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 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.
(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