Social Work Services Committee Minutes

Date:
Thursday 10 May 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
Jim H Dempster-Mid and Upper Nithsdale
Andrew Giusti-Stranraer and the Rhins
Iain Howie-Castle Douglas and Crocketford
David James-Castle Douglas and Crocketford
Tracey Little-Lochar
Jane S Maitland-Dee and Glenkens
Henry McClelland-Annandale South
Elaine Murray-Nith
Ronnie Nicholson-North West Dumfries
Officials:
Lillian Cringles - Head of Social Work/Chief Social Work Officer
Gordon Pattinson - Public Protection Manager
Sheila Clingan - Locality Manager Centralised Services
Claire Rogerson - Governance Officer
In attendance:
Julie White - Chief Officer - Dumfries and Galloway Integration Joint Board
Apologies:
Ian Carruthers - Annandale South
Karen Carruthers - Annandale East and Eskdale
David Inglis - Mid Galloway and Wigtown West
Gail Macgregor - Annandale South
Tommy Sloan - Stranraer and the Rhins
Ronnie Tait - Annandale East and Eskdale
Andrew S Wood - Mid and Upper Nithsdale
Item Number Item/Description
PUBLIC
1 SEDERUNT AND APOLOGIES

13 Members present, 6 apologies, 2 not present at start of meeting

2 DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

NONE declared

3 MINUTE OF MEETING OF 15 MARCH 2018

Decision

 

APPROVED

4 PUBLIC PROTECTION - IMPLEMENTATION OF PARTNERSHIP STRUCTURE ACROSS DUMFRIES AND GALLOWAY - REPORT BY HEAD OF SOCIAL WORK/CHIEF SOCIAL WORK OFFICER

Decision

 

4.1 AGREED to receive a presentation on the Public Protection agenda;

 

MEMBER David James entered the meeting - 14 Members present

 

NOTED

 

4.2 the progress towards the implementation of the Dumfries and Galloway Public Protection Committee as detailed in paragraphs 3.5 - 3.14 of the report; and

 

4.3 the update on the Adult Support and Protection Workshop as at Appendix 3 of the report.

5 HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE CLINICAL AND CARE GOVERNANCE REPORTING - REPORT BY HEAD OF SOCIAL WORK/CHIEF SOCIAL WORK OFFICER

Decision

 

NOTED 

 

5.1 the information provided by the Chief Officer on the outcome of the Clinical and Care Governance Committee held on 23 April 2018 which ensures that quality monitoring and governance arrangements are in place for safe and effective health and social care service delivery in Dumfries and Galloway; 

 

5.2 that the Chief Officer would ensure that the Committee papers for the Clinical and Care Governance Committee would be available in future to provide sufficient detail to enable this committee to provide assurance; and 

 

5.3 REQUESTED that a seminar be arranged for Elected Members on the strategic role of the Dumfries and Galloway Integration Joint Board. 

6 KINSHIP CARE - REPORT BY HEAD OF SOCIAL WORK/CHIEF SOCIAL WORK OFFICER

Decision

 

AGREED

 

6.1 the revised Kinship Care Policy and Procedure as in the Appendix of the report; and

 

6.2 that kinship allowances would be made from the date of placement for eligible carers rather than the date of endorsement by the Agency Decision Maker as detailed in paragraph 3.9 of the report.

7 MINUTE OF ADULT SUPPORT AND PROTECTION COMMITTEE 4 DECEMBER 2017

Decision

 

NOTED

8 MINUTE OF CHILD PROTECTION COMMITTEE 22 JANUARY 2018

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.

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