{meta} Agenda for Lead Member for Children's and Young People's Services Briefing on Thursday, 17 December 2020, 1.00 pm

Agenda and decisions

Venue: An online Live Microsoft Teams Meeting (audio only) via the link below.

Contact: Liz Wright 

Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies for Absence

2.

Declarations of Interest

3.

Items for Decision - part one - Open to the Public -

3a

The appointment of Independent Members to the Fostering Panel

1.    Keith Hemmingway

2.    Sue Bose

3.    Sadia Khalid

4.    Sue Greenhalgh

Decision:

Salford City Council - Record of Decision

 

I, John Merry, Lead member for Children and Young People, in exercise of the powers contained within the City Council Constitution do hereby approve:

The appointment of Mr Keith Hemmingway as Fostering Panel Independent Member with effect from January 2021.

The Reasons are:

·         The Fostering Panel is required to meet the requirements of the Fostering

·         Regulations 2011 and the National Minimum Standards for Fostering Services which outlines the need for independent panel members;

·         Constitution and membership of fostering panel 23. — (1) The fostering service provider must maintain a list of persons who are considered by them to be suitable to be members of a fostering panel (“the central list”)

·         Mr Hemmingway is an experienced approved foster carer for a neighbouring Local Authority as well as a fostering “buddy” offering peer support and facilitator of a peer support group for male foster carers. Mr Hemmingway is knowledgeable on the support and training needed for foster carers as well as the needs of looked after children.

 

Options considered and rejected were:

·         This is a statutory requirement in order for the council to carry out its Fostering Agency functions. The Fostering Panel needs to meet the requirements for membership and quoracy.

Assessment of Risk:

·         No risks identified.

·         Confidentiality statement will be signed as well and discussions re conflict of interest and declaring any conflicts.

 

The source of funding is:

·         Fostering Panel budget already in place. No increase in expenditure.

 

Legal Advice obtained: No

Financial Advice obtained: No

 Procurement Advice obtained: No

HR Advice obtained: No

Climate Change Advice obtained: No

 

The following documents have been used to assist the decision process:

·         Application form

·         DBS check

·         References x 2

 

Contact Officer:        Nola Metcalfe – Fostering Panel Advisor                       

Telephone number:  07816084353

 

(Please delete from the list below any which are not relevant.)

·         This decision is subject to consideration for briefing purposes by the Lead Member for(insert portfolio) The Lead Member is supportive of the decision.

·         This decision is not subject to consideration by another Lead Member.

·         This document records a key decision which was not included in the Council’s Forward Plan and has been dealt with under the emergency procedure.

·         The decision is urgent and is not subject to call-in, in accordance with the Decision Making Procedure Rules.

·         The appropriate scrutiny to call-in the decision is the Children’s Scrutiny panel

 

 

Signed:          Councillor John Merry                             Dated:  17.12.20                                                     .

                        Lead Member

 

For Democratic Services use only

 

This decision was published on   17.12.20                                         

This decision will come in force at 4.00 p.m. on 24.12.2020                                               unless it is called-in in accordance with the Decision Making Process Rules.

 

Salford City Council - Record of Decision

 

I, John Merry, Lead member for Children and Young People, in exercise of the powers contained within the City Council Constitution do hereby approve:

The appointment of Ms Sadia Khalid as Fostering Panel Independent Member with effect from January 2021.

The Reasons are:

·         The Fostering Panel is required to meet the requirements  ...  view the full decision text for item 3a

5.

Items for Decision - Part Two- Closed to the Public

4.

Exclusion of the Public