Agenda and minutes

Venue: COUNCIL CHAMBER

Items
No. Item

488.

Ymddiheuriadau am absenoldeb / Apologies for Absence

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillor G Jones and Tanya Skinner Co-opted Member.

489.

Datgan buddiant (yn cynnwys datganiadau chwipio) / Declarations of Interest (including whipping declarations)

Minutes:

No Declarations of Interest were made.

490.

Camfanteisio'n Rhywiol ar Blant (TAU) Cynllun Gweithredu Diogelu / Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) Safeguarding Action Plan pdf icon PDF 298 KB

I ystyried adroddiad y Prif Swyddog Gwasanaethau Cymdeithasol

To consider report of the Chief Officer Social Services

 

Minutes:

The Chair welcomed Alex Beckham to the Meeting.

 

The Committee were referred to the ‘Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) Safeguarding Action Plan’ report.

 

A Member advised that this report had also been considered by the Social Services Scrutiny Committee where there had been considerable debate.

 

Councillor L Mytton entered the Meeting at 4.37 pm.

 

The following questions were then raised on the report and were responded to by the Officers:

 

·         Action Plan – Paragraph 2.3 – How do we know that there is an effective transition process in place – Who says that it is effective – How do we know people are not falling through the net

·         Paragraph 4.1 –Who sits on the Corporate Safeguarding Reference Group and who do they report to – Is there anyone from the Drug and Alcohol abuse team on the Panel

·         How confident are the Officers that self- assessment is working properly

 

Resolved that:

 

The Scrutiny comments on the recommendations that are outstanding and ongoing actions are remitted to Corporate Safeguarding Reference Group in order for effective monitoring and reporting to Scrutiny in a regular basis.

491.

Perfformiad Blynyddol - Newid Busnes / Performance Report - Business Change pdf icon PDF 303 KB

I ystyried adroddiad y Dirprwy Brif Weithredwr

To consider report of the Deputy Chief Executive

 

Minutes:

The Chair welcomed Andrew Mogford to the Meeting.

 

Andrew Mogford led the Committee through the ’Performance Report: Organisational Support – Business Change Strategy’.

 

The following questions were raised by the Committee and were responded to in detail by Councillor P Williams and the Officers:

 

·         Are PriceWaterhouseCoopers still involved in Business Change

·         Are we satisfied that we had value for money from the engagement with PriceWaterhouseCoopers

·         Will the Councillors have sight of comparison figures that showed value for money

 

Councillor P Williams advised that he would come back to the Committee on this matter

 

·         Paragraph 6.1 – Business Change Strategy – How robust is the judgement and who has challenged on the judgement

·         Corporate Strategies – Who else challenges – How often are they updated – When will Scrutiny have an update of Strategies on a page

·         Paragraph 3.3 – Business Change – Is there a live action plan that reflects what is going on across the Authority at any given time – If yes is Scrutiny able to access this

 

Andrew Mogford advised that he would come back to the Committee on this matter.

 

Resolved that:

 

The judgements and evaluations be noted.

492.

Performance Report (Corporate Plan) Preparation for the Wellbeing Duty, Wellbeing of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015 pdf icon PDF 171 KB

I ystyried adroddiad y Prif Weithredwr

To consider report of the Chief Executive

 

Minutes:

The Chair welcomed Ewan McWilliams to the Meeting.

 

Ewan McWilliams referred the Committee to the ‘Performance Report – Corporate Plan – Preparation for the Wellbeing Duty, Wellbeing of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015’.

 

Councillor P Williams also referred to the Wellbeing of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015.

 

The following questions were then raised by the Committee and were responded to by Councillor P Williams and the Officers.

 

·         How do the Officers perceive the levels of consultation being undertaken

·         What mechanisms are in place

·         Difficulties for Officers and Councillors

·         How to get face to face contact

·         The practicality of the Act

·         What training will be provided

·         How effective is the Cwm Taf Hub – Do we have any feedback – Is there a cost

·         What is the cost to engage with everyone – Is it sustainable – Who will be undertaking the core work

 

Resolved that:

 

The preparation for the Wellbeing Duty be noted.

 

 

493.

Y diweddaraf am y Gr?p Gorchwyl a Gorffen - Defnyddio Cwmnïau Adennill Dyled Allanol / Task and Finish Group Update - Use of External Debt Recovery Companies pdf icon PDF 580 KB

I ystyried yr adroddiad amgaeëdig / To consider the attached report

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Chair referred the Committee to the ‘Use of External Debt Recovery Companies’ report together with a leaflet that had been produced by the Authority giving advice in relation to paying Council Tax.

 

Resolved that:

 

(a)  The content of the report be noted

(b)  A copy of the report be provided to the Portfolio Member for Governance and Corporate Services and to the Chief Executive for information

494.

Cyfeiriadau Craffu, Adborth a Gweithredu Dilynol / Scrutiny Referrals, Feedback and Follow up Actions

Minutes:

There was no update on this item.

495.

Myfyrio ar y Cyfarfod a'i Gwerthuso / Reflection and Evaluation of Meeting

Derbyn diweddariad oddi wrth y Cadeirydd / To receive an update from the Chair.

Minutes:

The Chair and the Committee reflected on the issues that had been discussed at the Meeting.

496.

Rhaglenni Gwaith Pwyllgor Craffu 2016-17 / Scrutiny Work Programme 2016-17 pdf icon PDF 138 KB

I ystyried yr adroddiad amgaeëdig / To consider the attached report

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Committee considered and agreed the Committee Work Programme.

497.

Unrhyw Fater Arall y mae'r Cadeirydd yn ei ystyried yn Bwysig / Any other business deemed urgent by the Chair

Minutes:

The Chair advised that there was no business deemed urgent.

 

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