinical Commissioning Group and the Council’s Health and Wellbeing department to deliver services.

 

(2)  Councillor Ahmed disclosed an interest that she was a Co-opted Governor on Bradford District Care Trust.

 

(3)  Councillor Sajawal disclosed an interest as he was on the Better Start Bradford Board.

 

Action:                       City Solicitor

7.

MINUTES

Recommended –

 

That the minutes of the meeting held on 27 October 2016 be signed as a correct record (previously circulated).

 

(Fatima Butt – 01274 432227)

 

Minutes:

Resolved-

 

That the minutes of the meeting held on 27 October 2016 be signed as a correct record.

 

 

8.

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. 

 

(Fatima Butt - 01274 432227)

 

Minutes:

There were no appeals submitted by the public to review decisions to restrict documents.

9.

CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE'S MENTAL HEALTH pdf icon PDF 647 KB

Previous reference: Minute 3 (2016/2017)

 

The Director of Strategy, Bradford Districts Clinical Commissioning Group will present a report (Document “A”) which provides an update on the progress of Bradford’s Children and Young People’s Future in Mind local transformation plan since last reported to the Committees in October 2016.

 

Future in Mind was published in 2015 by the government’s Children and Young People’s Task force. It describes how children’s mental health services need to be transformed through collaboration around five key areas.

 

Recommended –

 

The Committees are invited to:

 

(1)       Recognise the progress made in meeting the emotional and mental wellbeing needs of young people through the delivery of the Future in Mind transformation plan.

 

(2)       Support and promote the work to improve emotional and mental wellbeing of young people in all work streams and programmes considered.

 

(Sasha Bhat – 01274 237537)

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Previous reference: Minute 3 (2016/2017)

 

The Director of Strategy, Bradford Districts Clinical Commissioning Group presented a report (Document “A”) which provided an update on the progress of Bradford’s Children and Young People’s Future in Mind local transformation plan since last reported to the Committees in October 2016.

 

Future in Mind was published in 2015 by the government’s Children and Young People’s Task force. It described how children’s mental health services need to be transformed through collaboration around five key areas which included: Promoting resilience, prevention and early intervention; improving access to effective support; care for the most vulnerable; accountability and transparency and Developing the workforce.

 

It was reported that the report described progress on issues raised by the Committee following the papers in October 2016 and March 2017.  The overall progress of the programme was provided in Appendix 1 and the key points included:

 

·                good progress on meeting the Top Tips for commissioners as set by Young People in the Joint Strategic Needs Assessment.

·                Strong engagement of children and young people in the programme.

·                Established formal alignment with programmes such as the SEND, B Positive Pathways and Social, Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH) group.

·                67 schools now had 86 mental health champions with 100% good or very good evaluations for impact of support provided.

·                Implemented a new self-harm policy across health and education settings.

·                Over 50 schools had accessed Living Life to the Full training.

·                26 courses on mental health awareness were held from April 2016 to March 2017 with 555 staff trained across the universal workforce in Bradford District.

·                Health Buddies had supported 277 children and young people reducing waiting lists.

·                The average waiting time from referral to treatment was 106.8 days, a reduction of 14.5 days from the average of 121.3, for CAMHS services.

·                Bevan Healthcare were delivering schemes to provide refugee and asylum seeking children with mental health and psychological support.

·                Greater working with the voluntary and community sector to build support when needed, this had included developments with the First Response Service and Safer Spaces.

·                First Response were working with Youth on Health to create a toolkit for tele coaches to help them work with young people that ring in crisis as more young people use the service.

·                Youth on health network working with safer spaces and working with Tower Hurst to keep creating a homely service currently look at the artwork for the building.

·                a youth led campaign on anti-bullying #bfdbeatsbullying was being supported.

 

Members were shown a short film on young people’s experiences and the support they received.

 

A number of young people who had suffered mental health issues and bullying attended the meeting and spoke about the services they had received and the concerns they had in receiving the appropriate support.

 

They made the following comments:

 

·                The waiting time from referral to treatment was too long.

·                People were being referred from service to service and not receiving the appropriate support.

·                The service received from agencies such as CAMHS (Child and  ...  view the full minutes text for item 9.

10.

AUTISM AND OTHER NEURODIVERSITY STRATEGY pdf icon PDF 59 KB

The Director of Children’s Services and the Strategic Director of Health Partnerships will submit Document “B” which presents the Draft Bradford District and Craven Autism including other Neurodiversity Strategy.  The strategy identifies a number of key areas for review and development in order to ensure that children and adults with Autism and other frequently co-occurring neuro-developmental conditions, living within our district, are able to lead rewarding and fulfilling lives from cradle to grave. 

 

The strategy has been developed in response to the self assessment process that Local Authorities are required to undertake annually. This self assessment helps Local Authorities to determine what progress is being made towards meeting the requirements of the Autism Act 2010 (revised 2015). A local Autism strategy is a key requirement of the Act.

 

Recommended –

 

That the contents of the report be noted.

 

(Jo Butterfield/Ronnie Hartley – 01274 439496)

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

 

The Director of Children’s Services and the Strategic Director of Health Partnerships submitted Document “B” which presented the Draft Bradford District and Craven Autism including other Neurodiversity Strategy.  The strategy identified a number of key areas for review and development in order to ensure that children and adults with Autism and other frequently co-occurring neuro-developmental conditions, living within the district, were able to lead rewarding and fulfilling lives from cradle to grave.

 

The strategy had been developed in response to the self assessment process that Local Authorities were required to undertake annually. This self assessment helped Local Authorities to determine what progress was being made towards meeting the requirements of the Autism Act 2010 (revised 2015). A local Autism strategy was a key requirement of the Act.

 

In response to a Member’s question it was reported that the voluntary sector had been involved in the development of the strategy.

 

Members highlighted the importance of early intervention in assessment and diagnosis of Autism and other neurodiversity conditions.

 

It was reported that the Health and Social Care Overview and Scrutiny Committee would be considering this item at its meeting in the future.

 

Resolved-

 

(1)       That the contents of the report be noted.

 

(2)       That the Health and Social Care Overview and Scrutiny Committee consider the Autism and other Neurodiversity Strategy item within 12 months and request the attendance of the Autism Partnership at the meeting.

 

Action:           Strategic Director, Children’s Services/Director of Strategic Partnerships, NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups (Bradford and Craven)

 

                                   

11.

BETTER START BRADFORD PROGRAMME UPDATE pdf icon PDF 248 KB

The Strategic Director of Children’s Services will submit Document “C” which provides an update on the progress of the Better Start Bradford programme and implications for the district.

 

Recommended –

 

That the information provided in the report and the high commitment within the District to improving outcomes and reducing inequalities for all young children through evidence based early intervention and prevention to ensure all children reach their potential be noted.

 

(Michaela Howell – 01274 513227)

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Strategic Director of Children’s Services submitted Document “C” supported by a presentation which provided an update on the progress of the Better Start Bradford programme and implications for the district.

 

Members were reminded that the Better Start Bradford Programme was the result of a successful £49 million Big Lottery bid fund by Bradford Trident, for a 10 year early intervention and prevention programme.  The programme was currently in Year 3.

 

Members commented on a number of issues which included:

 

·                    How did the programme reach families that were difficult to engage?

·                    It was good to hear that Better Start work was being extended in other areas; how did the Programme engage with fathers?

·                    Which schemes worked well from the BSB Projects?

·                    What were the additional challenges arising out of budget reduction proposals for the Early Years Help Services.

 

In response to Members’ comments it was reported that:

 

·                    A lot of work was being undertaken to reach families that were difficult to engage; Better Start services were continually being promoted by health visitors and midwives.

·                    Health visitors and children’s centres were also working with families who would not engage; there was a list of non-engaging families which partners and Better Start colleagues were working through.

·                    There were lots of schemes to encourage fathers to be involved and engaged.

·                    The BSB Partnership with Born in Bradford was monitoring the implementation of each project delivered as part of Better Start Bradford; the Big Lottery Fund was working with a consortium led by Warwick University to evaluate the programme; the Innovation Hub were recruiting a cohort of approximately 5,000 babies over the first five years of the programme in order to measure the impact of each project.

·                    In terms of the changes proposed to Early Help, the Programme would need to look at how services were designed and look at different ways of delivering services.

 

A mother who engaged in the Henry (healthy eating and nutrition in the really young) Programme attended the meeting and spoke about her positive experiences while on the programme.

 

In response to a Member’s question it was reported that celebratory events were held to help build relationships with families in the community and raise awareness of the various projects.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Resolved-

 

That the Committee welcomes the information provided in the report, and the commitment to improving outcomes and reducing inequalities for all young children through evidence based early intervention and prevention, to ensure all children reach their potential.

 

Action:           Strategic Director, Children’s Services