Agenda and minutes
Venue: Professional Excellence Centre, Acre Lane, Bromborough
Contact: Nancy Clarkson Children and Young People's Department
09:00 Apologies and Introductions
Minutes of the meeting held on Tuesday, 18 March 2014
Councillor T Smith (Chair), Councillor W Clements, J Hassall,
P Sheridan, S Dainty, K Podmore, G Price, M Kilcoyne, B Morgan, K Coxhead,
V Harrison, L. Loughran, I. Batman, B. Walker, J. Graham, R. Longster.
N Clarkson, S. Blevins, C. Druker and Peer Educators, K. Lloyd, T. Woodhouse.
1.0 INTRODUCTIONS and APOLOGIES
Cllr Smith welcomed the members and noted apologies had been received from Cllr C Meaden, J. Webster. D. Gornik, J. Martin, L. Davidson, T. Little.
J. Hassall informed members that due to service reviews currently being undertaken has resulted in members of staff not being able to attend to present reports as originally arranged. These service reviews are a priority across all directorates and will identify savings but the exercise will also need to ensure services are delivered in line with the Corporate Plan and the vision of the future council.
Cllr Smith also took the opportunity to introduce and welcome Bernard Walker, Chair of WSCB.
2.0 Declarations of Interest
There were no declarations of interest registered.
3.0 MINUTES OF THE LAST MEETING (21 January 2014) and ACTIONS ARISING
The minutes of the last meeting were confirmed as an accurate record of the meeting.
Action no. 5 (21 January 2014 Board meeting)
All members to submit details of OD link person to T. Woodhouse (outstanding)
Action no. 8 (21 January 2014)
IFIP update (to include case studies) to be submitted to the July Board)
Action no. 6 (19 November Board meeting).
D. Gornik and K. Coxhead to submit a report on parenting courses (to include funding sources) to the March Board (on the agenda for this meeting).
Action no. 11 (19 November Board meeting).
D. Gornik to submit an update on Targeted Services to a future Board meeting (on the agenda for this meeting).
All other actions had been completed.
4.0 CHILDREN’S WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT STRATEGY
The Board received a presentation and report on the Children’s workforce strategy from Sue Blevins which outlined the progress towards delivering the 3-year strategy and the development of a 1-year action plan which focuses on the key deliverables for the groups over the next 12 months and progress to date.
The presentation covered the launch of the learning and development event which is planned for 9 May in Acre Lane. This event would be held in conjunction with members of the Children’s Trust, and Wirral Safeguarding Children Board (WSCB) and Safeguarding Adults Partnership Board (SAPB).
S. Blevins went on to outline the aims and objectives of the briefing session being for managers to:
09:05 Declarations of Interest
09.25 Targeted Services Development - Update
09.45 Wirral Borough Parenting Course - Update
10.30 What Happens Next : Peer Educators to present work on substance misuse