Agenda, decisions and minutes

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 

Items
No. Item

1.

APPOINTMENT OF CHAIR (Standing Order 35)

Minutes:

Resolved –

 

That Councillor Greenwood be elected as Chair for the meeting.

 

Councillor Greenwood in the Chair

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.

 

Minutes:

The following interests were disclosed in  the interest of transparency and in relation to Minute 5:

 

(i)         Councillor A Ahmed disclosed that she was a Fostering Panel Member for the local authority and a Governor of Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust, which worked in partnership with Barnardo’s and Sharing Voices on mental health services.

 

(ii)        Councillor Berry disclosed that he was employed by an organisation which was a partner organisation of Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust.

 

(iii)       Councillor Peart disclosed that she worked within the Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) department of a school and was a Governor and lead for Looked After Children in a primary school and a Governor and lead for SEND in a secondary school.

 

(iv)       Councillor Hargreaves disclosed that he was a School Governor and safeguarding lead at Queensbury Academy.

 

(v)        Councillor M Pollard disclosed that he was a School Governor at Titus Salt School.

 

(vi)       Ali Jan Haider disclosed that he was Chair of Trustees of Feversham Education Trust.

 

(vii)      Shain Wells disclosed that she had led on work to improve mental health and emotional wellbeing support for children and young people as part of her employment with the Department of Health.

 

ACTION: City Solicitor

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. 

 

(Palbinder Sandhu - 01274 432269)

 

Minutes:

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

4.

MINUTES

Recommended –

 

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

 

(Palbinder Sandhu – 01274 432269)

Minutes:

Resolved –

 

That the minutes of the meeting held on 28 November 2017 be signed as a correct record.

5.

MENTAL WELLBEING FOR CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE pdf icon PDF 209 KB

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:

Decision:

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)

Minutes:

Previous reference: Minute 9 (2017/2018)

 

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.  At the previous meeting 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) presented a report (Document “A”) which provided an update on the progress to improve the mental wellbeing of children and young people in Bradford, since the last report in November 2017.  He outlined the five key themes that had emerged from the Future in Mind report published by the Department of Health in 2015:

 

1.    Promoting resilience, prevention and early intervention

2.    Improving access to effective support: a system without tiers

3.    Care for the most vulnerable

4.    Accountability and transparency

5.    Developing the workforce

 

The Head of Commissioning (Mental Wellbeing) explained that a local transformational plan had been published in 2016 to implement the Future in Mind objectives.  A vast amount of work had been undertaken locally to transform and integrate services and an evaluation or this work had been undertaken resulting in the Future in Mind local transformational plan being refreshed in 2018 (attached as Appendix 1 to Document “A”).  This refreshed plan had received approval from the Bradford and Airedale Health and Wellbeing Board in November 2018 and it outlined how the five key themes would be achieved. She stated that work was on-going in all 13 priority areas of the plan and highlighted some of the achievements to date, which included:

 

·         The development of the Youth in Mind service which was helping young people to look after and maintain their wellbeing and providing a mentoring service in 30 schools.

·         Established good partnership working with organisations such as Education, Sport England and the Youth Offending Team.

·         A new perinatal health service had been launched.

·         Work had been done to reduce the CAMHS waiting list and additional funding was  ...  view the full minutes text for item 5.