Adult Social Care, Children's Services and Education Committee 04-MAR-2015

04 March 2015 at 18:30 in Council Chamber

Council Chamber, Civic Offices, Bridge Street, Reading RG1 2LU

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Agenda

ACE Committee Agenda
ItemActionWards AffectedReport
1.

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

Councillors to declare any disclosable pecuniary interests they may have in relation to the items for consideration.

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2.MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE ADULT SOCIAL CARE, CHILDREN'S SERVICES AND EDUCATION COMMITTEE HELD ON 6 NOVEMBER 2014 -pdf icon Item 2 [86kb]
3.

MINUTES OF OTHER BODIES

Children's Trust Partnership Board - 21 January 2015

 -pdf icon Item 3 [71kb]
4.

PETITIONS

Petitions submitted pursuant to Standing Order 36 in relation to matters falling within the Committee's Powers & Duties which have been received by Head of Legal & Democratic Services no later than four clear working days before the meeting.

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5.

QUESTIONS FROM MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC AND COUNCILLORS

Questions submitted pursuant to Standing Order 36 in relation to matters falling within the Committee's Powers & Duties which have been submitted in writing and received by the Head of Legal & Democratic Services no later than four clear working days before the meeting.

 -pdf icon Item 5 [18kb]
6.

DECISION BOOK REFERENCES

To consider any requests received by the Monitoring Officer pursuant to Standing Order 42, for consideration of matters falling within the Committee's Powers & Duties which have been the subject of Decision Book reports.

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7.

SUMMARY REPORT - WEST OF BERKSHIRE SAFEGUARDING ADULTS PARTNERSHIP BOARD ANNUAL REPORT 2013-14

A report is to providing the Committee with a summary of the information contained within the West of Berkshire Safeguarding Adults Partnership Board (SAPB) Annual Report 2013-14.

BOROUGHWIDEpdf icon Item 7 [559kb]
8.

CARE ACT IMPLEMENTATION FROM APRIL 2015

A report summarizing how Reading's Adult Social Care Service will change from April 2015 to meet the new duties set out in the Care Act 2014 ("the Act") and apply the discretionary powers conferred on the local authority by the Act.

BOROUGHWIDEpdf icon Item 8 [2Mb]
9.

READING'S MARKET POSITION STATEMENT

This report presents the final version of Reading's Market Position Statement, following consultation with providers across the statutory, private and voluntary sectors, service users and carers on the draft document.

BOROUGHWIDEpdf icon Item 9 [998kb]
10.

ETHICAL CARE CHARTER

A report providing the Committee with an update of the work undertaken to implement the provisions of UNISON's Ethical Care Charter.

BOROUGHWIDEpdf icon Item 10 [34kb]
11.

OLDER PEOPLE'S DAY SERVICES IN READING

A report providing the Committee with an update on the day services improvement programme in Reading following the reports submitted to Adult Social Care Children's Services and Education (ACE) Committee in July 2013 and November 2013.

BOROUGHWIDEpdf icon Item 11 [116kb]
12.

SAFEGUARDING ACTIVITY REPORT - QUARTER 3 (SEPTEMBER 14 - DECEMBER 14)

A report providing the Committee with an update of the key activity areas for Quarter 3 (September 2014 to December 2014) within Children's Social Care as reported through internal performance reporting which is updated on a month by month basis.

BOROUGHWIDEpdf icon Item 12 [59kb]

13.

MULTI AGENCY SAFEGUARDING HUB - PROJECT UPDATE

A report providing the Committee with an update on the progress being made in developing the co-located Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH).

BOROUGHWIDEpdf icon Item 13 [52kb]
14.

TROUBLED FAMILIES PROGRAMME

A report providing the Committee with an update on the  Troubled Families Programme.

BOROUGHWIDEpdf icon Item 14 [48kb]
15.

READING BOROUGH COUNCIL'S RESPONSE TO CHILD SEXUAL EXPLOITATION - UPDATE

A report providing the Committee with an update and opportunity to scrutinise progress made by Reading Borough Council Children's Services and key partners in respect of Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) following the report presented to ACE in 6 November 2014 and asking the Committee to approve the CSE strategy and receive further reports on progress.

BOROUGHWIDEpdf icon Item 15 [176kb]
16.

FEMALE GENITAL MUTILATION

A report appraising the Committee on what will be in place to prevent, combat and tackle Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) in Reading following a review by the Berkshire Local Safeguarding Children's Boards.

BOROUGHWIDEpdf icon Item 16 [62kb]
17.

PROPOSED FOSTER CARER ALLOWANCES AND POST ORDER SUPPORT PAYMENTS SCHEDULE

A report seeking approval of the new Foster Carer Allowances from 1 April 2015 and approval of the Post Order Support Payments Schedule and the associated Means Testing process from 1 April 2015 and to align theshort breaks, respite care and day care hourly rates in line with the living wage as part of the ethical care charter from the date of implementation.

BOROUGHWIDEpdf icon Item 17 [95kb]
18.

HEALTH VISITOR SERVICE TRANSFER

A report setting out the proposed contracting arrangements for the Health Visiting and Family Nurse Partnership Service and seeking a delegation for the Council to enter into these contracts from 1 October 2015.

BOROUGHWIDEpdf icon Item 18 [70kb]
19.

SCRUTINY REVIEW INTO UNDERPERFORMING GROUPS

A report introducing the output of scrutiny work undertaken by this Committee during 2014, to look at the reasons why some schools are more effective at narrowing achievement gap for disadvantaged groups.

BOROUGHWIDEpdf icon Item 19 [123kb]
20.

READING STANDING ADVISORY COUNCIL ON RELIGIOUS EDUCATION - ANNUAL REPORT

The Reading Standing Advisory Council on Religious Education Annual Report 2014.

BOROUGHWIDEpdf icon Item 20 [2Mb]
21.

EDUCATION PROGRESS - UPDATE

A report outlining the steps already taken by the Council to improve the effectiveness of its School Improvement Services following a focussed inspection by OfSTED and a peer review requested by the Council which took place in January 2015.

BOROUGHWIDEpdf icon Item 21 [116kb]

 

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