Corporate Parenting Panel - Tuesday 19 January 2016 5.00 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 Chairman is of the opinion should be considered as a matter of urgency.


Apologies for absence.


Declarations of Interest.


Minutes of the previous meeting held in November, 2015, and matters arising. pdf icon PDF 43 KB


·       Virtual School Review;

·       Leaving Care Hub – progress;

·       Leaving care housing – Draft Housing Strategy refers. 




·       Fostering Recruitment timescales;

·       LAC Champion role – who’s who and confirming positions;

·       Review of officer attendance at CPP meetings;

·       Staff who are leaving / have recently left. 


Performance of services for looked after children as at the 30th November, 2015. pdf icon PDF 63 KB


·       Report not to be presented, but Member questions and comments are invited. 

Additional documents:


Complaints and customer contacts made by children and young people to the Children and Young People's Services Directorate between 1st December, 2014, and 30th November, 2015.



·       Report not to be presented, but Member questions and comments are invited. 


Voice and Influence focussed reports: - pdf icon PDF 67 KB


Presentation of: -


1.     Development of participation and engagement with Looked After Children and Care Leavers – report to set the scene for the following items;


2.     Report from the LAC Council;


3.     LAC Summit – report;


4.     Right2Rights – annual report on work with young people;


5.     ‘Are you listening DVD’. 

Additional documents:


Discussion on the previous item focusing on how voice and influence work is done in the Council.


Date and time of the next meetings: -


All meetings are due to start at 5.00 p.m. in the Rotherham Town Hall: -


·       Tuesday 8th March, 2016;

·       Tuesday 12th July, 2016. 



Work programme 2015-2016: -


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. Ahmed (second representative of the Improving Lives Select Commission), C. Vines (representative of the Opposition), S. Currie (Designation).


Catherine Parkinson

Interim Director for Legal and Democratic Services