Social Work Services Committee Minutes

Date:
Thursday 13 December 2012
Time:
10:30am
Place:
Council Offices, English Street, Dumfries

Attendance Details

Members:
Andy Ferguson (Chairman) - North West Dumfries
Roberta Tuckfield (Vice-Chairman) - Wigtown West
Ian Blake - Abbey
Jim H Dempster - Mid and Upper Nithsdale
Iain Dick - Stranraer and North Rhins
Yen Hongmei Jin - Lochar
Ivor A Hyslop - Lochar
Jane S Maitland - Dee
Denis R Male - Annandale East and Eskdale
John Martin - Nith
David J McKie - North West Dumfries
Willie Scobie - Stranraer and North Rhins
John Syme - Mid and Upper Nithsdale
Andrew S Wood - Mid and Upper Nithsdale
Officials:
John Alexander - Director of Social Work
Claire Thomson - Governance Policy Officer
Apologies:
Richard Brodie - Annandale South
Karen Carruthers - Annandale East and Eskdale
Gail Macgregor - Annandale North
Marion McCutcheon - Stranraer and North Rhins
Davie Stitt - Abbey


Item Number Item/Description Action
PUBLIC
1 SEDERUNT AND APOLOGIES

12 Members present, 7 apologies.

 
2 DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

John Syme declared an interest in item 6 by virtue of familial association, but having received Governance advice, determined that his interest was such that he did not require to leave the meeting.

 
3 MINUTE OF MEETING OF 25 OCTOBER 2012

Decision

 

AGREED

 
4 MINUTE OF MEETING OF 27 NOVEMBER 2012

Decision

 

AGREED

 

MEMBER - Willie Scobie entered the meeting - 13 Members present

 
5 MINUTE OF MEETING OF SOCIAL WORK SERVICES SUB COMMITTEE OF 23 NOVEMBER 2012

Decision

 

AGREED

 

MEMBER - Iain Dick entered the meeting - 14 Members present

 
6 SOCIAL WORK SERVICES REVENUE BUDGET MONITORING FOR THE PERIOD ENDING OCTOBER 2012 - REPORT BY DIRECTOR OF SOCIAL WORK

Decision

 

NOTED

 

6.1 that initial projections based on expenditure to the end of October for Social Work Services indicated a potential overspend of £507k, which equated to 0.6% of the Social Work Services 2012/13 budget;

 

6.2 that the Social Work Senior Management Team was committed to bringing its service in on budget and had identified a range of measures which would reduce the risk of overspending and that the Risk Enablement and Management Group had been established and was taking these measures forward;

 

AGREED

 

6.3 that future reports needed to provide more detailed information including a breakdown of discretionary spend; number and location of service providers and personalisation costs;

 

6.4 to receive a report to a future meeting on the commissioning of in-house services and the budgetary implications thereof to ensure best value was being achieved; and

 

6.5 that, dependent on places available, that all Members of the Committee be authorised to attend the local expert panel on personalisation on 25 January 2013 in Dumfries, noting that there was no cost for attendance.

Director Social Work Services

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

Decision

 

NOTED that there was no business deemed urgent by the Chairman.

 

Action Details

ItemDetail
6 Action by Director Social Work Services - Completed