{meta} Agenda for Lead Member for Children's and Young People's Services Briefing on Thursday, 26 September 2019, 1.00 pm

Agenda and decisions

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

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

Appointments to Fostering Panel pdf icon PDF 47 KB

Additional documents:

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:

 

Annie Clarkson to be appointed to the central list for the fostering panel

    

Annie Clarkson is suitable for this role as she is a qualified social worker. She is also  practice manager with the fostering team in Salford. She has a good understanding of child development, safeguarding and issues involved when assessing adults as foster carers and when foster carers go on to adopt children. 

 

Annie understands how panels work and the role of panel within the decision making process.

 

Annie understands what is required from a good assessment of adults wanting  to care for children. She has direct knowledge of fostering through her work as Practice Manager

 

 

Assessment of Risk:

 

As a fostering agency there is a duty to have an appropriately constituted panel in line with regulations and good practice. If panel does not have the required number of independent members then it cannot proceed on the day and the work of the fostering agency would be delayed. 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:  

 

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 matter is also subject to consideration by the Assistant Mayor for   and, accordingly, has been referred to that Assistant Mayor for a decision.

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*           This decision is not subject to consideration by another Assistant Mayor.

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*           This document records a key decision, but the matter was not included in the Council's Forward Plan and it has been dealt with under the emergency procedure.

*           This decision is urgent and is not subject to call-in, in accordance with paragraph 5 of the Decision Making Procedure Rules

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

 

 

 

 

FOR COMMITTEE SERVICES USE ONLY

 

*           This decision was published on 26.09.19.

*           This decision will come in force on03.10.19  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:

 

Emma Parkinson to be appointed to the central list for the fostering panel

    

Emma Parkinson is suitable for this role as she is a qualified social worker. She is also  practice manager with the fostering team in Salford. She has a good understanding of child development, safeguarding and issues involved when assessing adults as foster carers and when foster carers go on to adopt children.  ...  view the full decision text for item 3a

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Exclusion of the Public

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Items for Decision - Part Two- Closed to the Public - no items