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Agenda and minutes

Venue: Committee Room 5, Guildhall, Swansea. View directions

Contact: Liz Jordan, Scrutiny 01792 637314 

Items
No. Item

1.

Disclosure of Personal and Prejudicial Interests.

Minutes:

Disclosure of interests – Alyson Pugh

2.

Child and Family Services Draft Budget Proposals

Find below the link to the Cabinet papers for 15 February 2018, which contain the budget proposals.  It should be available Friday 9 February 2018:

 

https://democracy.swansea.gov.uk/ieListDocuments.aspx?CId=124&MId=7520&Ver=4&LLL=0

 

Minutes:

Dave Howes, Chief Social Services Officer and Julie Thomas, Head of Child and Family Services went through the proposed budget proposals in relation to Child and Family Services highlighting the main issues and answering questions.

3.

Summarising Views and Making Recommendations

The Panel is asked to discuss and agree its views and recommendations on the budget proposals in relation to Child and Family Services which it would like to make to Cabinet.

 

The conveners of each of the performance panels will feed in the views of their panel to the Service Improvement and Finance Performance Panel which meets on 14 February and has been convened to specifically look at the draft budget.  Chris Holley, Convener of the Service Improvement and Finance Performance Panel will then attend Cabinet on the 15 February to feed in the collective views of the scrutiny performance panels.

 

 

Minutes:

The panel agreed the following views and recommendations on the budget proposals in relation Child and Family Services it would like to make to Cabinet:

 

·         Reasonably satisfied with the budget proposed for CFS for 2018/19 and with the improvements to be increased and enhanced

·         Noted the increased budget for CFS is mainly to cover inflationary increases in salaries

·         The panel feels that Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) needs to be monitored closely

·         The panel feels that early intervention is really important.  It welcomes the forward thinking but will want to monitor this going forward.

 

Following on from this meeting:

 

The convener will feed in the views of this Panel, along with the conveners of the other panels to the Service Improvement and Finance Panel which meets on 14 February.  The convener of the Service Improvement and Finance panel will then attend Cabinet on 15 February to feed in the collective views of the scrutiny performance panels and write a letter to the Cabinet member.

 

 

 

Contacts:
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