Social Work Services Committee Minutes

Date:
Thursday 10 July 2014
Time:
2:00pm
Place:
Council Offices, English Street, Dumfries

Attendance Details

Members:
Ted Thompson (Chairman)-Lochar
Karen Carruthers-Annandale East & Eskdale
Brian Collins-Castle Douglas & Glenkens
James Dempster-Mid & Upper Nithsdale
Andy Ferguson-North West Dumfries
Yen Hongmei Jin-Lochar
Jane Maitland-Dee
Denis Male-Annandale East & Eskdale
David J McKie-North West Dumfries
Graham Nicol-Mid Galloway
Willie Scobie-Stranraer & North Rhins
David Stitt-Abbey
John Syme-Mid & Upper Nithsdale
Graeme Tait-Annandale North
Roberta Tuckfield-Wigtown West
Officials:
Sean McGleenan - Interim Chief Social Work Officer
Sean Barrett - Devolved Finance Manager
Colin Pentland - Finance Officer
Trish Neagle - Lead Officer, Children's Services
Derek Crichton - Governance Officer
Apologies:
Richard Brodie - Annandale South
Ian Carruthers - Annandale South
Iain W Dick - Stranraer & North Rhins
Gail Macgregor - Annandale North
Item Number Item/Description
PUBLIC
1 SEDERUNT AND APOLOGIES

PROCEDURE - The Vice Chairman assumed the role of Chairman for the meeting

 

15 Members present, 4 apologies

2 DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

NONE declared

3 MINUTE OF MEETING OF 10 JUNE 2014 (FOR APPROVAL)

Decision

 

AGREED

4 SOCIAL WORK SERVICES - REVENUE BUDGET 2013/14 OUTTURN - REPORT BY INTERIM CHIEF SOCIAL WORK OFFICER

Decision

 

NOTED

 

4.1 that Social Work Services returned a net overspend position of £49K which equated to 0.06% of the Social Work Services 2013/14 budget;

 

4.2 the achievement of the agreed savings applied to the 2013/14 Social Work Services budget; and

 

4.3 ACKNOWLEDGED and thanked the staff for all their hard work in achieving the budget out turned performance.

5 SOCIAL WORK SERVICES BUDGET 2014/15 - REPORT BY INTERIM CHIEF SOCIAL WORK OFFICER

Decision

 

5.1 REVIEWED and AGREED the Social Work Services budget 2014/15 as detailed in the Appendix to the report; and

 

5.2 AGREED to receive a report outlining the refreshed arrangements for spot and block purchased contracts and associated financial details to a future meeting of this Committee.

6 REFRESHED BUSINESS PLAN FOR 2012-2015 - SOCIAL WORK SERVICES - REPORT BY INTERIM CHIEF SOCIAL WORK OFFICER

Decision

 

APPROVED the refreshed sections of the Business Plan for Social Work Services as set out in the Appendix to the report and incorporated into the Business Plan.

7 MINUTE OF THE SOCIAL WORK SERVICES SUB COMMITTEE MEETING OF 29 MAY 2014

Decision

 

AGREED

8 ANY OTHER BUSINESS DEEMED URGENT BY THE CHAIRMAN DUE TO THE NEED FOR A DECISION

PROCEDURE - The Chairman, on behalf of the Committee, thanked the Chief Social Work Officer for his important contribution to Social Work Services during the interim arrangements and wished him well in the future.

 

Decision

 

NOTED that there was no business deemed urgent by the Chairman due to the need for a decision