Agenda and draft minutes

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Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies for Absence

To receive any apologies for absence

Minutes:

There were no apologies received.

2.

Declarations of Interest pdf icon PDF 219 KB

To receive any declarations of interest

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest received.

3.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 83 KB

To consider the Part I minutes of the meeting held on 27 February 2020.

Minutes:

RESOLVED UNANIMOUSLY: That the Part I minutes of the meeting held on 27 February 2020 were approved.

4.

Appointments

Minutes:

None

5.

Forward Plan pdf icon PDF 65 KB

To consider the Forward Plan for the period May 2020 to August 2020.

Minutes:

Cabinet considered the contents of the Forward Plan for the next four months and noted the changes made since last published including the following amendments:

 

·         Highways Transport and Investment Programme to be added to May 2020 Cabinet.

·         The Asset Management Plan and Homeliness Strategy Action Plan Update both move from May 202 to June 2020 Cabinet.

6.

Cabinet Members' Reports

6a

Children's Centres Consultation Results - Family Hubs

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Cabinet considered the report regarding the remodelling of the early help services - Children’s Centre, Youth services and Family Resilience Teams into a integrated Family Hub model.

 

The Deputy Chairman of Cabinet, Adult Social Care, Children’s Services, Health and Mental Health informed that it was important to be able to bring this paper for full discussion at Cabinet for transparency and that he had also attended a Members briefing session at the request of the Chairman of the Adults, Children and Health Overview & Scrutiny Panel.

 

Cabinet were informed that the purpose of the report was the remodelling of the services to focus resources to work with the most vulnerable children, young people and families in RBWM who most need the help, thus strengthening families and reducing demand for statutory services.

 

The recommendations being proposed in the report were in line with the government’s Life Chances agenda and All Party Parliamentary Group report on the future of Children’s Centre’s.  There had also been a 12 week consultation period with the vast majority of residents supporting one to one support.  The report sets out the proposed changes in light of the consultation results to deliver integrated family hubs.

 

The Lead Member for Housing, Communications and Youth Engagement informed Cabinet that there had been an extensive social media campaign during the consultation period to encourage people to take part.  There had been 501 respondents to the consultation, which compared well to Buckinghamshire that was a much larger population and had 752 responses to their consultation.  There had also been a number of staff workshops to enable the staff to feedback.  He confirmed that both Lead Members had also visited the hubs and youth centres. 

 

The Lead Member for  Housing, Communications and Youth Engagement also informed that the briefing session held for Members earlier this week had also been very useful and he made reference to comments made by Cllr Story regarding the provision of services in South Ascot, as concerns had been raised amongst some residents there that they may find it difficult to access services because the nearest hub would be in Windsor, his comments would be taken on board and it was noted that the health visiting service would remain in Ascot as well as home visits.  Attention was also brought to the useful comments made by Cllr C Da Costa about remote and digital working as well as the importance of being service focused and not building focused.

 

The Lead Member for  Housing, Communications and Youth Engagement also mentioned the importance of having targeted services with the paper also showing how a number of organisations would be working together. 

 

The Director of Children’s Services addressed Cabinet and reiterated the importance of the consultation results that were summarised with the report and contained as appendix 2. Consultation had been undertaken online, 10% of results from paper respondents and focus groups had been held.  The majority said that the focus should be on one to one support focusing on families in crises.  ...  view the full minutes text for item 6a

7.

LOCAL GOVERNMENT ACT 1972 - EXCLUSION OF THE PUBLIC

To consider passing the following resolution:-

 

“That under Section 100(A)(4) of the Local Government Act 1972, the public be excluded from the remainder of the meeting whilst discussion takes place on item 8 on the grounds that they involve the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in Paragraphs 1-7 of part I of Schedule 12A of the Act"

Minutes:

RESOLVED UNANIMOUSLY: That under Section 100(A)(4) of the Local Government Act 1972, the public were excluded from the remainder of the meeting whilst discussion took place on the grounds that they involved the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in Paragraphs 1 and 3 of part I of Schedule 12A of the Act.

 

RESOLVED UNANIMOUSLY: That the Part II minutes of the meeting held on 27 February 2020 were approved.

 

8.

Minutes

To consider the Part II minutes of the meeting held on 27 February 2020.