Social Work Services Committee Minutes

Date:
Thursday 8 December 2016
Time:
10:30am
Place:
Council Offices, English Street, Dumfries

Attendance Details

Members:
Ted Thompson (Chairman)-Lochar
Richard Brodie-Annandale South
Rob Davidson-Abbey
Iain W Dick-Stranraer and North Rhins
Archie Dryburgh-Annandale East and Eskdale
Douglas Fairbairn-Annandale North
Ivor Hyslop-Lochar
Jeff Leaver-Lochar
Gail Macgregor-Annandale South
Jane Maitland-Dee
David J McKie-North West Dumfries
Graham Nicol-Mid Galloway
Willie Scobie-Stranraer and North Rhins
David Stitt-Abbey
John Syme-Mid and Upper Nithsdale
Stephen Thompson-Annandale North
Roberta Tuckfield-Wigtown West
Andrew Wood-Mid and Upper Nithsdale
Officials:
Lillian Cringles - Head of Social Work/Chief Social Work Officer
Angela Paterson - Head of Resources and Support
Heather Collington - Interim Head of Adult Care
Claire Rogerson - Governance Officer
Apologies:
Jim H Dempster (Chairman) - Mid and Upper Nithsdale
Ian Carruthers - Annandale South
Karen Carruthers - Annandale East and Eskdale
Item Number Item/Description
PUBLIC
1 SEDERUNT AND APOLOGIES

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

 

14 Members present, 3 apologies, 3 Members not present at start of meeting.

2 DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

NONE declared

3 MINUTE OF MEETING OF 29 SEPTEMBER 2016

Decision

 

AGREED

 

MEMBERS - Jane Maitland and Richard Brodie entered the meeting - 16 Members present

4 CHILDREN, YOUNG PEOPLE AND LIFELONG LEARNING SERVICES - REVENUE BUDGET MONITORING REPORT 2016/17 - FOR THE PERIOD ENDED 30 SEPTEMBER 2016 - REPORT BY HEAD OF SOCIAL WORK/CHIEF SOCIAL WORK OFFICER

Decision

 

NOTED

 

4.1 that as Children and Families Social Work Services were now part of Children, Young People and Lifelong Learning (CYPLL), these services will not be reported separately but presented as part of the CYPLL Services revenue budget monitoring report; 

 

4.2 that the Social Work Services section of CYPLL was projected to be £129k overspent against the 2016/17 agreed budget; and 

 

4.3 that the details of the Social Work Services budgets within CYPLL Services were contained within sections 3.8 to 3.9 of the report.

 

MEMBER - Graham Nicol entered the meeting - 17 Members present

5 CHIEF SOCIAL WORK OFFICERS ANNUAL REPORT 2015-2016 - REPORT BY HEAD OF SOCIAL WORK/CHIEF SOCIAL WORK OFFICER

Decision

 

5.1 CONSIDERED and NOTED the performance of the Social Work Service in respect of key duties and responsibilities for which the Chief Social Work Officer has overall responsibility;

 

5.2 AGREED to receive a report back at the next Committee on the social care fund allocation and what this had been spent on; and

 

5.3 COMMENDED the excellent work of the Chief Social Work Officer and her staff.

6 JOINT INSPECTION OF HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE FOR OLDER ADULTS - REPORT BY HEAD OF SOCIAL WORK/CHIEF SOCIAL WORK OFFICER

Decision

 

6.1 NOTED the evaluation, findings and recommendations of the Joint Inspection of Health and Social Care for Older Adults and associated evaluation and recommendations; and

 

6.2 AGREED to receive a report back at the next Committee meeting detailing the action plan, timescales and interim progress.

 

MEMBERS - Willie Scobie and Roberta Tuckfield left the meeting - 15 Members present

7 NOTES OF DUMFRIES AND GALLOWAY ADULT SUPPORT AND PROTECTION COMMITTEE WORKSHOP - 9 JUNE 2016

Decision

 

NOTED

8 MINUTES OF DUMFRIES AND GALLOWAY CHILD PROTECTION COMMITTEE - 27 JUNE 2016 AND 22 AUGUST 2016

Decision

 

NOTED

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

Decision

 

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