Agenda

Corporate Parenting Committee
Tuesday 24 October 2017 5.00 pm

Venue: Members Suite - 4th Floor, Brent Civic Centre, Engineers Way, Wembley, HA9 0FJ. View directions

Contact: Tom Welsh, Governance Officer  020 8937 6607, Email: tom.welsh@brent.gov.uk

Note: Members of the public can access the meeting room by contacting the officer named above or by speaking to a member of security staff at the Civic Centre. 

Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies for Absence and Clarification of Alternate Members

2.

Declarations of Interests

Members are invited to declare at this stage of the meeting, the nature and existence of any relevant disclosable pecuniary, personal or prejudicial interests in the items on this agenda and to specify the item(s) to which they relate.

3.

Deputations

To hear any deputations received from members of the public in accordance with Standing Order 67.

4.

Minutes of the Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 102 KB

To approve the minutes of the previous meeting as a correct record.

5.

Matters Arising

To consider any matters arising from the minutes of the previous meeting.

6.

Update from Care In Action Representatives

This is an opportunity for members of Care In Action (CIA) to feedback on recent activity.

7.

Presentation on Health Assessments for Looked after Children

A presentation will be provided by Nikola Rickard (Lead Nurse for LAC – London North West Healthcare NHS Trust) on Health Assessments for Looked After Children.

8.

Looked After Children and Offending Behaviour pdf icon PDF 157 KB

This report outlines some of the common themes and considerations in working with Looked After Children (LAC) within the youth justice system and known to the Brent Youth Offending Service (YOS). The report sets out learning from the Youth Justice Board’s response to the Laming Report, considers the links with data held across the Children and Young People’s Department, identifies areas of improved joint practice between the YOS and LAC teams and considers a recent YOS Critical Learning Review.

9.

Fostering Service Quarterly Report (July 2017 - September 2017) pdf icon PDF 150 KB

The purpose of this report is to provide information to the Council’s Corporate Parenting Committee about the general management of the in-house fostering service and how it is achieving good outcomes for children. This is in accordance with standard 25.7 of the Fostering National Minimum Standards (2011). The report covers the second quarter of this reporting year.

10.

Adoption Service Six Monthly Report (April 2017 - September 2017) pdf icon PDF 119 KB

The purpose of this report is to provide information to the Council’s Corporate Parenting Committee about the general management of the adoption service and how it is achieving good outcomes for children. This report details the activity of Brent’s adoption service from April 1st 2017– September 30th 2017. 

 

11.

Any Other Urgent Business

Notice of items to be raised under this heading must be given in writing to the Head of Executive and Member Services or his representative before the meeting in accordance with Standing Order 60.