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North Wales Market Stability Report

Meeting: 28/07/2022 - Social & Health Care Overview & Scrutiny Committee (Item 15)

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That the North Wales Market Stability Report 2022 be approved.


The Chief Officer (Social Services) presented the report and provided background information and context.


The Senior Manager - Safeguarding and Commissioning drew attention to the information provided in sections 1.05 and 1.06 of the report.


The Chair thanked the Chief Officer for a detailed and informative report which she said was of a very high standard and asked that the Committee’s thanks be passed to Emma Murphy, Dawn Holt and Marianne Lewis who had co-produced the report. 


The Chair commented on the high number of out-of-county placements in Flintshire as referred to in page 232 of the report.  The Chief Officer commented on the population size in Flintshire and the additional pressures as a result of being a border county.  He also referred to the challenges that could arise due to cultures and behaviours.  He gave reassurance that the total number of Children Looked After were not as high as other authorities in Wales due to the good preventative services in place in Flintshire.  


Councillor Dave Mackie commented on the financial pressures faced by some care home providers in Flintshire.


The recommendation in the report was moved by Councillor David Mackie and seconded by Councillor Gladys Healey.




That the North Wales Market Stability Report 2022 be approved.