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Cabinet Decision: 20th January 2011
Title of Item/Report
Adult Social Care Annaul Performance Assessment 2009-10.
Record of the Decision
Cabinet considered a letter and report from the Care Quality Commission (CQC) summarising the findings of the 2009-10 annual performance assessment(APA) for Stockton-on-Tees Council.

Members were presented with the gradings achieved which showed that Stockton were ‘performing well' in six of the outcomes, and had continued to be graded as ‘excellent' for the ‘Making A Positive Contribution' outcome.

The APA report identified many other strengths, alongside some key areas for improvement. The report was helpful in supporting the Council's own assessment of its performance and in contributing to the review of strategic plans and service improvement plans, to ensure the necessary actions were in place to build on strengths and respond to areas for improvement.
As part of the government's review of the regulation and assessment of local public services, it had been confirmed that there would not be annual assessments of this type conducted by CQC for 2010-11 onwards. The change reflected a shift towards more sector-led assessment, with councils holding greater responsibility for driving improvement. The future role of CQC in monitoring Council performance is being reviewed and had yet to be confirmed.
The Council's progress in delivery and improvement of Adult Social Care services would continue to be monitored as part of the corporate performance framework, with quarterly reports to Cabinet highlighting key achievements and areas for development

RESOLVED that the report be received, and the outcome of the 2009-10 annual performance assessment, of performing well, be noted.
Reasons for the Decision
The Adult Social Care Annual Performance assessment was reported to Cabinet as part of the arrangements for informing members of the outcomes of significant assessments and inspections of services.
Alternative Options Considered and Rejected
Declared (Cabinet Member) Conflicts of Interest
Details of any Dispensations
Not applicable
Date and Time by which Call In must be executed
Midnight on 28 January 2011

Date of Publication: 25 January 2011

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