Agenda

Venue: Board Room 2 - Brent Civic Centre, Engineers Way, Wembley HA9 0FJ

Contact: Bryony Gibbs, Governance Officer  020 8937 1355, Email: bryony.gibbs@brent.gov.uk

Items
No. Item

1.

Exclusion of the Press and Public

The committee is advised that the public may be excluded from meetings whenever it is likely in view of the nature of the proceedings that exempt information would be disclosed. Meetings of the Corporate Parenting Committee are attended by representatives of Care In Action (CIA), the council’s Children in Care Council. The committee is therefore recommended to exclude the press and public for the duration of the meeting,  as the attendance of CIA representatives necessitates the disclosure of the following category of exempt information, set out in the Local Government Act 1972:  - information which is likely to reveal the identity of an individual.

2.

Apologies for absence and clarification of alternate members

3.

Declarations of interests

Members are invited to declare at this stage of the meeting, any relevant disclosable pecuniary, personal or prejudicial interests in the items on this agenda.

4.

Deputations (if any)

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

5.

Minutes of the previous meeting pdf icon PDF 98 KB

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

6.

Matters arising (if any)

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

7.

Update from Care In Action / Care Leavers in Action Representatives

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

8.

Annual Corporate Parenting Report 2018/19 pdf icon PDF 1 MB

An annual report about the outcomes for Looked After Children (LAC) in line with requirements of The Care Planning, Placement and Case Review Regulations (2010) has to be provided to the Corporate Parenting Committee or local equivalent. This report fulfils that requirement, providing a profile of Brent’s looked after children and care leavers during 2018-2019, reporting on annual activity, highlighting strengths and areas for development in supporting looked after children and care leavers in Brent.

 

9.

Update on Semi-independent Provision for looked after children and care leavers pdf icon PDF 131 KB

This report provides Corporate Parenting Committee with an overview of semi-independent provision commissioned by the council to accommodate looked after children (LAC) aged 16-18 and care leavers. It provides information on the quality assurance of commissioned services, including findings from a recent multi-agency quality assurance audit. 

 

10.

Brent Virtual School Annual Report 2017/18 pdf icon PDF 618 KB

The purpose of the annual report is to outline the activity and impact of the Brent Virtual School during the academic year 2017-2018. Data contained in this report is for looked after children who were in the care of Brent Council for the academic year 2017-2018, and includes outcomes for all children who have been in care for a year or more as at 31st March 2018, (“eligible cohort”).

Additional documents:

11.

Brent Fostering Service Quarterly Monitoring Report: Quarter 1: 1st April to 30th June 2019 pdf icon PDF 169 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).  This report details the activity of Brent’s fostering service from 1st April – 30th June 2019.

 

12.

Brent's Local Offer for Care Leavers 2018-2020: a year on pdf icon PDF 126 KB

The purpose of this report is to provide an overview of the progress of the Brent Local Offer to Care Leavers during the period from 1 April 2018 – 31 March 2019 and seek approval from the Corporate Parenting Committee regarding Brent’s reviewed Local Offer for care leavers for 2019/20.

 

Additional documents:

13.

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.