Agenda and decisions

Virtual Meeting (At present, members of the public are not able to attend), Corporate Parenting Panel
Tuesday, 16th March, 2021 10.00 am

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Venue: Virtual Meeting

Contact: Ann Holmes 

Items
No. Item

1.

Declaration of Interest

To receive any declaration of interest by any Member or Officer in respect of any item of business.

Decision:

No declaration of interest was received.

 

2.

Minutes of the Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 368 KB

To present the minutes of the previous meeting of the Corporate Parenting Panel held on 8 December, 2020.

Decision:

The minutes of the previous meeting of the Corporate Parenting Panel held on 8th December, 2020 were presented and were confirmed as correct.

 

3.

Matters Arising

·        Looked After Children’s Assessment Policy and Guidance

 

Interim Director of Social Services to present  updated draft policy and guidance.

 

·        Internal Audit Review – Function of the Corporate Parenting Panel

 

Interim Director of Social Services to update the Panel on progress in implementing the Internal Audit review Action Plan.

Decision:

3.1       Looked After Children’s Assessment Policy and Guidance

 

It was agreed to accept and to note the update.

 

3.2       Internal Audit Review – Function of the Corporate Parenting Panel

 

It was agreed to accept and to note the update.

 

 

4.

Report of the Independent Reviewing Officers pdf icon PDF 347 KB

To present the Independent Reviewing Officers’ report.

Decision:

In accepting the report, the Panel thanked the Service and its staff for the work undertaken and the progress made and was agreed regarding the following actions –

 

           The Panel to be provided with a progress report on pathway planning to the next meeting including the provision and  content  of post-16 Pathway Plans.

           The Director of Social Services to report back to the Panel with any recommendations as regards amending the SGO policy with reference to a no detriment approach.

           The Director of Social Services to consider how the Service can demonstrate that it is improving the quality of assessments.

5.

Looked After Children's Health Report pdf icon PDF 574 KB

To present the report of the Looked After Children Nurse.

Decision:

In accepting the update report provided by the LAC nurse, the Panel recognised the unique challenges which the period had created and the commitment of all staff in responding to them; the Panel was agreed on the following actions –

 

           That mindful of the regional work, the relevant Officers from Children and Families’ Services, Health and Education meet to discuss (a) capacity and resource issues and (b) how the quality of services for the looked after population is evaluated and measured with the aim of presenting a high level overview to the next meeting.

           The Director of Social Services in consultation with the relevant Officers to provide the Panel at its next meeting with a summary review of what has gone well and not so well during the pandemic to include aspects of pre-pandemic practices which if they were not to return would not be missed, or would be done differently.

6.

Next Meeting

To note that the next meeting of the Panel is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, 8 June, 2021.

Decision:

The arrangements for the next scheduled meeting of the Panel at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday 8 June, 2021 were noted.