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Adult Social Care, Children's Services and Education Committee 29-JUN-2015

29 June 2015 at 6:30pm in the Council Chamber

Civic Offices, Bridge Street, Reading RG1 2LU

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pdf icon All Papers [4Mb]

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 4 MARCH 2015pdf icon Item 2 [97kb]
3. 

MINUTES OF OTHER BODIES - 

Children's Trust Partnership Board - 1 April 2015

-pdf icon Item 3 [48kb]
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.

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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.

  
7.

RAISING EDUCATIONAL ACHIEVEMENT IN READING CONSULTATION UPDATE

A report providing the Committee with an update on the consultation process which is underway with schools and the public.

BOROUGHWIDEpdf icon Item 7 [2Mb]
8.

SAFEGUARDING ACTIVITY REPORT & IMPROVEMENT PRIORITIES - QUARTER 4

A report providing the Committee with an update of the key activity areas for Quarter 4 (January 2015 to March 2015) within Children's Social Care and reflecting developments required, as identified by a number of reviews, which have been carried out recently and external audits to inform improvement priorities, future practice and service deliveries.

BOROUGHWIDEpdf icon Item 8 [649kb]
9.

LOOKED AFTER CHILDREN'S SUFFICIENCY STRATEGY 2015-2017

A report presenting the Looked After Children's Sufficiency Strategy 2015-2017 that sets outsets out how Reading Borough Council will fulfil its "sufficiency" responsibility to ensure as far as is reasonably practicable, that the placement and accommodation needs of Reading Looked After Children and Care Leavers are met locally.

BOROUGHWIDE

pdf icon Item 9 Rpt [1Mb]

pdf icon Item 9 App A [657kb]

pdf icon Item 9 App3 [60kb]

10.

CREATING A SINGLE PATHWAY TO EARLY HELP SERVICES

A report asking the Committee to endorse the development of the access point and referral process for Early Help Services by creating a single pathway for this support.

BOROUGHWIDEpdf icon Item 10 [36kb]
11.

TROUBLED FAMILIES PROGRAMME

A report providing the Committee with an overview of the expansion of the Government's national programme from 2015-2020 and the implications for the Reading Troubled Families Programme and recommendations for the way the Payment By Results financial contribution from the Department for Communities and Local Government is used to improve outcomes for families in Reading.

BOROUGHWIDEpdf icon Item 11 [1022kb]
12.

READING YOUTH JUSTICE PLAN 2015/16

A report asking the Committee to agree the annual Youth Justice Plan.

BOROUGHWIDEpdf icon Item 12 [536kb]
13.

READING CHILDREN'S TRUST CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE'S PLAN 2015-2018

A report presenting for endorsement the latest Children and Young People's Plan (2015-18) which sets out the expectations the Trust has in priority areas identified as issues for children and families in Reading.

BOROUGHWIDEpdf icon Item 13 [244kb]
14.

REVIEW OF THE INTEGRATION OF ADULT MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES IN READING

A report setting out the results of a review of the secondment of local authority Adults Mental Health staff into the Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, based on the findings of a review into resulting outcomes for service users/carers and budget impacts.

BOROUGHWIDEpdf icon Item 14 [332kb]
15.

INCREASE IN MENTALLY ILL ABSCONDERS - ESTABLISHMENT OF TASK AND FINISH GROUP

A report recommending that the Committee, as the Council's health scrutiny body, set up a Task and Finish Group to investigate the recently reported issue of an increase in mentally ill absconders from psychiatric hospitals and in particular from Prospect Park Psychiatric Hospital in Reading.

BOROUGHWIDEpdf icon Item 15 [25kb]
16.

CARE ACT IMPLEMENTATION - UPDATE

An information report providing the Committee with a summary of the new duties set out in the Care Act 2014 and Reading's Adult Social Care Service response and performance against them in relation to those parts of the Act which came into effect from April 2015.

BOROUGHWIDEpdf icon Item 16 [211kb]
17.

PROGRESS REPORT ON THE BETTER CARE FUND

An information report to inform the Committee about the progress to date on the Better Care Fund.

BOROUGHWIDEpdf icon Item 17 [241kb]
18.

DELAYED TRANSFER OF CARE

An information report to provide the Committee with an update of Reading's performance relating to Delayed Transfers of Care (DTOC) from the acute hospital setting.

BOROUGHWIDEpdf icon Item 18 [20kb]

 

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