Agenda item

Performance - Q3

Minutes:

The following points were made:

 

·         Reference to BCP280, Increase the % of people who contact Adult Social Care and then receive Tiers 1 & 2 services:

o   There was a long way to go; integrated community hubs were being developed.

o   This could be seen as a baseline to refer to until we begin to work together in integrated teams, which would show the added value of working in multi-disciplinary teams.

o   Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care stated that this was an ambitious target.

 

 

·         Reference to DPE005a, Increase the percentage of adults receiving direct payments:

o   Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care told the Commission that some Local Authorities have been more ambitious around direct payments.

o   SMEs to be on the list of approved providers; organisations needed support; there had been sessions with commissioners working with very small organisations with a view to be on the list for providers.

 

·         Reference to BCP263a, Reduce the % of young people of academic age 16 to 17 years who are NEET & destination unknown:

o   There was a need to investigate the data further.

o   The data included ‘destination unknown’ which was difficult to track.

o   The NEET and destination unknown was a national definition; it could be possible to disaggregate the data.

 

·         Reference to BCP212, Reduce the number of adolescents (aged 13-17) who need to enter care due to abuse or exploitation:

o   The figure was accumulative; there was a slight increase;

o   There had been an increase in unaccompanied young people.

o   BCC had less impact on outcomes with older children; more focus on  building resilience, keeping them in families.   

o   BCC had the third lowest rate of children in care in core cities; this was not the case three years ago.

o   Cabinet Member for Children and Young People said it was important we saw social care as part of a whole offer to young people, which included the children’s centres, parenting support, early years support;  strengthening whole family, to avoid the need to go into care; there was a focus on early intervention.

o   The Commission was advised that early intervention was key.

 

 

·         Reference to BCP222, Increase the take-up of free early educational entitlement by eligible 2 year olds:

o   This was positive; and a priority.

 

·         Reference to BCP253, Increase the number of attendances at BCC leisure centres and swimming pools:

o   Care leavers were able to access leisure centres free.

o   Concern about substantial drop in access.

o   We were trying to reacquaint people with what’s on offer; there was a need to be better at social media.

o   There was a new sport and leisure strategy.

o   Deputy Mayor, Communities (Public Health, Public Transport, Libraries, Parks), Events and Equalities, stated that the contract with the current provider was coming to an end; that there had been a review and it was sensible for centres to be managed by external providers; BCC would be specific about the offer to be delivered; and that one centre was temporarily closed for refurbishment which would have had an impact.

 

 

RESOLVED;

 

That that the Commission would be provided with an update regarding the data relating to NEET and destination unknown.

 

That the Commission recommends NEET should be on the 2020-21 work programme.

 

Briefing about the sport and leisure strategy, and the relationship with mental health and well-being to be provided by the Director of Public Health.

 

 

 

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