Agenda and decisions

Venue: Remote attendance meeting

Contact: Margaret Parry-Jones 01352 702427  Email: margaret.parry-jones@flintshire.gov.uk

Media

Items
No. Item

2.

Declarations of Interest (Including Whipping Declarations)

To receive any Declarations and advise Members accordingly.

Additional documents:

Decision:

None.

3.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 87 KB

To confirm as a correct record the minutes of the meeting held on 27 May 2021.

Additional documents:

Decision:

That the minutes be approved as a correct record and signed by the Chair.

4.

Forward Work Programme and Action Tracking pdf icon PDF 82 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

(a)       That the Forward Work Programme be noted;

 

(b)       That the Facilitator, in consultation with the Chair of the Committee be authorised to vary the Forward Work Programme between meetings, as the need arises; and

 

(c)       That the Committee notes the progress made in completing the outstanding actions.

5.

Social Services Director's Annual Report pdf icon PDF 87 KB

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Decision:

That the final report, which includes the key developments of the past year an priorities for next year, be approved. 

 

6.

Early Years pdf icon PDF 191 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

(a)       That the Committee support the approach to Early Years and Family Support provision, and collaborations with key partners, and future development of an Early Years Strategy;

 

(b)       That the progress and impact being achieved through Welsh Government capital funding be noted;

 

(c)        That the Committee support the development of programmes with a strong evidence base of impact and cost effectiveness when commissioning early years and early intervention services. And that the council and partners continue to develop its own local evidence base to support positive early intervention; and

 

(d)       That the Committee support the refresh of the Parenting in Flintshire

Parenting Programmes Framework, and support action being taken to raise awareness and the benefits of parenting programmes with key partners so that there is an increase in accessibility and availability of programmes that meet parent’s needs.

7.

Childcare Sufficiency Assessment pdf icon PDF 145 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

(a)       That the report be noted; and

 

(b)       That the Committee support the on-going work and commitment to the delivery of the Childcare Sufficiency Assessment every five years and the annual Progress Report.

8.

Disability and Discrimination pdf icon PDF 113 KB

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Decision:

(a)       That the actions being taken to eliminate discrimination and promote

equality for disabled people be noted; and

 

(b)       That the Committee receive the Strategic Equality Plan annual report 2020/21 prior to approval by Cabinet.

9.

End of Year Performance Monitoring Report pdf icon PDF 106 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

That the report be noted.

10.

Joint funded care packages pdf icon PDF 99 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

(a)       That the Committee is assured of the robust and proactive budget management approach Flintshire County Council takes to ensure joint funded care packages are financially well managed; and

 

(b)       That the plan to introduce a CHC Monitoring Officer post, supported by ‘Invest to Save’ funding be noted.

11.

Commencement of the Socioeconomic Duty pdf icon PDF 119 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

(a)          That the requirements of the Socio-economic Duty be noted; and

 

(b)          That the Committee is assured of the Council’s preparedness in meeting the new duty.

Attendance and Apologies

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Members of the Press and Public in Attendance

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12.

Corporate Parenting and Fostering Strategy update (verbal item)

Decision:

That the update be noted.