Agenda and minutes

Corporate Parenting Panel - Wednesday, 8th June, 2022 4.30 pm

Venue: Banqueting Hall, City Hall

Contact: Jill Bell 

Items
No. Item

23.

ALTERNATE MEMBERS (Standing Order 34)

The City Solicitor will report the names of alternate Members who are attending the meeting in place of appointed Members. 

 

 (Jill Bell – 01274 434580)

24.

DISCLOSURES OF INTEREST

(Members Code of Conduct - Part 4A of the Constitution)

 

To receive disclosures of interests from members and co-opted members on matters to be considered at the meeting. The disclosure must include the nature of the interest.

 

An interest must also be disclosed in the meeting when it becomes apparent to the member during the meeting.

 

Notes:

 

(1)       Members may remain in the meeting and take part fully in discussion and voting unless the interest is a disclosable pecuniary interest or an interest which the Member feels would call into question their compliance with the wider principles set out in the Code of Conduct.  Disclosable pecuniary interests relate to the Member concerned or their spouse/partner.

 

(2)       Members in arrears of Council Tax by more than two months must not vote in decisions on, or which might affect, budget calculations, and must disclose at the meeting that this restriction applies to them.  A failure to comply with these requirements is a criminal offence under section 106 of the Local Government Finance Act 1992. 

 

(3)       Members are also welcome to disclose interests which are not disclosable pecuniary interests but which they consider should be made in the interest of clarity.

 

(4)       Officers must disclose interests in accordance with Council Standing Order 44.

 

                                                                        (Jill Bell – 01274 434580)

25.

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Recommended –

 

That the minutes of the meeting held on 12 May 20229 be signed as a correct record (attached).

 

(Jill Bell – 01274 434580)

Minutes:

Resolved –

 

That the Minutes of the meeting held on 12 May 2022 be signed as a correct record (previously circulated)

 

26.

INSPECTION OF REPORTS AND BACKGROUND PAPERS

(Access to Information Procedure Rules – Part 3B of the Constitution)

 

Reports and background papers for agenda items may be inspected by contacting the person shown after each agenda item.  Certain reports and background papers may be restricted. 

 

Any request to remove the restriction on a report or background paper should be made to the relevant Strategic Director or Assistant Director whose name is shown on the front page of the report. 

 

If that request is refused, there is a right of appeal to this meeting. 

 

Please contact the officer shown below in advance of the meeting if you wish to appeal. 

 

(Jill Bell - 01274 434580)

 

Minutes:

There were no appeals.

27.

AGENDA

 

 

Young Person led Corporate Parenting Panel

8th June 2022

16.30 to 18.30

City Hall (Banqueting Hall) 

 

 

Agenda

 

1

Introduction and welcome by Young Person

 

16:30 – 16:40

2

Feedback from March session led by Philip

1 Overseas recruitment of social workers to be explored

2 Steps will be taken to re involve children in care and care experienced young people in recruitment activity for social workers and managers

3 Children’s Services would confirm their position as to what age Bradford Council would allow young people a mobile phone while in care.    

Action from last meeting -   It was suggested that the next August meeting should be held during the day and include more young people. Perhaps a sports day would be a fun setting. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

16:40 – 16:50

3

Feedback on the new Care Leaver Entitlements and suggestions for a Young Person friendly guide.

 

16:50- 17:10

4

Break

17:10 – 17:30

5

Presentation on Savings Policy

 

 

 

17:30– 18:00

6

Discussion around effective engagement of children and young people towards the development of the Corporate Parenting Strategy

 

 

 

 

18:00 – 18:15

7

Take away themes.

18:15 – 18:30

 

Minutes:

5. Young Person led Corporate Parenting Panel

 

Action No.

Action

Person

Timing

1

Young people to let Emily Rhodes know if they are interested in being on an interview panel for social workers or managers. (see Item 5.2)

Young people

30-06-2022

2

Young people to put their names down to attend the next meeting, which will be:

·         on Wednesday 31 August

·         from 1.00pm to 4.00pm

·         at the activity centre in Baildon

(see Item 5.2)

Young people

30-06-2022

3

Philip to follow up young people’s suggestions on the new Care Leaver Entitlements document (see Item 5.3)

P Segurola

31-07-2022

4

LA to put a clear and fair savings policy in place (see Item 5.6)

H Cliffe

31-07-2022

5

Young people to send comments on the draft Corporate Parenting Strategy to Emily (see Item 5.6)

Young people

15-07-2022

6

Philip to follow up on the four priority areas identified at this meeting (see Item 5.7)

P Segurola

31-07-2022

7

Young people (15 to 19 years old) to let Emily know if they want to join the dragon boat race on 01 July 2022

Young people (15 to 19 years old)

24-06-2022

 

 

 

The meeting was led by Kelly Semantungo, Patricia (Tricia) Powers and Caitlyn Fitzgerald.

 

5.1 Introduction and welcome by Young Person

The Chairs welcomed everyone to the meeting and thanked them for attending – it was great to see so many people here.

Emily said that a team of young people had been working on the presentation for tonight’s meeting over the last few months, in between studying for their exams.  They would welcome audience participation.

Housekeeping: Everyone was reminded to silence their mobile ‘phones; move outside the room to take any urgent calls; not to talk over other people; to respect the meeting schedule and move on when the co-Chairs asked them to do so; and to speak slowly to allow time for the interpreter to translate what they said.

 

5.2 Feedback from March session led by Philip

Philip and Emily gave feedback on the three issues that they had been asked to look into at the 16 March 2022 meeting of the Young Person led Corporate Parenting Panel:

1.    Overseas recruitment of social workers to be explored

Philip said that the Council is working with two agencies that specialise in recruiting social workers from outside the UK.  It plans to recruit around thirty overseas social workers by the end of the year. 

          The Council is also working with Bradford University, which trains overseas social workers, to see whether any of their newly qualified students would like to join Bradford’s social work team.

This isn’t a perfect solution, because overseas social workers tend to leave after completing a two-year contract, but it will help to reduce the turnover in social workers.

 

2.    Steps will be taken to re-involve children in care and care experienced young people in recruitment activity for social workers and managers

Emily said  ...  view the full minutes text for item 27.