Prioritisation matrix

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AGENDA ITEM
REPORT TO CHILDREN AND
YOUNG PEOPLE HEALTH
AND WELLBEING
COMMISSIONING GROUP
27 NOVEMBER 2013
REPORT OF MALAP
CHAIRMAN
REVIEW OF CORPORATE PARENTING STRATEGY
SUMMARY
This report asks the group for views on the development of a revised Corporate Parenting
Strategy.
RECOMMENDATIONS
It is recommended that the group note the plan for reviewing the Corporate Parenting
Strategy and offer any comments on the proposed purpose of, and priorities for, the strategy.
DETAIL
1. Attached is the current Corporate Parenting Strategy which is now coming to the end of
its currency. It was developed during 2010, overseen by MALAP (the Multi-Agency
Looked After Children Partnership), then endorsed by the former Children’s Trust Board
and approved by the Council’s Cabinet.
2. The strategy has been monitored over time by MALAP, who have agreed that it is now
timely to refresh the document to reflect the current context, whilst acknowledging that
priority areas for improvement have not changed significantly.
3. Initial consideration by a group of officers from MALAP has proposed that a revised
strategy should maintain a high level strategic focus. The overall purpose should still be
to set out the ambitions of the Council and partners, as corporate parents, to improve
outcomes for children and young people in care. The content of the main document
could be slimmed down, with some of the detail to be covered in background documents
or appendices. There should be a strong multi-agency contribution to the strategy.
4. The strategy will need to be supported by an action plan which would continue to be
monitored by MALAP as part of its scheduled work programme, with updates (e.g twice a
year) to the CYPHWCG. It is proposed that the strategy should have the following as key
priority areas:
 Access to health services (to include CAMHS).
 Development of local placement support and resources (in line with developments
as part of the Council’s ‘Big Ticket’ review of Children’s Services).
 Improving educational outcomes.
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 Engagement and participation of children and young people in care.
 Improving employability.
Name of Contact Officer:
Post Title:
Telephone No:
Email address:
Simon Willson
MALAP Chairman
01642 527035
[email protected]ton.gov.uk
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