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Apologies for Absence and Substitutions
The Committee is asked to note any apologies for absence and substitutions received from Members.
Apologies for absence were received from Councillor Yallop (with no substitute).
To confirm and sign as a correct record, the minutes of the last meeting of the Committee, held on 19 February 2018.
The minutes of the last meeting of the Committee, held on Monday 19 February 2018, were approved as a correct record and signed by the Chairman.
Declarations of Interest
Councillors are invited to declare any Disclosable Pecuniary Interests or other interest, and the nature of it, in relation to any item on the agenda.
There were none.
Kathleen Ely, Head of Transformation Essex and Elizabeth Kingsford, Quadrant Manager for the North Essex area from Virgin Care will attend the meeting to outline the work undertaken by Virgin Care and to answer Members’ questions thereon.
NOTE: To assist in the efficient running of the meeting Members are requested to submit, in advance, any questions that they might have for Kathlen Ely and Elizabeth Kingsford. The questions should be sent via email to the Council’s Head of Leadership Support and Community, Karen Neath at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Elizabeth Kingsford (Quadrant Manager for the North Essex area – Virgin Care) was in attendance and provided the Committee with information on Virgin Care. The information provided included the following:
3. The Essex Child and Family Wellbeing Service;
4. 10 Year Contract;
5. Working in partnership with Barnardo’s;
6. Transition and change;
7. Integration of various teams;
8. Health visiting;
9. Community Services;
11. Tailoring needs; and
12. 27 Key aims / Targets.
Following on from the information provided, Members were given the opportunity to ask questions which were responded to by Elizabeth Kingsford.
Elizabeth Kingsford informed the Committee that she would be happy to provide Case Studies and information on the progress made by Virgin Care in the future.
Following discussion, it was RECOMMENDED to CABINET that:
The Community Safety Partnership and the Public Health Officer make contact with Virgin Care to ensure that the work of Virgin Care locally links through to the relevant projects and activities already being undertaken in the District.
The Chairman thanked Elizabeth Kingsford for her attendance and for the information that she had provided.
To review the Committee’s work undertaken during the 2017/18 municipal year and to seek Members’ approval to a draft programme of work for the new Community Leadership Overview and Scrutiny Committee for the 2018/19 municipal year for recommendation to the Annual Council meeting on 24 April 2018.
There was submitted a report by the Head of Leadership Support and Community, which provided the Committee with a review of the work it had carried out in the current municipal year and sought Members’ approval to a draft Work Programme for the new Community Leadership Overview and Scrutiny Committee for the coming 2018/2019 municipal year for recommendation to the annual meeting of the Council to be held on 24 April 2018.
The Council’s Head of Leadership Support and Community explained that Appendix A to the report was a summary of what had been discussed and agreed by the Committee in the municipal year thus far. She stated that Appendix B was a suggested work programme for the new Community Leadership Overview and Scrutiny Committee and that she was happy for the Committee to add any items it felt were required.
The Committee were reminded that the new Community Leadership Overview and Scrutiny Committee would have fewer ordinary meetings but its work would be supplemented by Task and Finish Groups.
The Council’s Head of Leadership Support and Community provided the Committee with information on Task and Finish Groups and Members were then given the opportunity to discuss their thoughts and ideas.
It was proposed that the Committee should meet informally prior to the first meeting of the new Community Leadership Overview and Scrutiny Committee to discuss Task and Finish Groups further.
Following discussion, it was moved by Councillor Raby, seconded by Councillor Broderick and RESOLVED that:
(a) the report on the review of the year 2017/18, as detailed in Appendix A to item A.1 of the Report of the Head of Leadership Support and Community be noted; and
(b) the draft 2018/19 Work Programme for the new Community Leadership Overview and Scrutiny Committee, as set out in Appendix B to the aforementioned report, be agreed and submitted to the Annual Meeting of the Council for approval.