Decision details

Children's services improvement plan

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes

Purpose:

 

To note receipt of the non statutory Improvement Notice, establishment of Improvement Board and the involvement and role of cabinet in the Children Services Improvement Plan.

 

Decision:

 

That:

a)    The improvement notice is noted;

b)   Cabinet reflects upon the establishment of an improvement board and what role it will play in ensuring that the improvements set out in the improvement notice are achieved;

 

Alternative options considered:

 

1.            There are no alternative options:

a.    The DfE have issued a non statutory intervention notice.  If the council decides not to act upon the intervention notice, the DfE could decide to issue a statutory intervention notice or take action to move the children’s social care service to a trust.  

b.    At a meeting of Extraordinary Council, it was resolved that as a result of the adverse high court judgement relating to children’s social care that an improvement board be established.

 

Wards Affected: (All Wards);

Contact: Claire Ward, Acting Deputy Chief Executive Email: Claire.Ward@herefordshire.gov.uk Tel: 01432 260657.

Publication date: 03/06/2021

Date of decision: 03/06/2021

Effective from: 10/06/2021