Agenda and decisions

Virtual Live Streamed Meeting (At present, members of the public are not able to attend), Corporate Parenting Panel - Tuesday, 7th September, 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 432 KB

To present the minutes of the previous meeting of the Corporate Parenting Panel held on 8 June, 2021.

Decision:

The minutes of the previous meeting of the Corporate Parenting Panel held on 8th June, 2021 were presented and were confirmed as correct subject to noting that Nia Hardaker, Independent Reviewing Officer was present at the meeting.

 

3.

Voices from Care Cymru

Sioned Warren, Voices from Care Cymru to provide an update.

Decision:

It was agreed –

 

·      To request an update for the Panel’s December meeting on the progress made by the participation group, specifically with reference to expanding its membership.

·      To confirm the Corporate Parenting Panel’s willingness to meet with the participation group at an appropriate time and under terms with which the group is comfortable.

·      To recommend that Voices from Care via Sioned Warren liaise with the Director of Education, Skills and Young People and/or the Senior Well-being Manager to establish a link with Anglesey’s schools.

·      To confirm Sioned Warren, Voices from Care Cymru as a standing member of the Corporate Parenting Panel.

·      That a twice yearly newssheet be produced to document matters of interest from the Panel’s meetings for the benefit of the participation group. Sioned Warren, Voices from Care Cymru and Saul Ainsworth (Interim Service Manager – Safeguarding) to collaborate on drafting the newssheet.

 

 

4.

Report of the Independent Reviewing Officers pdf icon PDF 313 KB

To present the report of the IROs.

Decision:

It was agreed to endorse the following key matters arising from the report as identified by the IROs –

 

·         That the increase in the number of reports submitted in advance of LAC Reviews is very much welcomed;

·         That efforts to ensure that every looked after child has an up to date assessment need to continue and the quality of the assessment overseen by the Practice Lead, and

·         The Service Manager (Safeguarding and Quality Unit) be invited to the Panel’s next meeting in December, 2021 to present the IRO Development Plan.

 

5.

IOACC: Fostering Service - Statement of Intent pdf icon PDF 495 KB

Service Manager (Intensive Intervention) to report.

Decision:

It was agreed –

 

·         To endorse the Fostering Statement of Purpose as presented.

·         That the Children and Family Service’s achievements in developing creative plans for the delivery of services be included in the Authority Annual Performance Report.

·         To ask Officers to consider further ways of publicising Children and Family Services’ achievements.

 

6.

Corporate Parenting Panel Terms of Reference pdf icon PDF 432 KB

Interim Service Manager (Safeguarding) to report.

Decision:

It was agreed –

 

·         To endorse the Panel’s terms of reference subject to incorporating the amendments suggested.

·           To ask the Interim Service Manager – Safeguarding to circulate the amended terms of reference for final confirmation

7.

Next Meeting

To note that the next scheduled meeting of the Corporate Parenting Panel is at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, 14 December, 2021.

8.

Exclusion of Press and Public

To consider adopting the following -

“Under Section 100 (A) (4) of the Local Government Act 1972, to exclude the press and public from the meeting during the discussion on the following item on the grounds that it may involve the disclosure of exempt information as defined in Paragraphs 12 and 13 of Schedule 12A of the said Act.”

 

9.

Educational Attainments of Children and Young People Looked After by the Authority

The Senior Manager (School Standards and Inclusion) to report verbally.

 

Decision:

It was agreed –

·         To note the information.

·         That the Panel be provided with a more detailed educational outcomes report to its December, 2021 meeting to include KS2, KS3 and post 16 attainments along with an analysis of performance against targets.