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Agenda, decisions and draft minutes

Venue: Bourges/Viersen Room - Town Hall

Contact: Karen S Dunleavy - Email: karen.dunleavy@peterborough.gov.uk  01733 452233 - Email: karen.dunleavy@peterborough.gov.uk

Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies for Absence

2.

Declarations of Interest

At this point Members must declare whether they have a disclosable pecuniary interest, or other interest, in any of the items on the agenda, unless it is already entered in the register of members’ interests or is a “pending notification “ that has been disclosed to the Head of Legal Services

3.

Minutes of the Meeting Held on 20 March 2019 pdf icon PDF 157 KB

To approve the minutes of the meeting held on 20 March 2019.

4.

Appointment of Corporate Parenting Champion positions pdf icon PDF 138 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

 

     It is recommended that the Corporate Parenting Committee:

  

1.     Notes the content of the report,

2.     Agrees the Champion roles recommended; and

3.     Appoints Members to the agreed Corporate Parenting Champion roles.

 

This report will allow the Committee to review the current Corporate Parenting Champions positions and allocations, which is in line with the recent Cabinet and Committee changes made.

 

5.

Update from Foster Carer Forum pdf icon PDF 209 KB

Minutes:

 

    It is recommended that the Corporate Parenting Committee:  

  1. Notes the content of the report; and
  2. Raise any queries they have with the lead officers.

 

 

Corporate Parenting Committee wish to receive an update at formal committee meetings of discussions and actions from the Foster Carers forum.

 

6.

Youth Voice Coordinator for the Children in Care Council pdf icon PDF 129 KB

Minutes:

 

     It is recommended that the Corporate Parenting Committee:

? Notes the content of the report.

 

 

The purpose of this report is to provide an update from the Children in Care Council and to allow the Committee to raise any queries they have with lead officers

 

7.

Virtual School Annual Report pdf icon PDF 210 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

 

     It is recommended that the Corporate Parenting Committee

 

1.    Notes the content of the report in relation to the function of Peterborough Virtual School and the actions being taken to maintain and improve educational outcomes.

 

This annual report is presented to provide members of the Committee with a report on the achievements of Children and Young People in Care on the role of Peterborough Virtual School .

 

8.

Apprenticeship and Work Opportunities for Care Leavers Update pdf icon PDF 192 KB

Minutes:

 

     It is recommended that the corporate parenting committee:

 

1.    Note the content of this report

2.    Raise any queries with the lead officers

3.    Make any recommendations

 

The purpose of this report is to update the committee of the position of Apprenticeships and Work Opportunities for Care Leavers in the City.

 

9.

Education opportunities for Unaccompanied Asylum Seeker Children pdf icon PDF 205 KB

Minutes:

 

     It is recommended that Corporate Parenting Committee :

 

?        Notes the content of the report; and

?        Raise any queries they have with the lead officer.

 

The purpose of this report is to provide information on the education opportunities for all

Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children/Young People.

 

10.

Children In Care Strategy and Care Leavers Strategy pdf icon PDF 126 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

 

     It is recommended that Corporate Parenting Committee members:

 

1.    Note the work being undertaken to review the current Children in Care & Care Leavers Strategy; and

2.    Offer any comments regarding the content of the Children in Care & Care Leavers strategy being drafted for adoption.

 

 

The Children in Care and Care Leavers Strategy is currently being reviewed.  This report is to share information with Corporate Parenting Committee members.

 

11.

Performance Reports pdf icon PDF 275 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

It is recommended that the Corporate Parenting Committee  

?        Notes the content of the report; and

?        Raise any queries they have with the lead officers.

 

To update the Corporate Parenting Committee in respect of the numbers of children and young

people currently being looked after by the Council and to provide a breakdown of the types of

placements in which they are living.  The report also provides information about the age, gender

and ethnicity of those children and young people.  

 

12.

Health pdf icon PDF 230 KB

Minutes:

 

It is recommended that the Corporate Parenting Committee:

 

1. Notes the content of the report; and

2. Raise any queries with the Lead Officers.

The purpose of this report is to provide an overview of the Clinical Commissioning Group’s

(CCG) activities to ensure robust monitoring and quality assurance systems are in place to meet the health needs of the Looked after Children population in Peterborough

 

13.

Draft Work Programme and Review of the Committee's work in 2018/2019 pdf icon PDF 226 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

 

   It is recommended that Corporate Parenting Committee:

 

      I.        Notes the 2018/2019 year in review and makes recommendations on the future monitoring of these items where necessary.

    II.        Determines its priorities, and approves the draft work programme for formal and informal meetings for 2019/20 attached at Appendix 1.

   III.        Notes the Recommendations Monitoring Report attached at Appendix 2 and considers if further monitoring of the recommendations made during the 2018/2019 municipal year is required.

                  IV.        Notes the Terms of Reference for this Committee as set out in Part 3, Delegations Section 2 – Regulatory Committee Functions, 2.4.

 

To enable the Committee to discuss its objectives and priorities for 2019/20 and to approve the draft work programme for 2019/20 (Appendix 1).

 

The report also provides the Committee with the opportunity to review its work conducted throughout the municipal year 2018/19. A copy of the actions and recommendations made are attached at Appendix 4.

 

14.

Members Issues

Members that are not part of the core CPC membership, but hold Corporate Parenting responsibilities, are invited to raise any issues they have with regard to the services provided to Children in Care.

15.

Date of the Next Meeting

 

The next formal meeting of Corporate Parenting Committee is due to be held on Wednesday, 20 November 2019.