Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council

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Children and Young People's Partnership Minutes

Date:
Wednesday, 16th January, 2019
Time:
1.30 pm
Place:
First Floor Committee Room, Town Hall, High Street, Stockton on Tees
 
Please note: all Minutes are subject to approval at the next Meeting

Attendance Details

Present:
Martin Gray (Chairman)'

Nicola Childs, Chris Davis, Katie Needham, Sarah Massiter, Rhona Bollands, Julia Armstrong, Cllr Ann McCoy
Officers:
Michael Henderson, Vanessa Housley, Katie Slack, Mandy Mackinnon
Apologies for absence:
Bev Bearne, Karen Grundy, Simon White, Emma Champley
Item Description Decision
Public
CHP
14/18
DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST
 
CHP
15/18
MINUTES OF THE MEETING HELD ON 18 JULY 2018
 
CHP
16/18
JSNA
RESOLVED that the JSNA templates be agreed and published
CHP
17/18
CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE'S PLAN
RESOLVED that the Strategy be endorsed.
CHP
18/18
FORWARD PLAN
 

Preamble

ItemPreamble
CHP
14/18
There were no declarations of interest.
CHP
15/18
The minutes of the meeting held on 18th July 2018 were confirmed as a correct record.
CHP
16/18
Members received presentations and completed JSNA templates relating to the following topics:

Physical Activity
Alcohol
Education

Physical Activity

Members noted that identified priorities coming from the JSNA process related to:

- a need for a system change focusing on initiatives aimed at behaviours building physical activity into everyday life.

- the need to move from a deficit model to a asset based model.

- deliver targeted improvements to the environments where residents lived.

Discussion;

- physical activity schemes, in primary schools, were beneficial, as they introduced activity to children at an early age and raised awareness with parents. It was noted that such schemes were sometimes difficult to run because of the many other demands placed on schools.

Alcohol

Members noted that identified priorities coming from the Alcohol JSNA process related to:

- a high proportion of adults drinking at harmful levels.

- dependent drinkers not in treatment.

- a higher proportion of Stockton young people drinking to get drunk, than were nationally.

Discussion:

- members noted the link between heavy drinking and drugs misuse and mental health issues.

- parental influence was important and some parents allowed under age drinking.

- it was envisaged that the drugs and alcohol contract would provide support to the whole family.

- more data around young people who drink to get drunk would be helpful e.g age range, drinking at home or outside .

- alcohol was so cheap it was easily affordable and very accessible. Work was being undertaken with retailers to try and set a local minimum unit price.

- it was recognized that there was need to change cultural attitudes to drinking.

- it was agreed that information on Alcohol free childhood should be recirculated and raised as an item at schools' Chair of Governors meeting.

- Members were reminded of a forthcoming stakeholders event on alcohol and drugs misuse and were encouraged to attend.

Education

Members noted that identified priorities coming from the Education JSNA process related to:

- the Partnership noted that educational attainment of the most disadvantaged children and young people in Stockton on Tees was significantly worse than those CYP from less disadvantaged backgrounds.

- work was being progressed to improve school readiness and increase access to effective mental health interventions.

- Members noted the Council's Strategy was to invest in early interventions and it was felt that the 0 - 19 commissioned service would have an impact on school readiness, emotional wellbeing and other issues.

- reference was made to 'closing the gap clusters', that Head Teachers and Pupil Premium leads attended, across the Tees Valley. The clusters provided a forum where information and new ideas were shared to primarily close the attainment gap between boys and girls and the disadvantaged and less disadvantaged groups.

- it was noted that the SHUE survey data would help services target cohorts and schools e.g. from an emotional health and wellbeing perspective.

- members noted that delays in some mental health services meant that school were commissioning services that should come from health budgets.
CHP
17/18
Members considered a report presenting a new Children and Young People Strategy.

Members were very supportive of the Strategy.
The Director of Children's Service indicated that he was happy to receive comments outside the meeting.
CHP
18/18
The Partnership considered its Forward Plan.

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