Agenda and minutes

Health & Wellbeing Board - Wednesday, 12th August, 2020 2.00 pm

Venue: Webcast - Remote Meeting. View directions

Contact: Charles Yankiah  (0161 474 3206)

Note: In the light of government guidance on social-distancing and the ongoing impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, this meeting will be held remotely. The press and public are able to follow the proceedings by watching our live webcast of the meeting. You can do so following the directions above, or by clicking on View the Webcast below. 


No. Item


Minutes pdf icon PDF 90 KB

To approve as a correct record and sign the Minutes of the meeting held on 15 July 2020.

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The Minutes (copies of which had been circulated) of the meeting held on 15 July 2020 were approved as a correct record and signed by the Chair.


Declarations of Interest

Councillors and officers to declare any interests which they have in any of the items on the agenda for the meeting.

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


No declarations of interest were made.


Chair's Announcements

To receive announcements from the Chair on matters related to the activities of the Board.

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The Chair welcomed everyone to the meeting and informed the Board that following the last meeting held in July 2020, a number of steps had been put in place in response to Covid-19 as follows: -


·         The implementation of the Outbreak Management Plan and weekly meetings being held of the Outbreak Management Board chaired by Councillor Wells.

·         The establishment of the Health Protection Board that the Deputy Chief Executive (Laureen Donnan) and the Director of Public Health (Jennifer Connolly) attends regularly and has been responding to specific issues.

·         There have been a few outbreaks in Stockport recently in care homes and businesses which has been responded to by the Adult Care & Public Health teams who are working with these organisations.

·         The Greater Manchester area has seen a rise in cases and Stockport teams are working on a daily basis to monitor the data and support the communities to respond to the restrictions.


SEND Programme Update pdf icon PDF 1 MB

To consider an update from the Director of Children’s Services (Stockport Council), the Service Director Strategy and Commissioning (Stockport Council) and the Director of Integrated Commissioning (CCG).


The update provides the progress made with the SEND Improvement journey and delivery of the written statement of action.


The Board is recommended to note the update.


Officer contact: Jennie Neill, 0161 474 4159,

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Chris McLoughlin (Director of Children’s Services) presented the Special Educational Needs & Disability (SEND) Programme Update to the Board and highlighted the following: -


·         The SEND Improvement Journey

·         The SEND Board governance structure

·         The Covid-19 response

·         Returning to schools/setting in September

·         Key programme highlights

·         Joint Commissioning

·         Outcomes Framework

·         SEND E-Learning

·         Department for Education (DfE) feedback

·         Key priorities for the SEND Programme

·         Educational Health Care Plan (EHCP) and Annual Review Process

·         Next Steps


The following comments were made/issues raised: -

·         The Board expressed its thanks to the SEND teams involved in the improvement of SEND in recent years which has been a massive step forward.

·         It was noted that following the DfE informal review, a number of positive reassurances were highlighted at the Trust as well including co-production, impact on waiting times for clinics for ADHD and assessments and the therapists adapting and coping well.

·         Clarification was sought regarding the structure, support and assistance that the SEND Board would welcome. In response, it was noted that there has been such strong relationships developed and senior colleagues across the health system are already at the ‘table’ providing support and opportunities to assist the planning, but there is still so much do.

·         Clarification was sought regarding the lack of consistency across schools as referred to in the presentation. In response, it was noted that the quality high standards for schools need to be consistent for all and there was now an ‘entitlement framework’ that has been delivered and co-produced by schools and key stakeholders.

·         The Board commended the author of the report for its contents and for the presentation by the Director of Children Services as well as the work of the various teams involved in the SEND programme.


The Board thanked everyone for attending and contributing to the discussions and asking questions and wished the SEND Programme and all the team the very best with its continued progress.


RESOLVED – That the report be noted.


Forward Plan for Health & Wellbeing Boards pdf icon PDF 128 KB

To consider a report of the Deputy Chief Executive.


The report provides the Forward Plan of agenda items for future meetings of the Health & Wellbeing Board.


The Board is recommended to note the report.


Officer contact: Charles Yankiah, 0161 474 3206,

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A representative of the Deputy Chief Executive submitted a report (copies of which had been circulated) setting out planned agenda items for the Health and Wellbeing Board’s next meeting.


RESOLVED – That the report be noted.