Agenda and decisions

Joint Health and Social Care & Children's Services Overview and Scrutiny Committees
Tuesday, 5th February, 2019 4.30 pm

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

Contact: Palbinder Sandhu 

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(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.




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Recommended –


That the Minutes of the meeting held on 28 November 2017 be signed as a correct report (previously circulated)


(Palbinder Sandhu – 01274 432269)



Previous Reference: Joint Health and Social Care and Children’s Services Minute 9 (2017/18)


At a joint meeting of the Health and Social Care and Children’s Services Overview and Scrutiny Committees on 28 November 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.    


It was resolved -


(1)       That the young people be thanked for their excellent contribution to the meeting.


(2)       That the Committee recognises the progress made in meeting the emotional and mental wellbeing needs of young people through the delivery of the Future in Mind transformation plan.


(3)       That as part of their roles Committee Members support and promote the work to improve emotional and mental wellbeing of young people.


(4)       That the success of the Buddying Scheme be welcomed and that officers be requested to explore the possibility of extending the “Buddying Period” beyond the current 12 weeks.


(5)       That the Committee request that the Children’s Trust Board invites the young people to present a report to them in the near future around bullying.


(6)       That young people be invited to a joint meeting of the Committee in six months time.


The Director of Strategic Partnerships (NHS Clinical Commissioning Group, Bradford and Craven) will present a report (Document “A”) that provides an update on the progress to improve the mental wellbeing of children and young people in Bradford, since the last report in November 2017.


Recommended –


That the Joint Overview and Scrutiny Committee are invited to:

a.    Reflect on the progress made to date.

b.    To continue to support the work of the Future in Mind delivery group

c.    To identify a champion from the Committee to join our delivery group.

                                                                        (Sasha Bhat – 01274 237537)





Additional documents:


Resolved –


That the Committee:


(1)  Thanks all the young people for their presentations at the meeting.

(2)  Welcomes the progress made to date to improve the mental wellbeing of children and young people in the district.

(3)  Welcomes the work of the Future in Mind Delivery Group.

(4)  Receive further information on how young people express their concerns to peers/mentors and how that information is disseminated.

(5)  Nominates Councillor Humphreys and Councillor Peart as Champions to join the Future in Mind Delivery Group.

 (Sasha Bhat – 01274 237537)