Adult Social Care, Children's Services and Education Committee 05-NOV-2015

5 November 2015 at 6:30pm in the Council Chamber

Civic Offices, Bridge Street, Reading RG1 2LU

Committee Administrator(s)

Richard Woodford. Contact Committee Services Team

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Attachments

pdf icon Agenda [92kb]

pdf icon All papers [3Mb]

Agenda

ItemDescriptionWards affectedReport

1.

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

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

  

2.

MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE ADULT SOCIAL CARE, CHILDREN'S SERVICES AND EDUCATION COMMITTEE HELD ON 29 JUNE 2015

 pdf icon Item 2 [84kb]

3.

MINUTES OF OTHER BODIES -

Children's Trust Partnership Board - 8 July 2015 and 14 October 2015

 pdf icon Item 3 [83kb]

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.

  

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.

  

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.

SAFEGUARDING ACTIVITY REPORT - APRIL- AUGUST 2015

A report providing the Committee with an update of the key activity areas from April 2015 to August 2015.

 pdf icon Item 7 [166kb]

8.

CHILDREN'S SOCIAL CARE RECRUITMENT AND RETENTION - PROGRESS REPORT

A report providing the Committee with an outline of the actions already taken and plans to improve recruitment and retention of Children's Social Care staff.

BOROUGHWIDEpdf icon Item 8 [52kb]

9.

READING BOROUGH COUNCIL PREVENTION OF NEGLECT ACTION PLAN

A report detailing the manner in which Reading Borough Council will address the harm experienced by children and young people as the result of neglect.

BOROUGHWIDEpdf icon Item 9 [305kb]

10.

FIRST QUARTER REPORT - CHILDREN'S SERVICES IMPROVEMENT BOARD

A report providing the Committee with a view of the progress made by the Children's Services Improvement Board since July 2015.

BOROUGHWIDEpdf icon Item 10 [62kb]

11.

ANNUAL COMPLAINTS REPORT 2014 - 2015 FOR CHILDREN'S SOCIAL CARE

A report providing the Committee with an overview of complaints activity and performance for Children's Social Care for the period from 1 April 2014 to 31 March 2015.

BOROUGHWIDEpdf icon Item 11 [102kb]

12.

READING LOCAL SAFEGUARDING CHILDREN BOARD ANNUAL REPORT

A report presenting the Committee with the Reading Local Safeguarding Children Board Annual Report.

BOROUGHWIDEpdf icon Item 12 [949kb]

13.

SCRUTINY REVIEW INTO THE INCREASE IN MENTALLY ILL ABSCONDERS FROM PSYCHIATRIC HOSPITALS

A report presenting the findings of scrutiny work carried out by a task-and-finish group set up by the Committee at its meeting on 29 June 2015, to look at the increase in mentally ill absconders from psychiatric hospitals and in particular from Prospect Park Psychiatric Hospital in Reading.

BOROUGHWIDEpdf icon Item 13 [183kb]

14.

Learning Disability Transformation Programme - update

A report providing the Committee with an update on the progress of the Learning Disability Transformation work, and to explain the key elements of the project.

BOROUGHWIDEpdf icon Item 14 [111kb]

15.

IMPROVING DAY OPPORTUNITIES IN READING

A report providing the Committee with an update on the day services improvement programme in Reading and seeking the Committee's approval to proceed to the next phase.

BOROUGHWIDEpdf icon Item 15 [225kb]

16.

CARE ACT IMPLEMENTATION UPDATE - NOVEMBER 2015

A report providing the Committee with a reminder summary of the 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 and an update on the timings of the Funding Reform changes (Phase 2 of the Act).

BOROUGHWIDEpdf icon Item 16 [129kb]

17.

READING INTEGRATION UPDATE/BETTER CARE FUND IMPLEMENTATION

A report providing the Committee with a half year progress report and the opportunity to plan for the Better Care Fund 2016/17

BOROUGHWIDEpdf icon Item 17 [56kb]

18.

DELAYED TRANSFERS OF CARE UPDATE

A report aimed at ensuring the Committee are fully aware of the local performance relating to Delayed Transfers of care and describing the challenges to both Health and Social Care from the anticipated impact of winter pressures to ensure a shared understanding of the anticipated pressures.

BOROUGHWIDEpdf icon Item 18 [38kb]

19.

CHARLES CLORE COURT SAVINGS PROPOSAL

A report outlining the proposal for savings available from Charles Clore Court from restructuring and outsourcing.

SOUTHCOTEpdf icon Item 19 [130kb]

20.

AUDIT OF ADULT SAFEGUARDING PRACTICE AND PERFORMANCE

A report providing the Committee with a summary of the findings of an audit of the Adult Safeguarding function commissioned in order to measure compliance with both Safeguarding Adults policies and procedures as defined in the Care Act 2014, and with local policies and procedures of the West of Berkshire Safeguarding Adults Board.

BOROUGHWIDEpdf icon Item 20 [28kb]

21.

Adult Social Care Transformation Programme - Policy Implications

A report highlighting those areas where implementation of the Adult Social Care Transformation Programme currently underway requires Officers to implement a change of current practice in relation to existing policies, and to give early indication of instances where policy change may be required.

BOROUGHWIDEpdf icon Item 21 [46kb]

22.

READING'S AUTISM STRATEGY AND ACTION PLAN

A report presenting Reading's Autism Strategy, a document developed by a range of local partners that sets out the plans to improve support for children, young people and adults with autism in the Borough.

BOROUGHWIDEpdf icon Item 22 [512kb]

23.

RAISING EDUCATIONAL ACHIEVEMENT IN READING - STRATEGY UPDATE

A report providing the Committee with an update on the feedback from the Boroughwide consultation process on Raising Educational Achievement in Reading, highlighting the changes suggested and setting out the steps required to begin to implement the three year strategy and asking the Committee to approve the strategy and implementation plan.

BOROUGHWIDEpdf icon Item 23 [687kb]

24.

SCHOOL PLACES

A short presentation to update the Committee on the progress of school construction across the Borough.

BOROUGHWIDEpdf icon Item 24 [2Mb]

25.

SCHOOL PERFORMANCE 2014/15

A report looking at the provisional performance of schools in the Borough for the academic year 2014-15 at the five Key Stages.

BOROUGHWIDEpdf icon Item 25 [379kb]
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