Agenda and draft minutes

Venue: COUNCIL CHAMBER

Items
No. Item

92.

Apologies for absence

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from E Davies (Youth Forum Representative)

93.

Declarations of Interest (including whipping declarations)

Members are reminded of their personal responsibility to declare any personal and prejudicial interest in respect of matters contained in this agenda in accordance with the provisions of the Local Government and Finance Act 1992 relating to Council Tax, the Local Government Act 2000, the Council’s Constitution and the Members Code of Conduct

 

Note:

 

(a)  Members are reminded that they must identify the item number and subject matter that their interest relates to and signify the nature of the personal interest and

 

(b)  Where Members withdraw from a Meeting as a consequence of the disclosure of a prejudicial interest they must notify the Chair when they leave

Minutes:

No Declarations of Interest were received.

94.

Safeguarding Board Annual Report and Plan (2018/19) pdf icon PDF 315 KB

To consider report of the Chief Officer Social Services

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Nicola Kingham introduced the report to the committee and explained that this was the first report of its kind relating to the Cwm Taf Morgannwg Regional Safeguarding Board.

 

The three key priorities were outlined for the committee before opening the item up to questions from the committee.

 

The following questions were raised by the committee and responded to in detail by the appropriate officers:

 

·         Do you feel that there is a lack of feedback from the Cwn Taf Safeguarding Board relating to this Authority

 

·         Can the issue relating to the lack of feedback from the Cwm Taf Safeguarding Board be raised with the Deputy Chief Executive

 

·         Has the inclusion of Morgannwg caused any disruption or particular issues

 

·         Page 15 of the report relates to preventing domestic abuse, however; there is no mention of mental health. Do you feel that it should have been included

 

·         Clarity was sort in relation to training and knowledge around (ACEs) Adverse Childhood Experiences

 

·         The Board Structure included in Appendix 2 is very complex, who reports to who and where do the Community Groups come into that structure

 

·         Appendix 1 tables the Board Membership and it was noted that there is no membership for the Police and Crime Commissioner, should this be amended to encourage regional links

 

·         Can the Police and Crime Commissioner be invited to sit on the Board as they are included in other Board Memberships

 

·         Are you confident that you can accomplish all the work covered under the improvements and new initiatives within the current climate of diminishing budgets

 

·         Can you provide the committee with an explanation of why you have kept the two MASH (Multi Agency Safeguarding Hubs) separate

 

Resolved that:

 

The committee note the content of the report and ask appropriate questions in relation to its implementation

95.

Young Carers Strategy pdf icon PDF 212 KB

To consider report of the Chief Officer Social Services

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Annabel Lloyd introduced the report to the committee and explained that the aim of the report is to raise awareness of what a young carer is, to highlight the authority’s duties to young carers and to provide an insight into the Estyn Thematic Report.

 

The following questions were raised by the committee and responded to in detail by the appropriate officers:

 

·         The report states a task and finish group needs to be developed, can you confirm who will be involved in this group and when will it be operational

 

·         Clarity was sought in relation to the authorities definition of a young carer

 

·         Carers Week is 10-16 June, why have there been no press releases from the authority promoting the event

 

·          Are there many young cares in the local authority yet to be identified

 

·         Can the officers confirm that there are good links between local schools and colleges so that the excellent work can be continued to support our young cares

 

·         The report states the authority current has three after-school groups does the location of these groups meet the needs of our young carers or are there accessibility needs that need to be addressed

 

Resolved that:

 

The committee receive the report and question and challenge to lead to improvements.

 

96.

Draft Forward Work Programme 2019/20 pdf icon PDF 545 KB

To consider the attached report

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Scrutiny Officer provided an update to the committee in relation to the Draft Forward Work Programme 2019/2020 and requested feedback from the committee in relation to the items included in the programme.

 

The Scrutiny Officer explained to the committee that there was space in the programme for additional items to be added.

 

It was also noted that there will be an additional item on future agendas to enable the committee to better monitor actions from previous meetings.

 

 

97.

Scrutiny Referrals, Feedback and Follow up Actions

To receive an update from the Chair

Minutes:

The Chair advised the committee that there is a joint workshop being held on 24th June and asked that members make every effort to attend.

98.

Reflection and Evaluation of Meeting

To receive an update from the Chair

Minutes:

The Chair and the Committee reflected on the issues that had been considered. 

99.

Any other business deemed urgent by the Chair

Minutes:

No other business was deemed urgent by the Chair. 

 

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