Agenda, decisions and draft minutes

Scrutiny for Policies, Children and Families Committee
Friday 7th December 2018 10.00 am

Venue: Library Meeting Room, Taunton Library

Contact: Neil Milne on 01823 359045  Email: ndmilne@somerset.gov.uk

Items
No. Item

24.

Declarations of Interest

Details of all Members’ interests in District, Town and Parish Councils will be displayed in the meeting room. The Statutory Register of Member’s Interests can be inspected via the Community Governance team.

Minutes:

There were no delcarations made.

25.

Minutes from the previous meeting pdf icon PDF 70 KB

The Committee is asked to confirm the minutes are accurate.

Minutes:

The minutes of the last meeting were agreed.

26.

Public Question Time pdf icon PDF 51 KB

The Chairman will allow members of the public to ask a question or make a statement about any matter on the agenda for this meeting. These questions may be taken during the meeting, when the relevant agenda item is considered, at the Chairman’s discretion.  

Minutes:

Questions were received for agenda items and these were heard at the time the Committee considered that agenda item. Where the questioner was not able to ask the question in person the question/s were read aloud by the Council’s Monitoring Officer.

 

Item 6 – Hospital Admission for Self-harm in Somerset  ...  view the full minutes text for item 26.

27.

Scrutiny Work Programme pdf icon PDF 108 KB

To discuss any items for the forthcoming work programme. To assist the discussion, the following documents are attached:

a) – The Cabinet’s latest published forward plan;

b) – Current Work Programme for the Committee;

c) – Outcome Tracker.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Committee Chair introduced the reports that make up the work programme agenda item and the importance the Committee should attach to planning its future work.

 

The Committee then considered and noted the Cabinet’s Forward Plan of proposed key decisions in forthcoming months.

 

The Committee considered and agreed its own  ...  view the full minutes text for item 27.

28.

Annual Report of the Director of Public Health 2018 – Hospital Admissions for Self-Harm in Somerset pdf icon PDF 87 KB

To consider this report.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Committee considered this report from the Director of Public Health that provided analysis of available data to help understand the apparent high rates of self-harm in Somerset. It was explained that the picture was highly complex, with only hospital admissions being easily measurable. Such admissions were typically the result  ...  view the full minutes text for item 28.

29.

2015-2020 Somerset Local Transformation Plan for Children and Young People Emotional Health & Wellbeing

To consider this report.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Committee considered this report that explained that Somerset CCG was required by NHS England to “refresh” the 2015-2020 Somerset Local Transformation Plan (LTP) for Children & Young People’s Mental Health & Learning Disabilities (CYP MH/LD). As part of that process the CCG would work with its partners to review both its  ...  view the full minutes text for item 29.

30.

Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) update

To consider this report.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Committee considered this report that provided a summary of the activity and progress made by the Local Area Improvement Network (LAIN) and Officer led activity since the previous update, last June. Members were reminded that the progress against the SEND Strategy Outcomes were monitored through the Local Area Improvement  ...  view the full minutes text for item 30.

31.

Young Carers Service Update - Budget savings proposal CAF20 pdf icon PDF 57 KB

To consider this report.

Minutes:

The Committee considered this report that explained that Officers were identifying opportunities for greater involvement of the community and voluntary sector in Young Carers support. It was explained that following the withdrawal of the proposal submitted to the meeting of the Cabinet last September an engagement exercise was being undertaken.  ...  view the full minutes text for item 31.

32.

2019-2020 Capital Programme pdf icon PDF 157 KB

To consider this report.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Committee considered this report that set out the proposed capital programme for 2019/20. Members noted that the programme primarily related to the assets which were held or used by the Council to operate or support the services provided to Somerset residents and included such assets as Schools and Highways.  ...  view the full minutes text for item 32.

33.

Any other urgent items of business

The Chairman may raise any items of urgent business.

Minutes:

After ascertaining that there no other items of business the Chair thanked all those present for attending and closed the meeting at 13:27 wishing everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.