Agenda and minutes

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Items
No. Item

31.

WELCOME AND APOLOGIES

Apologies for absence and attendance of alternate members.

Minutes:

The Chairman welcomed all to Windsor for the Achieving for Children Joint Committee.

 

Apologies for absence were received from Councillors Hilton (RBWM), Davis, Green and White (Kingston), Hodgins (Richmond) and David Archibald. Councillors Bailey and Holt were substituting from Kingston.

32.

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST pdf icon PDF 219 KB

Members are invited to declare any disclosable pecuniary interests and

any other non-pecuniary interests (personal interests) relevant to items on

this agenda.

Minutes:

No Declarations of Interest were received.

33.

MINUTES FROM THE LAST MEETING pdf icon PDF 59 KB

To consider and approve the minutes of the meeting held on 24 June 2019.

Minutes:

RESOLVED: the minutes of the meeting held on 24 June were approved.

34.

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION

Members of the public may ask questions or make representations.

Notice of questions or representations to be submitted must be received by 12 noon on Friday 6th December 2019. Please email to Shilpa.manek@rbwm.gov.uk

Minutes:

No questions or representations had been received.

35.

APPROVAL OF AFC BUSINESS PLAN - REPORT pdf icon PDF 286 KB

Joint Committee approves the draft business plan for Achieving for Children, from 2020 to 2024 as required by Reserved Matter 13.

Minutes:

Ian Dodds, Managing Director, Achieving for Children, informed the Committee that they had seen the framework for the business plan at the last meeting. All comments made at the last meeting had been taken on board and additional actions had been added. The draft business plan included the changed position, less focus on growth and commercial development and a greater focus on the services it provided in Kingston, Richmond and RBWM. This was reflected in the shape of the business plan with an overarching introduction and a statement of what AfC would look like as a company by 2024 and then a separate section on what AfC would deliver for the three commissioning councils plus a separate section specific to each council, each based on the councils’ corporate objectives set out in their corporate plans. This was the second business plan for AfC, first one was until 2017-18 and then an interim one was in place. This would be published in March 2020 and would be active from April 2020. There were no further comments from the Committee.

 

RESOLVED Unanimously: Joint Committee approved the draft business plan for Achieving for Children, from 2020 to 2024 as required by Reserved Matter 13.

36.

RESERVED MATTERS TAKEN SINCE LAST MEETING - VERBAL

Minutes:

Ian Dodds, Managing Director, Achieving for Children, informed the Committee that no reserved matters had been taken since the last meeting.

37.

TRADING UPDATE - REPORT pdf icon PDF 75 KB

The Joint Committee notes the income generated by Achieving for Children through its business development activities, and the potential opportunities to generate further income in 2020/21.

Minutes:

Ian Dodds, Managing Director, Achieving for Children, informed the Committee that a trading update was provided to every joint committee explaining the contracts that AfC had won and the funding submitted. Since the last meeting, no new contracts had been taken on by AfC. There were some applications for grant funding that had been submitted and these had been included in the report. Where funding was specific to a local authority area, this was specified in the table, Kingston in this instance.

 

RESOLED Unanimously: The Joint Committee noted the income generated by Achieving for Children through its business development activities, and the potential opportunities to generate further income in 2020/21.

38.

UPDATE ON RICHMOND/KINGSTON RECOMMISSIONING PROCESS - VERBAL

Minutes:

Sarah Ireland, Director of Corporate and Commercial, Kingston, provided an update to the Committee informing them that both Kingston and Richmond had contract extensions coming up in March 2021. Both councils needed to give one year’s notice if they were going to change that. Both councils had reports going through the system now. The options were to re-enact the contract extension with some changes to specifications, a different contract or not to re-enact and look at a shared service. The decision will be made at Kingston this week and Richmond the following week and then other partners would be informed of the decision once taken. Sarah Ireland confirmed that the recommendation for Kingston was to extend with different specifications and a review of governance arrangements going forward.

39.

AOB

The Joint Committee to raise any other business.

Minutes:

No other business was discussed.

40.

DATE OF FUTURE MEETINGS

The Joint Committee to note the agree the dates of future meetings.

Minutes:

The clerk advised the Committee that the date was to be confirmed.