Social Work Services Committee Minutes

Date:
Thursday 23 June 2016
Time:
10:30am
Place:
Council Offices, English Street, Dumfries

Attendance Details

Members:
Ted Thompson (Chairman)-Lochar
Richard Brodie-Annandale South
Iain W Dick-Stranraer and North Rhins
Andy Ferguson-North West Dumfries
Ivor Hyslop-Lochar
Jeff Leaver-Lochar
Gail Macgregor-Annandale South
Denis Male-Annandale East and Eskdale
Jane Maitland-Dee
Graham Nicol-Mid Galloway
Willie Scobie-Stranraer and North Rhins
David Stitt-Abbey
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
Lucy Irons-Young - Governance Officer
In attendance:
Julie White - Chief Operating Officer - NHS D&G
Apologies:
Jim H Dempster (Chairman) - Mid and Upper Nithsdale
Ian Carruthers - Annandale South
Karen Carruthers - Annandale East and Eskdale
David J McKie - North West Dumfries
John Syme - Mid and Upper Nithsdale
Graeme Tait - Annandale North
Item Number Item/Description
PUBLIC
1 SEDERUNT AND APOLOGIES

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

 

14 Members present, 6 apologies, 1 Member not present at start of meeting

2 DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

NONE declared

3 MINUTE OF MEETING OF 31 MARCH 2016

Decision

 

AGREED

4 SOCIAL WORK SERVICES - REVENUE BUDGET 2015/16 OUTTURN - REPORT BY HEAD OF SOCIAL WORK/CHIEF SOCIAL WORK OFFICER

Decision

 

NOTED

 

4.1 that Social Work Services returned a nominal net overspend of £164k, which equated to 0.2% of the Social Work Services 2015/16 budget; 

 

4.2 that within this outturn figure the Delegated Budgets returned a net overspend of £485k;

 

4.3 that within this outturn figure the Non-Delegated Budgets returned a net underspend of (£321k);

 

4.4 that the Older People Care at Home outturn budget figure included a virement of £245k from DG First;

 

4.5 the progress against the delivery of the agreed savings applied to the Social Work Services budget; and 

 

4.6 the update in respect of the Policy Development Budgets which were provided to Social Work Services.

5 CHILDREN, YOUNG PEOPLE AND LIFELONG LEARNING BUSINESS PLAN FOR 2016-18 - REPORT BY HEAD OF SOCIAL WORK/CHIEF SOCIAL WORK OFFICER

Decision

 

5.1 CONSIDERED the Children, Young People and Lifelong Learning (CYPLL) Business Plan for 2016-18 (which will be presented to CPYLL Committee on 30 June 2016 for agreement), including the targets proposed for Indicators and dates for Projects; 

 

5.2 AGREED the Social Work functions within the CYPLL Business Plan; 

 

NOTED

5.3 the arrangements for performance monitoring and reporting; and

 

5.4 the amendment to the performance information as set out in Appendix 2 of the report.

6 AREA COMMITTEES - REPORT BY HEAD OF SOCIAL WORK/CHIEF SOCIAL WORK OFFICER

Decision

 

CONSIDERED the requests received from Area Committees and AGREED to retain the current position in terms of performance reporting until the review of Area Committees is completed.

 

MEMBER - Iain W Dick entered the meeting - 15 Members present.

7 NHS DUMFRIES AND GALLOWAY MENTAL HEALTH CHANGE PROGRAMME CONSULTATION : DEVELOPING ALL SERVICES FOR PEOPLE WITH MENTAL ILLNESS REQUIRING SPECIALIST SERVICES - REPORT BY HEAD OF SOCIAL WORK/CHIEF SOCIAL WORK OFFICER

Decision

 

ADJOURNMENT OF MEETING - the meeting adjourned at 11.40am to allow the Chairman to take some procedural advice and reconvened at 11.55am with 15 Members present, being:-

Ted Thompson, Richard J Brodie, Iain W Dick, Andy Ferguson, Ivor Hyslop, Jeff Leaver, Gail Macgregor, Jane Maitland, Denis Male, Graham Nicol, Willie Scobie, David Stitt, Stephen Thompson, Roberta Tuckfield and Andrew Wood.

Decision

AGREED that Members were not in a position to provide a response to the NHS consultation.

 

MEMBER - Ivor Hyslop left the meeting - 14 members present

8 MINUTE OF DUMFRIES AND GALLOWAY CHILD PROTECTION COMMITTEE - 7 MARCH 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.

10 LOCAL GOVERNMENT (SCOTLAND) ACT 1973

Decision

AGREED to adopt a resolution to exclude the public from the meeting in terms of Section 50A (4) of and paragraph 3 of Part 1 of Schedule 7A to the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973.

 

MEMBERS - Andy Ferguson and Denis Male left the meeting - 12 Members present

EXEMPT
11 RESPONSE TO THE COMPLAINTS REVIEW PANEL HELD ON 24 JUNE 2015

Summary of Report - This report provided Members with the findings of a Complaints Review Panel, together with the response of Social Work Services for their consideration.

 

VOTE

 

11.1 MOTION by WILLIE SCOBIE seconded by ROBERTA TUCKFIELD to accept in full the recommendations as put forward by the Complaints Review Panel held on Wednesday 24 June 2015.

 

11.2 AMENDMENT by TED THOMPSON seconded by JEFF LEAVER to accept in full the recommendations made by Social Work Services to (1) note the various recommendations and additional considerations given by the Complaints Review Panel; (2) consider the actions proposed by Social Work Services in response to the recommendations of the Complaints Review Panel; and (3) agree not to accept the recommendations of the Complaints Review Panel.

 

11.3 On a vote taken by roll call, Members voted as follows:-

 

Motion - 4 votes being:-

 

Richard J Brodie, Iain W Dick, Willie Scobie, Roberta Tuckfield

 

Amendment - 7 votes being:-

 

Ted Thompson, Jeff Leaver, Gail Macgregor, Jane Maitland, Graham Nicol, David Stitt, Stephen Thompson

 

Abstention - 1 vote being:-

 

Andrew Wood

 

Decision

11.4 ACCEPTED in full the recommendations made by Social Work Services;

 

11.5 NOTED the various recommendations and additional considerations given by the Complaints Review Panel;

 

11.6 CONSIDERED the actions proposed by Social Work Services in response to the recommendations of the Complaints Review Panel; and

 

11.7 AGREED not to accept the recommendations of the Complaints Review Panel for the reasons outlined in the report.