Agenda and decisions

Monday 13th May 2019 10.00 am

Venue: Library Meeting Room - Taunton

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No. Item


Declarations of Interest

Details of Cabinet Member 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 from the meeting held on 11 March 2019 pdf icon PDF 145 KB


Public Question Time

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Future Support Arrangements for Young Carers pdf icon PDF 2 MB

To consider the report.


The Cabinet agreed:


  1. That £120,000 of the £248,000 of the budget available is used to commission support for young carers who have more complex challenges through the Level 3 adolescent support services.
  2. That £53,000 of the £248,000 available is used as a grant scheme plus its administration cost, to be utilised to run locality-based support groups for all young carers to access.
  3. That £75,000 of the £248,000 available is used to develop a “community alliance” building capacity and infrastructure by increasing community resources, skills and knowledge to meet support needs locally where appropriate and maximise social value by assisting outside agencies and partners in securing additional funding and resources from other sources.
  4. That the Director of Children’s Services is authorised to take forward all necessary actions in order to support the delivery of the above recommendations.



County Council Business Plan 2019+ pdf icon PDF 143 KB

To consider the report.

Additional documents:



The Somerset Children and Young Peoples Plan 2019-2022 pdf icon PDF 157 KB

To consider the report.


The Cabinet:


  • Approved ‘Our Plan’ – Somerset’s Plan for Children, Young People & Families 2019 – 2022


  • Recommended Full Council to endorse ‘Our Plan’ – Somerset’s Plan for Children, Young People & Families 2019 – 2022


  • Requested that relevant partner agencies (as set out in S11 Children Act 2004) formerly endorse the plan through their executive arrangements



Any other urgent items of business

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