Decision details

Adopt London West Regional Adoption Agency - Partnership Agreement

Decision Maker: Strategic Director - Children and Young People

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: No

Purpose:

In consultation with the Lead Member for Children’s Safeguarding, Early Help and Social Care, the Director of Finance and Director of Legal, HR, Audit & Investigations the Strategic Director, Children & Young People to approve the terms and enter into a Partnership Agreement between Brent and the three other boroughs involved in Adopt West London.

Decision:

The Strategic Director, Children and Young People, in consultation with the Lead Member for Children’s Safeguarding, Early Help and Social Care, the Director of Finance and the Director of Legal, HR, Audit & Investigations, agreed  the final terms of the Partnership Agreement for a Regional Adoption Agency (as detailed in the accompanying decision report) between the four West London Authorities of Brent, Ealing, Hounslow and Hammersmith and Fulham.

Reasons for the decision:

As detailed in the accompanying decision report.

Alternative options considered:

As detailed in the accompanying decision report.

Interests and Nature of Interests Declared:

None.

Reason Key: Signficant expenditure/savings of £500k or more;

Wards Affected: (All Wards);

Cabinet/Committee Decision or Scheme of Delegation: Cabinet gave approval in April 2019 for Brent council to: a) Join the RAA that will consist of the London boroughs of Ealing, Hounslow and Hammersmith and Fulham for the provision of Adoption services and Special Guardianship Support; and b) Delegate authority to the Strategic Director, Children and Young People, in consultation with the Lead Member for Children’s Safeguarding, Early Help and Social Care to agree and enter into a Partnership Agreement with participating boroughs.

Parties Consulted: Lead Member for Children's Safeguarding, early Help and Social Care on 27 August 2019.

Contact: Nigel Chapman, Operational Director Integration & Improved Outcomes Email: nigel.chapman@brent.gov.uk Tel: 020 8937 4456.

Urgent item?: Yes

Publication date: 03/09/2019

Date of decision: 02/09/2019

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