Social Work Services Committee Minutes

Date:
Thursday 15 March 2018
Time:
10:30am
Place:
Council Offices, English Street, Dumfries

Attendance Details

Members:
Stephen Thompson (Chairman)-Annandale North
David McKie (Vice Chairman)-North West Dumfries
Graham Bell-North West Dumfries
Dougie Campbell-Dee and Glenkens
John Campbell-Nith
Ian Carruthers-Annandale South
Karen Carruthers-Annandale East and Eskdale
Jim H Dempster-Mid and Upper Nithsdale
Andrew Giusti-Stranraer and the Rhins
Iain Howie-Castle Douglas and Crocketford
David Inglis-Mid Galloway and Wigtown West
David James-Castle Douglas and Crocketford
Tracey Little-Lochar
Gail Macgregor-Annandale North
Jane S Maitland-Dee and Glenkens
Henry McClelland-Annandale South
Elaine Murray-Nith
Ronnie Nicholson-North West Dumfries
Tommy Sloan-Stranraer and the Rhins
Andrew S Wood-Mid and Upper Nithsdale
Officials:
Lillian Cringles - Head of Social Work/Chief Social Work Officer
Vikki Binnie - Community Justice Manager
Heather Collington - Senior Operational Manager
Gillian McNish - Performance & Quality Manager
Claire Rogerson - Governance Officer
Apologies:
Ronnie Tait - Annandale East and Eskdale
Item Number Item/Description
PUBLIC
1 SEDERUNT AND APOLOGIES

18 Members present, 1 apology, 2 not present at start of meeting.

2 DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

NONE declared

3 MINUTE OF MEETING OF 16 JANUARY 2018

Decision

 

APPROVED

 

MEMBER - Dougie Campbell entered the meeting - 19 Members present

4 A LOCAL MODEL OF COMMUNITY JUSTICE - REPORT BY HEAD OF SOCIAL WORK / CHIEF SOCIAL WORK OFFICER

Decision

 

4.1 AGREED to receive a presentation on the Community Justice Partnership;

 

MEMBER - Henry McClelland entered the meeting - 20 Members present

 

4.2 NOTED the progress of the local Community Justice Partnership; and

 

4.3 AGREED to receive future reports on the progress of the Community Justice Outcomes Improvement Plan in meeting its identified priorities.

 

MEMBER - Andrew Wood left the meeting - 19 Members present

5 EXTERNAL SCRUTINY OF SOCIAL WORK SERVICES - OCTOBER 2017 - FEBRUARY 2018 - REPORT BY HEAD OF SOCIAL WORK / CHIEF SOCIAL WORK OFFICER

Decision

 

5.1 NOTED the outcome of the scrutiny activity which took place between October 2017 and February 2018, as detailed in the Appendix of the report; and

 

5.2 CONSIDERED the progress being made in respect of the requirements and recommendations from inspection during reporting period October 2017 - February 2018.
 

6 COMMENTS, COMPLAINTS AND COMPLIMENTS - HEAD OF SOCIAL WORK / CHIEF SOCIAL WORK OFFICER

Decision

 

NOTED

 

6.1 the progress made since the last performance report on 14 March 2017;

 

6.2 the performance of the service in respect of the number of complaints handled in the period 1 January 2017 to 31 December 2017; and

 

6.3 the number of compliments received by the service, as detailed at section 3.20 of this report.

7 HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE CLINICAL AND CARE GOVERNANCE AND CONSULTATION - REPORT BY HEAD OF SOCIAL WORK / CHIEF SOCIAL WORK OFFICER

Decision

 

AGREED

 

7.1 to receive reports initially three times a year, to Social Work Services Committee from the Clinical and Care Governance Committee; and

 

7.2 to remit to Full Council the proposed reporting mechanism with regards to consultations undertaken under the Health and Social Care Partnership, which would provide a mechanism for the views of the Elected representatives to be tabled at the Integration Joint Board (IJB), whilst recognising that the IJB is responsible for any decisions made following consultation.

8 SOCIAL WORK SCOTLAND ANNUAL CONFERENCE AND EXHIBITION 13 & 14 JUNE 2018 - “CONFIDENCE, COMMITMENT, COLLABORATION” - REPORT BY HEAD OF SOCIAL WORK / CHIEF SOCIAL WORK OFFICER

Decision

 

8.1 NOTED the details of the Social Work Scotland Annual Conference and Exhibition 2018 as detailed in paragraphs 3.2 and 3.3;

 

AGREED

 

8.2 the attendance of the Chairman and Vice Chairman to attend on a residential basis with the caveat that if unable to attend they will nominate an appropriate replacement; and

 

8.3 to provide a report to this Committee following attendance at the Conference.

9 NOTES OF DUMFRIES AND GALLOWAY ADULT PROTECTION COMMITTEE WORKSHOP 30 OCTOBER 2017

Decision

 

NOTED and FURTHER NOTED that an update on the Adult Support and Protection Committee would be presented to this Committee in the future.

10 MINUTE OF DUMFRIES AND GALLOWAY CHILD PROTECTION COMMITTEE 20 NOVEMBER 2017

Decision

 

NOTED and FURTHER NOTED that an update on Public Protection arrangements would be presented to the next meeting of this Committee.

11 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.