Agenda and minutes

Social Care Health and Wellbeing Scrutiny Committee
Thursday, 5th September, 2019 2.00 pm

Venue: Committee Rooms A/B - Neath Civic Centre. View directions

Contact: Stacy Curran 01639 763194 Email: s.curran@npt.gov.uk 

Items
No. Item

1.

Minutes of previous meeting pdf icon PDF 72 KB

Minutes:

That the Minutes of the previous meeting held on the 25 July 2019 be approved.

 

 

 

2.

Adult and Children and Young People Services High Level Measures - Quarter 1 (April 19 - June 19) pdf icon PDF 69 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Members received an overview of the Adult and Children and Young People Services High Level Measures – Quarter 1, as detailed in the circulated report.

 

Members highlighted the following areas for further clarification:

 

·        What was the cause of the stress related absences?  It was explained that this was due to personal related issues not work.

·        Why were the caseloads lower but sickness higher? This was due to a delay in the collation of data, sickness has reduced.

·        In relation to Appendix 1 Page 17 Members asked that the figures of the total number of staff to be included in the graph so that Members can have a better understanding of the impact of the data.

·        What was the definition for long term sickness?  It was in excess of 4 weeks and the majority of the instances were in adult services, due to lifting injuries.

·        Members asked Officers to investigate the reason for the drop in the number of supervisions taking place.

·        What had been put in place to address the limited amount of information available from external foster carers on the reasons why placements broke down?  Officers explained that this had been raised with the relevant officers and it was part of the visits by Social Workers which have a number of checks and balances.  This would be followed up as part of the post audit action plan.

 

Following scrutiny, it was agreed that the report be noted.

 

 

3.

Pre-Scrutiny

4.

Access to Meetings

Minutes:

RESOLVED:

That pursuant to Section 100A(4) and (5) of the Local Government Act 1972, the public be excluded for the following items of business which involved the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in Paragraph 13 of Part 4 of Schedule 12A to the above Act.

 

5.

The Neath Port Talbot Youth Justice and Early Intervention Service Quarterly Update

Minutes:

Members received an overview of the NPT Youth Justice and Early Intervention Service Quarterly Update as detailed in the private circulated report.

 

Discussion took place on the newly established Management Board and the progress made. 

 

The Annual Youth Justice Plan would be available for Members consideration later this year. Also, an update report would be brought for Members consideration on a 6 monthly basis.

 

Following Scrutiny, It was agreed that the report be noted.

 

 

 

6.

Pre-Scrutiny

Minutes:

The Manager’s Report on Hillside Secure Children’s Home

 

Members received information on the young people, information on staff and service planning and development for the period 1 March 2019 – 31 May 2019 (3 months) as detailed in the private circulated report.

 

Following scrutiny, it was agreed that the private report be noted.

 

The Regulated Service (Service Providers and Responsible Individuals) (Wales)

 

The Committee received the Regulated Service (Service Providers and Responsible Individuals) (Wales) Regulations 2017 as detailed in the private circulated report.

 

Following scrutiny, it was agreed that the private report be noted.