{meta} Agenda for Lead Member for Children's and Young People's Services Briefing on Thursday, 10 January 2019, 1.00 pm

Agenda and decisions

Venue: 2nd Floor, Unity House, Civic Centre, Swinton

Contact: Helen.Oldland 

Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies for Absence

2.

Declarations of Interest

3.

Minutes of the previous meeting 6th December 2018

4.

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

4a

Appointments to the Fostering Panel pdf icon PDF 48 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

I Councillor Merry - the Lead Member for Childrens and Young People’s Services in exercise of the powers contained within the City Council constitution do hereby approve that:

The following people to be appointed to the central list for the Fostering Panel:-

David Longley

Mr Longley qualified as a Social Worker in 2000. He has worked in Hospital Social Work, Older People Teams and in the area of Sensory and Physical Disability. He served as Team Manager for Sensory Services from 2005 to 2011 and as Team Manager for the Children with Disabilities Team. He moved to be the Team Manager for Family Placement – General Fostering in 2012

The Fostering Panel is required to meet the requirements of the Fostering Regulations 2011 and the National Minimum Standards for Fostering Services.

Mr Longley has the relevant knowledge and experience to serve as a Foster Panel Member. Previously people were appointed under earlier Regulations which specified a fixed term of service. This requirement is no longer part of the Regulations so the person listed above will now be allowed to serve as a Panel member until they resign or are considered by the Agency to no longer be required as a Panel Member. Their ongoing suitability will be monitored through an annual review process.

Having a larger Central List of members to constitute each Panel minimises the risk of inquoracy

Assessment of Risk:

 As a fostering agency there is a duty to have an appropriately constituted panel in line with regulations and good practice. Fostering is highly regulated and delay from this type of reason would not be acceptable for the agency and more importantly for the child.

The source of funding is:  N/A

 Legal Advice obtained;  No

Financial Advice obtained;  No 

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

 

Contact Officer: Martin Sadler    Tel No 7852 

 

*         This decision is not subject to consideration by another Lead Member

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*         The appropriate Scrutiny Committee to call-in the decision is the Children’s Scrutiny Panel.

 

 

 

Signed:       John Merry                                          Date: 10th January 2019

 Councillor John Merry

FOR COMMITTEE SERVICES USE ONLY

 

*         This decision was published on 10th January 2019

*         This decision will come in to force at 4pm on 17th January 2019 unless it is called-in in accordance with the Decision Making Process Rules.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I, Councillor John Merry as the Lead Member for Childrens and Young People’s Services in exercise of the powers contained within the City Council constitution do hereby approve that:

The following people to be appointed to the central list for the Fostering Panel:-

Gail Liles

Ms Liles is a Practice Manager within the Fostering Service employed by Salford City Council.   She holds a B.A. Hons Degree in Applied Social Science, CQSW, Post Qualification Child Care Award and NVQ level 5 in Strategic Management.  She has worked in the field of children and families social work for 27 years. Her posts have included Leaving Care Services, Child Protection and Court  ...  view the full decision text for item 4a

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Exclusion of the Public

6.

Items for Decision - Part Two- Closed to the Public - NO ITEMS