Agenda

Venue: Virtual

Contact: Hannah O'Brien, Governance Officer  020 8937 1339, Email: hannah.o'brien@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 108 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 Representatives

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

8.

Responding to Health Needs of Looked After Children

To receive a presentation from the Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) regarding responding to health needs of Looked After Children (LAC).

9.

Independent Reviewing Officer (IRO) Annual Report 2019/20 pdf icon PDF 291 KB

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

10.

Fostering Service Quarterly Report, Quarter 3 (October 2020-December 2020) pdf icon PDF 192 KB

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, in accordance with standard 25.7 of the Fostering National Minimum Standards (2011). The report details the activity of Brent’s fostering service from 1 October to 21 December 2020.

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.