Agenda and minutes

Stockport Family Partnership Board - Wednesday, 13th October, 2021 10.30 am

Venue: Webcast - Remote Meeting. View directions

Contact: Charles Yankiah  (0161 474 3206)


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Welcome and Introductions

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The Director of Children’s Services welcomed everyone to the Board meeting and thanked them for their attendance.


Apologies for Absence

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Apologies for absence were received on behalf of Tim Bowman, Jennifer Connolly, Gill Frame, Andrea Green, Josie Kershaw, Andy Kippax, Inspector Marcus Noden, Julie Parker, Danny Pearson, Anita Rolfe, Nuala O’Rourke, Tony Ryan, Zoe Turner and Joanne Whittingham.


Declarations of Interest

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Members were invited to declare any interests they had in any of the items on the agenda for the meeting.


No interests were declared.


Minutes of the last meeting pdf icon PDF 215 KB

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The Minutes (copies of which had been circulated) of the meeting held on 14 July 2021 were approved as a correct record subject to the following: -


·         Also in Attendance – Heidi Shaw be moved from ‘Also in Attendance’ to ‘Present’ as part of the Board.


·         Apologies for Absence – ‘Anita Rolf’ be corrected to ‘Anita Rolfe’


Future High Streets - Phase 2 Consultation - Presentation pdf icon PDF 1 MB

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Kirsteen Roe (Service Director), submitted a report (copies of which had been circulated) relating to the Future High Street Funds Engagement and highlighted the following: -


·         Consultation closes on 18th October 2021;

·         People are asked to complete short questionnaire; and

·         Stockport Council awarded £14.5m Future High Streets Funding following Government launch in 2018 to renew and reshape the high streets.


Comments were made relating to other groups who could be involved in the consultation process e.g. Aquinas School.


The Board thanked Kirsteen Roe (Service Director) for the report and information shared.


RESOLVED – That the report be noted.


One Health and Care Plan-Sign Off pdf icon PDF 161 KB

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A representative of the Chief Executive, submitted a report (copies of which had been circulated) relating to the One Health & Care Plan.


The following comments were made/issues raised:-


·         The work involved in this plan is very important and should be supported. In response, it was noted that the work involved were clearly identified in the plan and it was important that the activities were supported.

·         It was commented that being part of the ‘economic alliance’ there were opportunities to champion the plan and ‘push it forward’.


The Board thanked Geraldine Gerard for presenting the plan.


RESOLVED – That the report be noted.

Meeting adjourned between 11.10am – 11.25am


Intentional Education Recovery pdf icon PDF 803 KB

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A representative (Lynn Perry, Head of School Effectiveness) of the Director of Education (Tim Bowman), submitted a report (copies of which had been circulated) relating to the Intentional Education Recovery.


The following comments were made/issues raised:-


·         The Headteachers and education and school communities were thanked for their work during the pandemic.

·         It was commented that the report was welcomed and that the Director of Education be thanked for his openness.

·         It was stated that messages relating to individuals and the treatment of children should not be a blanket approach and should be communicated to schools.

·         Sometimes it could be difficult as educational professionals as there is a duty to report any concerns and absences.

·         There was an opportunity to improve and acknowledge the children that have missed out the personal interaction throughout the pandemic, which has been a challenge for everyone.

·         It was commented that the “Marmot report” stated that “one of the most important things for young people is to transition to adulthood successfully and to leave secondary education with a feeling of hope” and this must be built in from the early years.


The Board thanked Lynn Perry for presenting the report but asked that their thanks be communicated to the Director of Education as well.


RESOLVED – That the report be noted.


Proposed Refresh of Terms of Reference and Membership

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Carolyn Anderson (Children’s Transformation Lead) presented a verbal update on the Terms of Reference and Membership and highlighted the following: -


·         the Board’s terms of reference and its membership needed to be reviewed and the requirements and the relevance of the current membership needed to be looked at more closely; and

·         the process for reporting to the Board and its governance needed to be reviewed to ensure the process was robust.


The following comments were made/issues raised:-


·         Makes perfect sense as the Board moves forward.

·         Good idea and really helpful.

·         Need to consider altering the name of the Board to reflect current legislation and reporting processes e.g. Stockport Family Health & Care Board.

·         Need to consider swapping to MS Teams platform to improve the engagement and improve connectivity for everyone.

·         While reviewing the membership need to consider the absent organisations from the Board and how the Board engages with the public going forward.


RESOLVED – That the verbal update be noted.


Refresh of Children and Young People's Mental Health Transformation Plan pdf icon PDF 3 MB

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Gina Evans (Joint Commissioning Lead) submitted a report(copies of which had been circulated) providing an update  on the Children and Young People’s Mental Health Transformation Plan.


The following comments/issues were raised: -


·         Clarification was sought regarding the slide relating to vulnerable children and the position of the LAC Clinical Psychologists. In response, it was stated that an offer had been created for the post, but it was currently vacant together with other positions, but it was an area of priority.

·         The CAMHS offer that had been extended to weekends was welcomed by the Board.


The Chair commented that the ‘Refresh Plan’ should be submitted to the SEND Board for consideration.


RESOLVED – That the report be noted and that the “Refresh Plan” be submitted to the next SEND Board meeting.


Agenda Planning pdf icon PDF 176 KB

To consider the Forward Plan of agenda items for future meetings of the Stockport Family Partnership Board.


The Board is recommended to note the report.


Officer contact: Charles Yankiah, 0161 474 3206,

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A representative of the Strategic Head of Service & Monitoring Officer (Legal & Democratic Governance) submitted a report (copies of which had been circulated) setting out planned agenda items for the Stockport Family Partnership Board’s next meeting.


RESOLVED – That the report be noted.