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Cabinet Decision: 16th July 2015
Title of Item/Report
Children's Social Care Activity and Performance
Record of the Decision
Consideration was given to a report on Children's Social Care Activity and Performance.

In light of the Ofsted inspection of child protection in January 2013, it had been decided to review the content and format of future children's social care reports to Cabinet.

In addition to a range of measures to illustrate the pressures experienced by the service, a number of performance indicators would also be included so that Cabinet could more closely monitor the impact of these pressures on performance and outcomes for children.

As a way of achieving this, the use of a ‘process model' was approved by Cabinet on 13 June 2013.

The report was based on the available data at the end of quarter 4 (31 March 2015).

RESOLVED that:-

1. The continued workload pressures and associated activity in the children's social care system and the consequent impact this is having on both performance and budget be noted.

2. Further update reports on a quarterly basis be received in order to continue to monitor children's social care activity and performance.
Reasons for the Decision
There are significant and continuing pressures in the children's social care system which could potentially impact on the Council's ability to effectively safeguard children, fulfil statutory duties and remain within allocated budget.
Alternative Options Considered and Rejected
None
Declared (Cabinet Member) Conflicts of Interest
None
Details of any Dispensations
N/A
Date and Time by which Call In must be executed
24th July 2015
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Date of Publication: 20 July 2015


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