Decision details

Cumbria LSCB Early Help Strategy

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


The board received a presentation from the Corporate Director – Children and Families Services which informed Members of the Early Help Strategy Refresh.


Members were provided with an update on:-


Ø  Achievements


Ø  Work to date on Strategy Refresh


Ø  The Vision


Ø  Next steps


A question was raised about how the authority would be able to measure success of the strategy and the Senior Manager – Early Help & Targeted Youth Support advised that the authority may see a reduction in cases passed to the Safeguarding Hub, less Children Looked After and less Child Protection plans.


A discussion took place regarding the LSCB’s proposals for the draft strategy and the Board’s role in pre-scrutinising the strategy. It was agreed that a review be undertaken in 6 months.


RESOLVED              that,


(1)           the report be noted;


(2)           the Board to receive an update on the progress in implementation of the strategy


(3)           a review into the Board’s role in pre-scrutinising the Cumbria LSCB Early Help Strategy be carried out in 6 months.


Publication date: 07/11/2017

Date of decision: 15/09/2017

Decided at meeting: 15/09/2017 - Scrutiny Advisory Board - Children and Young People