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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.


Apologies for absence and clarification of alternate members


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.


Deputations (if any)


Minutes of the previous meeting pdf icon PDF 91 KB

To approve the minutes of the previous meeting held 30 October 2019 as a correct record.


Matters arising (if any)

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


Update from Care In Action Representatives

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


Findings of Ofsted Focused Visit to Review Arrangements for Care Leavers pdf icon PDF 91 KB

The report provides a summary of findings of a recent Ofsted Focused Visit on care leavers, which took place on 13th and 14th November 2019. The report also draws attention to learning points and actions taken following the Focused Visit.


Additional documents:


Health Annual Report of Looked After Children - 2018/19 pdf icon PDF 885 KB

This is the sixth Looked After Children (LAC) Annual Report provided to NHS Brent Clinical Commissioning Group (BCCG) written in response to the statutory guidance, ‘Promoting the health and well-being of looked-after children’ (2015).

It covers the period from 1st  April 2018 to 31st March 2019. The LAC Annual Report forms part of Brent CCGs assurance arrangements, in relation to Looked After Children and wider Safeguarding Children arrangements. The report includes information about service performance and sets out the objectives and priorities for the coming year.


Emotional and Mental Health of Looked After Children

This item will be a presentation during the meeting.


Fostering Service Quarterly Report, Quarter 3 (Oct 2019-Dec 2019) pdf icon PDF 471 KB

This report provides 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 details the activity of Brent’s fostering service from 1st October – 31st December 2019.


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.