Agenda

Corporate Parenting Panel
Monday, 21st January, 2019 4.30 pm

Venue: Committee Room 3 - City Hall, Bradford. View directions

Contact: Sheila Farnhill 

Items
No. Item

A. PROCEDURAL ITEMS

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. 

 

 (Sheila Farnhill – 01274 432268)

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.

 

                                                                        (Sheila Farnhill – 01274 432268)

3.

MINUTES

Recommended –

 

That the minutes of the meeting held on 10 September and 5 November 2018 be signed as a correct record (previously circulated).

 

(Yusuf Patel – 01274 434570)

 

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. 

 

(Sheila Farnhill - 01274 432268)

 

B. BUSINESS ITEMS

5.

PROGRESS REPORT ON B POSITIVE PATHWAYS pdf icon PDF 83 KB

In January 2017 Bradford was awarded £3.2 million over 2 years from the DfE Innovation Fund.  There are 3 elements to the award:

 

1)        Reducing the need for children to come into care through stronger edge of care work.

2)        Improving our ability to provide high levels of care within our residential homes  through embedding a therapeutic “PACE” approach.

3)        Setting up two “mockingbird” hubs to improve support to foster carers working with  children with more complex needs.

 

After consultation with the Children in Care Council, the programme was named B Positive Pathways (BPP)

 

The Assistant Director (Children’s Social Care) will submit a report (Document “L”) which sets out elements of the programme and progress to date.

 

Recommended –

 

That the Corporate Parenting Panel note the content of this report and

the progress of B Positive Pathways.

 

(Jim Hopkinson - 01274 432904)

Additional documents:

6.

ANNUAL REPORT OF THE VIRTUAL SCHOOL pdf icon PDF 325 KB

This is the statutory annual report of the Virtual School Head and Virtual School for the City of Bradford Metropolitan Borough Council. This report highlights the work of the Virtual School; the Local Authority and partner agencies to improve outcomes for children in care from the early years up to targeted care leavers aged 25. The report of the Deputy Director Children’s Social Care (Document “M”) covers progress and attainment at all key stages. The report also outlines the activity of the Virtual School Head Teacher, the Virtual School and the 2018 educational outcomes of children in care which are available currently. It reflects on achievements and progress against the development plan and also identifies areas of development to achieve the best outcomes for children in our care.

 

Data contained in this report, is for children who were in the care of the City of Bradford Metropolitan District council) for a year or more as at 31 March 2018.

 

Recommended -

 

That the Corporate Parenting Panel note the report.

 

(Ken Poucher – 01274 439623)

7.

INDEPENDENT MONITORING AND QUALITY ASSURANCE OF CHILDREN'S HOMES, REGULATION 44. pdf icon PDF 104 KB

The Assistant Director (Children’s Social Care) will submit a report (Document “N”) which aims to inform of Independent Monitoring of Children’s Homes (Regulation 44 independent person, visits and reports) and recognise the role of elected members in visits to Residential Children’s Homes.

           

Recommended –

 

That the Members of the Corporate Parenting Panel agree to participate in three announced monitoring visits of residential and respite homes per year.

 

(Suzanne Lythgow - 07581 100936)

Additional documents:

8.

CHILDREN LOOKED AFTER OUTCOMES REPORT AND ADDENDUM: UPDATE ON MISSING FROM CARE pdf icon PDF 102 KB

The Assistant Director (Children’s Social Care) will submit a report (Document “O”) which highlights the work being undertaken in Bradford to prevent children being missing from care the actions taken to protect young people when they do go missing and the provision that is in place to meet their needs.

 

The report covers the period April 2017 to October 2018.

 

Recommended –

 

That the work being undertaken to safeguard looked after children who go missing in Bradford be endorsed.

 

(David Byrom - 01274 432986)

Additional documents:

9.

WORK PLAN 2018/19 pdf icon PDF 90 KB

The Panel’s Work Plan for 2018/19 is submitted (Document “P”) for Member’s consideration.

 

(Jim Hopkinson – 01274 432904)