Agenda

Surrey Corporate Parenting Board - Thursday, 4 August 2022 10.00 am

Venue: Remote

Contact: Racheal Ireton / Amelia Christopher  Corporate Parenting Project Manager, Surrey County Council / Committee Manager, Surrey County Council

Items
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1.

WELCOME AND INTRODUCTIONS

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2.

MINUTES FROM THE PREVIOUS MEETINGS: 23 MARCH 2022, 19 MAY 2022, 4 JULY 2022

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

3.

VIEWS OF CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE ON: OPPORTUNITIES TO ACCESS LEISURE, CULTURE AND LIFE SKILLS ACTIVITIES

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    For information and awareness on the theme: Opportunities to Access Leisure, Culture and Life Skills Activities.

     

4.

UPDATE ON THE LOCAL OFFER AND CARE COVENANT

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    To confirm the activity in respect of the Care Leavers Local Offer and development of the Care Leavers Covenant within Surrey. It is being presented for information only.

     

5.

LEISURE ENHANCED OFFER FOR LOOKED AFTER CHILDREN AND CARE LEAVERS

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    This report outlines how Surrey's Fostering Service meets the duties outlined in Standard 7 of the National Minimum Standards [NMS] for Fostering Services. 

6.

PROMOTING LEISURE OUTCOMES

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    ·         To understand how provision and access to leisure activities by Surrey C&YP with care experience is rooted in communities.

    ·         To understand how services are contributing to improved outcomes, promote wellbeing and a sense of identity in C&YP with care experience. 

    ·         To identify good practice and evidence of effective work to promote positive outcomes for young people in and leaving care.

     

7.

UPDATE ON FINANCIAL INDEPENDENCE OF LOOKED AFTER CHILDREN

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    ·         To provide an update and summarise supporting children and care leavers to have financial independence.

    ·         To consider whether there are gaps in practice and what can be done to address this.

     

8.

ADOPTION SOUTH EAST ANNUAL REPORT 2021/22

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    The Adoption South East Annual Report 2021/22 is provided to the Board for information.

9.

DIRECTOR FOR CORPORATE PARENTING UPDATE

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    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.

     

10.

ACHIEVING EXCELLENCE - IMPROVEMENT UPDATE REPORT

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    ·         This Improvement Update is being provided to the Corporate Parenting Board primarily for information and awareness of the various transformation projects and improvement activity currently underway across Surrey’s Children’s Services.

    ·         As agreed at an earlier meeting, the content of this report is now more focused on corporate parenting services supporting children in care and care leavers however some key updates across other parts of children’s services are included where relevant. Further information can be provided on any of the information included in this report.

     

11.

ACTION TRACKER

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

12.

DATE OF NEXT MEETING: 29 SEPTEMBER 2022

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    The next meeting of the Board will be held on 29 September 2022.