Agenda

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

Contact: Joe Kwateng, Governance Officer  020 8937 1354; Email: joe.kwateng@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

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

5.

Minutes of the previous meeting - 24 July 2019 pdf icon PDF 82 KB

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

6.

Matters arising

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

7.

Update from Care In Action/care Leavers in Action Members

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

8.

Bright Spots Survey with Care Leavers pdf icon PDF 96 KB

The purpose of this report is to provide information to the Council’s Corporate Parenting Committee about the Bright Spots “Your life beyond care” survey 2019 and how the Council plans to respond

9.

Independent Reviewing Officer (IRO) Annual Report 2018/19 pdf icon PDF 309 KB

This report provides quantitative and qualitative evidence relating to the IRO Services in Brent as required by statutory guidance. The report outlines the contribution of Independent Reviewing Officers (IROs) on quality assuring and improving services for Looked After Children. This report includes feedback from Looked After Children gained through consultation with Care In Action, Brent’s Children in Care Council.

10.

Children's Commissioner's 2019 Stability Index for Children In Care pdf icon PDF 122 KB

This report aims to provide information to the Council’s Corporate Parenting Committee (CPC) about findings of the annual ‘Children’s Commissioner’s 2019 Stability Index’ for Children in Care. This report contains Brent’s response to the findings and provides a summary of activities undertaken to achieve stability for looked after children in Brent. This is to provide evidence that looked after children in Brent rece

11.

Fostering Service Quarterly Report pdf icon PDF 162 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 July – 30th September 2019

12.

Adoption Six-Monthly Report pdf icon PDF 144 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.

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.