Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council

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Children & Young People Select Committee Minutes

Date:
Wednesday, 2nd December, 2009
Time:
04.30 p.m.
Place:
First Floor Committee Room, Town Hall, High Street, Stockton on Tees, TS18 1AU
 
Please note: all Minutes are subject to approval at the next Meeting

Attendance Details

Present:
Cllr David Harrington (Chairman), Cllr Jim Beall, Cllr Phillip Broughton, Cllr Mrs Ann Cains, Cllr Aidan Cockerill (vice Cllr Sherris), Cllr Mick Eddy, Cllr Maurice Frankland, Cllr Miss Barbara Inman, Cllr Alan Lewis.
Officers:
Shaun McLurg, Jayne Palmer, Jackie Ward (CESC); Graham Birtle, Fiona Shayler (LD); Beccy Brown (PPC); Jim Bell (R).
Apologies for absence:
were submitted on behalf of Cllr Sherris, Mr Cash, Mr Davies, Mr Campbell.
Item Description Decision
Public
CYP
61/09
DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST
None
CYP
62/09
DRAFT MINUTES - 11TH NOVEMBER, 2009
The draft minutes of 11th November 2009 were agreed as a correct record.
CYP
63/09
EFFICIENCY, IMPROVEMENT AND TRANSFORMATION (EIT)REVIEW OF CHILD PLACEMENTS AND RESIDENTIAL CARE
CONCLUDED that Members supported an amalgamation of option 1 and 2.
CYP
64/09
WORK PROGRAMME
CONCLUDED that the work programme be noted.
CYP
65/09
CHAIR'S UPDATE
CONCLUDED that the Chair's update be noted.

Preamble

ItemPreamble
CYP
63/09
Members were provided with a SWOT Analysis for three potential options for marketing of the fostering service.

Members were informed that Jane Humphreys would be raising the option of joint advertising/marketing at the sub regional directors meeting on 11th December. It was felt that a decision should still be made on the direction for Stockton, whilst the sub regional directors consider the options.

The Corporate, Adult Services and Social Inclusion Select Committee had recently undertaken a review of Communication, Consultation and Engagement and had recommended that the publicity section become a corporate/centralised unit. Beccy Brown was in attendance at the meeting to explain how this could work to assist in marketing of the fostering service.

Members discussed different methods of advertising and methods that had been previously used or had been used at other authorities. Tools such as Facebook, twitter and google wave were also mentioned as possible methods of advertising.

Members felt that creating a specific post for marketing of the fostering service on a fixed term contract was the preferred option with details of how the post would operate across the two teams of publicity and fostering services being agreed at a later date.
CYP
64/09
The next meeting would be held on Thursday 3rd December to consider the EIT Review of Youth Services and Youth Provision. The Committee would also meet on Wednesday 9th December to continue to review Child Placements and Residential Care.
CYP
65/09
Members were provided with a briefing note from Jayne Palmer, who had attended a national conference on kinship care.

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