Corporate Parenting Panel - Tuesday 22 September 2015 2.30 p.m.

Venue: Town Hall, Moorgate Street, Rotherham, S60 2TH

Contact: Hannah Etheridge 

No. Item


To determine if the following matters are to be considered under the categories suggested in accordance with the Local Government Act ,1972.


To determine any item which the Chairperson is of the opinion should be considered as a matter of urgency.


Apologies for absence.


Declarations of Interest.


Minutes and matters arising from the previous meeting held on 20th July, 2015. pdf icon PDF 69 KB


Communications: - pdf icon PDF 40 KB


·       Moving on;

·       Corporate Parenting Panel’s terms of reference (attached)

o   Identification of Elected Member Champions for Looked After Children.

·       Care Leavers’ Week – 2015;

·       Post-16 Awards on 9th December.


New approach to foster care recruitment in Rotherham. pdf icon PDF 29 KB


·       Covering report attached;

·       Presentation to be delivered at the meeting. 


Report of the Headteacher of the Virtual School. pdf icon PDF 49 KB

Additional documents:


Performance of services for looked after children as at 31st July, 2015. pdf icon PDF 49 KB


·       Also including health data relating to Looked After Children Statutory Health Assessments.

Additional documents:


Exclusion of the press and public.


·       Exempt under Paragraph 3 of The Local Government Act, 1972, business affairs relating to commercial confidentiality. 


Looked After Children Placement Sufficiency Strategy, 2015-2018.


·       Full Strategy document to follow. 


Date and time of the next meetings: -


All meetings are due to start at 9.30 a.m. in the Rotherham Town Hall: -


·       Tuesday 10th November, 2015;

·       Tuesday 19th January, 2016;

·       Tuesday 8th March, 2016;

·       Tuesday 12th July, 2016. 


Work programme, 2015-2016: -


November, 2015

·       Care Leavers’ Week – 2015 – re-cap

·       Performance report

·       Residential update

·       Fostering annual report

·       Adoption annual report

·       Virtual school annual report and Service Plan

·       Missing from care (Nancy Meehan)

January, 2016

·       Meeting focus will be voice and influence

·       Voice and influence report

·       Young inspectors

·       Implementation of PROMISE – LAC summit

·       LAC Celebration events

March, 2016

·       IRO annual report

·       Recruitment and retention of foster carers

·       Children placed out of Borough – update

July, 2016

·       LAACT annual report

Membership of the Corporate Parenting Panel: -


Councillors G. Watson (Deputy Leader and portfolio holder), J. Hamilton (Chair of the Improving Lives Select Commission), S. Currie (TBC, second representative of the Improving Lives Select Commission), C. Vines (representative of the Opposition). 


Interim Director for Legal and Democratic Services