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Venue: Committee Room 2, Town Hall, Market Street, Chorley, PR7 1DP

Contact: Sarah Ashcroft 

No. Item


Welcome and Introduction/Apologies

The Chair to welcome members to the meeting and note any apologies

Proposal: Information


The Chair welcomed everyone to the meeting and invited attendees to introduce themselves, apologies were noted as above.

Actions: Chair


Minutes of last meeting and matters arising pdf icon PDF 162 KB

The Board to note the minutes of the meeting 9th June 2016 and agree any further action on matters arising


Proposal: Action


Children’s Service Scrutiny Committee currently no update so this item is to be deferred.


Pupil attitude survey data has now been distributed.


WPEH numbers for Chorley, South Ribble and West Lancs have now been distributed.


Actions to be followed up with Karl on page 7.


Draft action plan is on today’s agenda.


The Board agreed the minutes of the meeting held on 9 June 2016 as a correct record.

Actions: Chair



The following items to be discussed


Children's Social Care CSE provision pdf icon PDF 207 KB

The Board to receive an update on the developments in provision for CSE.

Proposal: Discuss


Amanda Davis, Senior Manager, Children’s Social Care, LCC presented this item.


Amanda gave an update on developments in LCC's children's social care provision of CSE.  Following the remodelling of Children's Social Care, a review of CSE provision has been undertaken.


Amanda explained some of the findings, in particular:

Consistency, CSE teams are operating differently and it’s important we are consistent, this includes looking at staff, training, multi-agency.


The outcome of the review has been the development of an action plan, of which 19 additional permanent posts have been created for the CSE teams.  Partner agencies have been involved and agreed to drive forward this includes police, health, Barnardos, local authorities.


There is a CSE Task & Finish Delivery Group who will be looking at the action plan, this includes 5 or 6 work strands including recruitment, processes, systems, pathways, and data.


Amanda advised that they are looking at changing how they deliver services.  Simon Dent is the lead at the Police, Hazel Gregory and Sue Clarke are the Health Leads.  Anyone from CSE or domestic abuse or others are welcome to join the task and finish delivery group.  Paul Wilcox is the lead at Barnardos and Stella Stansfield at the Children’s Society.


Amanda made a request to the Board for members to contribute to the work strands by contacting the relevant lead from their agency if interested.


There has been a recruitment campaign currently underway for a variety of posts including managers, social workers, support workers and administrative posts.  The interview panel is multi agency and Amanda noted difficulties in identifying panel members, Amanda asked if anyone could spare 1 or 2 days or has any staff that could help to please let her know.


Debra Wilson advised that she will have people who will want to be part of the Task and Finish Group work strands.


Amanda advised that the vacancies are as below:


Monday 3rd October

CSE Practice Manager based in CART, includes screening, tracking


Wednesday 5th October

Senior Social Worker, similar role, looking at missing from home, CSE, absence from school


Tuesday 4th October

Practice Manager, North and Central, oversight of management practice of CSE.


A discussion was had around the messages reaching the relevant departments and services and also the number of meetings.  It was agreed that the groups should link up without creating another tier.  Amanda advised that this is something they are looking at and a scoping exercise is due to take place to see if all meetings/groups are needed and how work can be streamlined.


Amanda advised that the vacancies should be filled and in post by the beginning of the year.


The Chair thanked Amanda for attending and asked if further information on sub-groups when they meet etc. and details of the recruitment to be sent through to us for circulation.  Rebecca explained it was all positive and that we would share in our organisations what is happening.


Amanda advised that she could arrange for Sarah Quick, Team Manager to  ...  view the full minutes text for item 3a

Actions: Amanda Davis, Senior Manager Children's Social Care


Children's Services Improvement Board

The Board to receive an update on the Ofsted report

Proposal: Discuss


Rebecca explained there is a section on LCC’s website for the Improvement Board.  The most recent meeting was 3 August and the meeting notes can be viewed here

Actions: Karl Turner, LCC


Troubled Families

The Board to receive a verbal update on the Troubled Families Programme following recent meetings

Proposal: Discuss


Rebecca advised that she was unable to attend the Trust Board meeting so unfortunately there was no update to share with the Board.  The notes that went to that meeting will be forwarded for information.

Actions: Julie Appleby, Locality Manager West Lancashire, Wellbeing, Prevention and Early Help Service


Wellbeing, Prevention and Early Help Service

The Board to receive an update on the WPEH Service, in particular the implementation of the new service offer and an overview of the property strategy consultation.

Proposal: Discuss


No one from WPEH was in attendance at the meeting.


Donna Hussain advised that the assets review had been called in by members, they were due to reconsider the decision at scrutiny committee today.


Cllr Perks confirmed that members were questioning the reasoning of some assets including libraries and children’s centres.

Actions: WPEH Service


Young People Participation pdf icon PDF 238 KB

The chair to present a paper on options around young people participation

Proposal: Discuss


Rebecca presented this item, the paper gives an update on the progress made last year and to propose further actions and seek commitment for partners to support and get involved in young people participation.


Rebecca went through the background and it was agreed that holding one event for all 3 districts would not be achievable, and that we need to look at events/opportunities on a district by district basis.


Rebecca advised that the meeting with members of the youth parliament took place, this was a positive meeting and it was agreed to maintain that relationship and maybe meet with them again in 6-9 months.


Rebecca suggested that the Children’s Partnership Board look to take a table at the Local Democracy Event in Chorley on 30 November.  Rebecca asked if anyone would be willing to volunteer to help at the event. Rebecca Huddleston, John Ainscough, Donna Hussain and John Nelson expressed an interest.  It was agreed to also contact the members of the youth parliament to invite them to be involved.  It was agreed that the topic we could focus on would be safety.  A meeting to be set up to agree what we will do.  After this we can then look at future sessions in South Ribble and West Lancs.


A discussion was had regarding other events, sessions that are held across partners.

Debra Wilson asked for some further information following the meeting with members of youth parliament and what concerns them.  Debra explained there is a lot of resource out there in relation to mental health, she’d be interested to learn what it is e.g. self-harm, CSE, isolation etc.


Rebecca acknowledged there seems to be lots of engagement amongst partners in individual organisations.  We will look into the issue raised with MYP’s around mental health.

Actions: Chair


Take over month pdf icon PDF 96 KB

The Board to consider opportunities for CYP participation during Takeover Month

Proposal: Discuss


Rebecca asked for people to try and get involved in Takeover Month, if anyone is interested please contact Hannah Peak at LCC.

Actions: Chair


Action Plan and County Trust Priorities pdf icon PDF 138 KB

The Board to agree the action plan for 2016-17 taking the County Trust Priorities into consideration

Proposal: Discuss and approve

Additional documents:


Rebecca presented this item and explained the changes she has made, Rebecca explained that she’s incorporate the feedback from MYP’s and aligned to the Lancashire Trust priorities.


John suggested changing the timescales for the ‘Make your Mark’ campaign to October 2017.


Members were happy with the proposed changes.

Actions: Chair


Any other business


Debra Wilson, advised of some research taking place in local areas which is due to launch in October. 


Debra also advised that Lancashire are set to get a parental mental health unit, it is thought this will be North of the County, currently the nearest one is Wythenshawe.


Future CPB meeting dates

Wednesday 14th December – 10.30am, South Ribble Council, Wheel Room, Civic Centre, Leyland, PR25 1DH


Thursday 16th March – 2.00pm, West Lancs – Venue to be confirmed


Thursday 15th June – 10.00am, Committee Room 2, Town Hall, Chorley, PR7 1DP


Wednesday 14th December 10.30am, South Ribble Council, Wheel Room, Civic Centre, Leyland PR25 1DH


Thursday 16th March 2.00pm, West Lancs Borough Council, Venue TBC


Thursday 15th June 10.00am, Committee Room 2, Town Hall, Chorley, PR7 1DP