Agenda

Venue: Online Virtual Meeting

Contact: Hannah O'Brien, Governance Officer  020 8937 1339, Email: hannah.o'brien@brent.gov.uk

Note: This meeting will now take place online. The press and public are excluded from this meeting. 

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 482 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 (CLIA) to feedback on recent activity.

8.

Feedback from Looked After Children: Outcome of the Bright Spots "Your life, your care" survey 2020 pdf icon PDF 526 KB

To provide Brent Corporate Parenting Committee with information about the ‘Your life, your care’ survey, which was carried out with looked after children and young people in November/December 2020, and how the Council is responding to the results.

9.

Independent Reviewing Officer (IRO) Annual Report 2020 - 2021 pdf icon PDF 697 KB

To provide Brent Corporate Parenting Committee with the Annual IRO report prepared by the Safeguarding and Review Service, in accordance with statutory requirements.

10.

Support for Brent's Looked After Children and Care Leavers from Afghanistan pdf icon PDF 392 KB

To provide Brent Corporate Parenting Committee with a summary of activity undertaken to support Brent’s Looked After Children (LAC) and Care Leavers who originate from Afghanistan.

11.

Brent Virtual School Annual Report pdf icon PDF 384 KB

To outline the activity of the Brent Virtual School (BVS) and the educational outcomes of Brent Council’s Looked After Children (LAC) for the academic year 2019/20 and 2020/21.

Additional documents:

12.

Brent Fostering Service Quarterly Report, Quarter 2 (July 2021 - September 2021) pdf icon PDF 666 KB

To provide Brent Corporate Parenting Committee with information 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 covers activity from 1 July – 30 September 2021.

13.

Six-Monthly Adoption Report (Quarter 1 and 2) pdf icon PDF 829 KB

To provide Brent Corporate Parenting Committee with information on the activity and progress of Adopt London West for the period 1 April 2021 – 30 September 2021.

14.

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 her representative before the meeting in accordance with Standing Order 60.