Agenda

Surrey Corporate Parenting Board - Thursday, 19 May 2022 10.00 am

Venue: Remote

Contact: Racheal Ireton  Corporate Parenting Project Manager, Surrey County Council

Items
No. Item

1.

WELCOME AND INTRODUCTIONS

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2.

MINUTES FROM THE PREVIOUS MEETING: 23 MARCH 2022

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    To agree the draft minutes as a true record of the meeting.

3.

VIEWS OF CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE ON: PLACEMENTS, SUFFICIENCY AND PERMANENCE

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    For information and awareness on the theme: Placements, Sufficiency and Permanence.

4.

SUFFICIENCY REPORT

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    Update on the progress to increase the number and proportion of Looked After Children who are able to live and be supported in Surrey.

5.

THRESHOLDS AND OUTCOMES FOR LOOKED AFTER CHILDREN

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    This report is to concentrate on Thresholds and Outcomes, and to provide any updates since the previous report written in October 2021.

6.

RECRUITMENT OF FOSTER CARERS: UPDATE ON THE ESSEX REVIEW RECOMMENDATION AND PLAN RECRUITMENT OF FOSTER CARERS

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    As part of Surrey’s Fostering sufficiency work, the Fostering Service have been asked to provide an updating report on the recruitment of foster carers within the county and also an update following the Essex review which was conducted in November 2021.

     

    This report is for information and awareness of the current situation in respect of Surrey’s in-house fostering service, i.e. foster carers approved by Surrey Children’s Service (see Annexes 1-3).

     

7.

CORPORATE PARENTING BOARD ANNUAL REPORT

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    To provide an update on the role and achievements of the Corporate Parenting Board during the period 2021-22.

     

8.

DIRECTOR FOR CORPORATE PARENTING UPDATE

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    A verbal update will provided on the following: Update on closure of Libertas.

     

    This document provides members with a regular update on key areas for the services which support the delivery of Corporate Parenting across the county. It also provides a summary of the Alerts and Escalations raised on behalf of children by the Independent Reviewing Service.

     

9.

ACHIEVING EXCELLENCE UPDATE

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    For information and awareness.

     

    Note: Report to Follow.

10.

ACTION TRACKER

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    The Board to monitor responses, actions and outcomes made at its meetings and demonstrate impact.

11.

DATE OF NEXT MEETING: 4 JULY 2022

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    The next meeting of the Board will be held on 4 July 2022 – Additional meeting.