WELCOME AND EVACUATION PROCEDURE
The Chair welcomed everyone to the meeting and the evacuation procedure was noted.
DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST
Councillor Jim Beall declared a personal non prejudicial interest in respect of agenda item 5 - People Select Committee - Scrutiny Review of Mental Health and Wellbeing including Suicide and Self-Harm as his wife had gave evidence to the People Select Committee.
Councillor Jim Beall declared a personal non prejudicial interest in respect of agenda item 5 - People Select Committee - Scrutiny Review of Mental Health and Wellbeing including Suicide and Self-Harm as he was on the Board of Eastern Ravens who had given evidence to the People Select Committee. Councillor Steve Nelson declared a personal non prejudicial interest in respect of agenda item 5 - People Select Committee - Scrutiny Review of Mental Health and Wellbeing including Suicide and Self-Harm as he was a member of Catalyst. Councillor Ann McCoy declared a personal non prejudicial interest in respect of agenda item 5 - People Select Committee - Scrutiny Review of Mental Health and Wellbeing including Suicide and Self-Harm as she was Board of Governors of Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys (TEWV) NHS Foundation Trust. Councillor Nigel Cooke declared a personal non prejudicial interest in respect of agenda item 5 - People Select Committee - Scrutiny Review of Mental Health and Wellbeing including Suicide and Self-Harm as he was employed by Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys (TEWV) NHS Foundation Trust. Councillor Ann McCoy declared a personal non prejudicial interest in respect of agenda item 6 - Children and Young People Select Committee - Scrutiny Review of Inclusion in Schools as she was Board of Governors of Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys (TEWV) NHS Foundation Trust. Councillor Steve Nelson declared a personal non prejudicial interest in respect of agenda item 6 - Children and Young People Select Committee - Scrutiny Review of Inclusion in Schools as he was on the Board of Governors Frederick Natrass School. Councillor Bob Cook declared a personal non prejudicial interest in respect of agenda item 6 - Children and Young People Select Committee - Scrutiny Review of Inclusion in Schools as he was a governor at two schools within the Borough. Councillor Steve Nelson declared a personal prejudicial interest in respect of agenda item 7 - Place Select Committee - Scrutiny Review of Management of Memorials as family members were affected by the recommendations contained within the report. Councillor Steve Nelson withdrew from the meeting and left the room during consideration of the item. Councillor Nigel Cooke declared a personal non prejudicial interest in respect of agenda item 9 - MTFP Outturn Report March 2018 as he was Board Member of Tees Music Alliance and the Georgian Theatre. Councillor Bob Cook declared a personal non prejudicial interest in respect of agenda item 11 - Minutes of Various Bodies as he was a member of TVCA Cabinet. Councillor Ann McCoy declared a personal non prejudicial interest in respect of agenda item 13 - Local Authority Governors on School Governing Bodies as she was named within the report. Councillor Ann McCoy declared a personal non prejudicial interest in respect of agenda item 14 - Affordable Warmth Outcomes as she was a member of SDAIS. Councillor Nigel Cooke declared a personal non prejudicial interest in respect of agenda item 16 - Economic Climate Update as he was Board Member of Tees Music Alliance and the Georgian Theatre.
MINUTES OF THE MEETING HELD ON 21 JUNE 2018
RESOLVED that the minutes of the meeting held on 21 June 2018 be confirmed and signed as a correct record.
PEOPLE SELECT COMMITTEE - SCRUTINY REVIEW OF MENTAL HEALTH AND WELLBEING INCLUDING SUICIDE AND SELF-HARM Cabinet Decision Record D180047
The Council will: 1. Lobby government for increased mental health funding as a percentage of the total NHS budget, with more targeted towards universal services and lower-level support. 2. Adopt the Prevention Concordat for Better Mental Health, and encourage other local stakeholder organisations to also commit to this. 3. Ensure that existing service directories contain up-to-date and accurate information on local and national sources of support and the promotion of good mental health. 4. Arrange for the recommendations from this scrutiny review report to be shared with the Adult Social Care and Health Select Committee. Health and Wellbeing 5. HaST CCG, Public Health and Catalyst (the strategic infrastructure organisation for the Borough committed to providing an effective voice, representation and support for the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector) work together to facilitate co-operation between Voluntary Sector providers of mental health services. 6. HaST CCG and Public Health use existing communication channels (e.g. Time Out sessions) to increase GP practice staff awareness of local mental health services in addition to those offered by TEWV CAMHS. 7. HaST CCG provide an update to the People Select Committee on the progress, and any subsequent outcomes, of the CAMHS service review to enable the impact on wider children and young peoples services to be understood. 8. The development of a panel to plan for the transition of children and young people from CAMHS to Adult Mental Health Services be endorsed, and the People Select Committee receive an update from TEWV following initial roll-out. Education 9. Every local school and college be strongly encouraged to have a designated lead in mental health in advance of the government target of 2025. 10. Further work be undertaken to understand the level of spend by schools on counselling and therapeutic services, as part of the Future in Mind transformation programme. 11. Good practice on mental health promotion and support be shared across and between educational establishments, including the learning from the recent secondary school emotional health and wellbeing pilot programme. 12. Results of the ongoing Safeguarding Pupil Survey 2018 be fed back to the People Select Committee, including comparisons to the 2016 survey results.
CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE SELECT COMMITTEE - SCRUTINY REVIEW OF INCLUSION IN SCHOOLS Cabinet Decision Record D180048
The Committee recommend that the Council takes action in six main areas: Make representation locally, regionally and nationally about the implications of the increase in school exclusions and challenge policies we feel are inappropriate. 1. Submit a copy of the Committees final report to local schools and Academy Trusts, the National Schools Commissioner, and Secretary of State for Education. 2. Continue to emphasise our concerns locally to schools and Multi Academy Trusts. 3. Continues to write to the Regional School Commissioner and escalate concerns where necessary. 4. Works with our MPs to exert pressure on the National Schools Commissioner. 5. Uses the Local Government Association and Association of Directors of Childrens Services networks to advocate for a more inclusive approach, make representations for increased financial support to Local Authorities, and push for more up to date information to be used by Department for Education and Ofsted. Make it more challenging for schools to pursue exclusion by providing additional guidance on alternative approaches, and being more proactive in our approach to pupils at risk of exclusion. We will be proactive in our approach to challenging schools with high numbers of FTEs. 6. Suggest an approach to schools to assess what other support has been or could be provided to pupils, with an emphasis on ensuring enough time is allowed for interventions to work. This will include: a) We will publish and circulate to all schools a statement of the Local Authoritys preferred approach to behaviour management, to include: details of the support available via the Pupil Inclusion Panel (PIP), and examples of positive practice/multi-agency working that has reduced exclusions and improved outcomes for children. b) We will promote an approach whereby schools assess what support has been arranged in each case where there are repeated fixed term exclusions. We will continue to raise concerns about individual pupils directly with schools. 7. Continues to promote attachment training to local schools and monitor the take up. 8. Works to enhance the role of Governors in supporting inclusive practice. This will include promotion of training opportunities, awareness of SEND duties, and promotion of the role of PIP within their school. Make schools more accountable for their actions on exclusion 9. Publishes an annual report from the Pupil Inclusion Panel (PIP). This will include trends in the exclusion data, and school engagement with the PIP. 10. Publishes exclusion data on our website each School Term. Make it easier for parents to challenge exclusions 11. Develops a guide for parents, highlighting their rights to appeal, and publish this on the SBC website. 12. Supports and advocates for parents who wish to challenge decisions, including where exclusions are potentially in breach of the Equality Act 2010. Make the alternatives clearer, realistic and of high quality 13. Provides guidance on alternative approaches to behaviour management and best practice. 14. Ensures schools are engaged with Early Help, and review the offer. 15. Reviews the Alternative Provision offer, including the role of the PRU and its greater focus on early intervention and prevention, and if possible, development of a free school. 16. Improves the SEND offer, including the development of a free school. 17. Explores development of an Elective Home Education Multi-agency Group for Stockton to better understand any gaps in services. In relation to elective home education 18. Continues to engage with schools and families to prevent EHE wherever possible, and monitor individual cases of children in EHE using the full extent of Local Authority powers. 19. Highlights our concerns regarding EHE with local MPs and Secretary of State for Education.
PLACE SELECT COMMITTEE - SCRUTINY REVIEW OF MANAGEMENT OF MEMORIALS Cabinet Decision Record D180049
1. There be a continuation of the current Grave Personalisation Policy (GPP) (incorporating the soft enforcement approach) in the five existing Borough cemeteries. 2. Further work with memorial masons be undertaken to emphasise the problems with unauthorised professionally-fixed kerb sets and the impact of these on all cemetery-users, and for appropriate action to be taken against masons who knowingly sell items which are not approved or permitted in the Boroughs cemeteries. 3. A separate, distinct policy be adopted for the offer of different grave types, initially in the new Durham Road cemetery extension (to operate in tandem with the current GPP), and for this to be effectively communicated to all cemetery-users before, and robustly enforced following, implementation. This would require: a) a thorough programme of awareness-raising across the Borough to inform relevant organisations within the funeral industry (e.g. funeral directors, memorial masons, North Tees Mortuary & Bereavement Team) and the public of these plans. b) the Registrars of Births and Deaths to work in partnership with the Bereavement Team. Registrars, following the registration of the death, to advise an informant who is choosing burial of the burial options available to them, thus allowing the family to be aware of what options are available to them prior to meeting with their chosen funeral director / funeral organiser. c) exploring the potential of widening the colour choice for the grave collars. d) an evaluation of the grave collar concept to be provided to the Place Select Committee prior to any potential further roll-out in other extensions to existing or new Borough cemeteries. 4. Communication takes place with relevant local media outlets regarding the GPP (current and for the new concept), and the challenges to the Council around grave personalisation, in order to avoid future misrepresentation of situations.
REVISED ASBESTOS MANAGEMENT POLICY Cabinet Decision Record D180050
1. The revised policy for Asbestos Management as shown in Appendix 1 of the report be approved. 2. The responsible officers within the policies be noted. 3. Delegate corporate responsibility for the implementation of the revised policy for Asbestos Management to the Director of Economic Growth & Development.
MTFP OUTTURN REPORT MARCH 2018 Cabinet Decision Record D180051
1. The MTFP and the current level of General Fund balances be noted. 2. The revised Capital Programme attached at Appendix A of the report be noted.
XENTRALL ANNUAL REPORT Cabinet Decision Record D180052
1. The report be noted. 2. The success of Xentrall be acknowledged reaching its tenth anniversary and achieving £13.6m savings which is almost double its original target and this public/public partnership continues to outperform the private sector.
MINUTES OF OUTSIDE BODIES Cabinet Decision Record D180053
RESOLVED that the minutes of the meetings detailed in the appendices be approved / received, as appropriate.
CHILDREN'S SERVICES PROGRESS UPDATE: 2017/18 - YEAR END AND QUARTER 4 Cabinet Decision Record D180054
1. The continued performance in respect of early years and schools be noted. 2. The continued performance and outcomes from inspection for childrens homes be noted. 3. The outcomes from peer challenge and inspection be noted. 4. The key priorities for 2018/19 be noted.
LA NOMINATIONS Cabinet Decision Record D180055
RESOLVED that the above appointments be made to the vacant Governorships subject to successful List 99 check and Personal Disclosure.
AFFORDABLE WARMTH OUTCOMES Cabinet Decision Record D180056
RESOLVED that the report on outcomes to tackle fuel poverty in vulnerable households be noted.
GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS (GHG) REPORT 2018 Cabinet Decision Record D180057
1. The positive performance in reducing the emissions of greenhouse gases from Council activity in 2017/18, and associated financial savings be supported. 2. The continued efforts of the Council to reduce emissions via a range of activities be supported.
ECONOMIC CLIMATE UPDATE REPORT Cabinet Decision Record D180058
1. The report be noted. 2. The work being undertaken be supported.
SELECTIVE LICENSING OF PRIVATE RENTED ACCOMMODATION Cabinet Decision Record D180059
1. The evidence base to support the introduction of Selective Licensing designation of private rented accommodation within two distinct areas of the Borough, Central Stockton and North Thornaby be noted (as detailed in the attached Selective Licensing Scheme Proposal and supporting appendices and paragraphs 11-12 of the report). 2. Approval in principle be granted to pursue a scheme of Selective Licensing in both Central Stockton and North Thornaby as detailed within the attached Selective Licensing Scheme Proposal Report. 3. Subject to the above, Officers commence a detailed programme of public consultation to ensure that the Council takes reasonable steps to consult with persons who are likely to be affected by the designation as required Part 3 of the Housing Act 2004 Section 80 (9) and in accordance with relevant Government guidance. 4. A further report be presented back to Cabinet following the conclusion of the above public consultation exercise. The report will inform Cabinet of the outcomes of the consultation and allow Cabinet to decide whether to make a Selective Licensing designation (covering Central Stockton and North Thornaby).
SOUTHERN GATEWAY Cabinet Decision Record D180060
1. The disposal be agreed of the Southern Gateway site (Appendix A of the report) with the terms agreed at Appendix B of the report. 2. The detailed terms of disposal be delegated to the Director of Finance and Business Services in consultation with the Leader of the Council.
EXCLUSION OF THE PUBLIC
RESOLVED that under Section 100A(4) of the Local Government Act 1972 the public be excluded from the meeting for the following items of business on the grounds that they involved the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in paragraph 3 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the Act.
SOUTHERN GATEWAY - APPENDIX B
This is the exempt information that was considered with regard to the above item. Please see the above item for the decision of Cabinet.