Agenda and minutes

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Declarations of Interest

    Members are required to declare any disclosable pecuniary, personal or personal and prejudicial interests they may have and the nature of those interests relating to items on this agenda and/or indicate if S106 of the Local Government Finance Act 1992 applies to them.   


    There were no declarations on interest.


Minutes pdf icon PDF 70 KB

    To consider the minutes of the meeting of the Health, Schools and Care Overview and Scrutiny Committee held 23rd November 2017


    Decision: That the minutes of the meeting of the Health, Children’s and Schools Overview & Scrutiny Committee meeting held on 23rd November 2017, be approved as a correct record.


Link4Life Mid Year Review 2017/18 pdf icon PDF 304 KB


Special Educational Needs and Disability Services (SEND) - Presentation

    Presentation on SEND Services by Assistant Directors (Children’s Services)


    The Committee received a joint presentation from the Director of Children’s Services detailing the legislative requirements, action plans and monitoring of performance for SEND.  The Committee had requested an update at the meeting held on 22nd August 2017.


    The Committee were informed Rochdale underwent its SEND inspection in November 2016 with the final report published in December 2016.  The inspection identified four areas to improve and three further areas to focus improvements.  The action plan was presented detailing the approaches being undertaken to develop the service further.



    That the presentation be noted but future representations to the Committee be via report format.   




Adoption Annual Report 2016/17 pdf icon PDF 107 KB

    The Committee is asked to consider the authority’s Annual Adoption Report 2016/17.

    Additional documents:


    The Committee scrutinised a report of the Director of Children’s Services which detailed the activities of the Rochdale Council Adoption Service for 2016/17. 


    In presenting the report the Director of Children’s Services highlighted the national context in which the service is operating.  Of particular note was the requirement for all Local Authorities to become Regional Adoption Agencies by 2020, collaborating with other Local Authorities and Voluntary Adoption Agencies through formal arrangements to improve efficiency.  Rochdale Adoption Services formally transferred into Adoption Now in November 2017 and subsequent reporting will reflect this change in arrangements.



    That the performance of Rochdale’s Adoption Agency, as detailed in the Annual Report and actions being taken to ensure continued improvement, be noted.


Adult, Children & Public Health Directorate Plans 2017/18 Quarter 3 Performance Update pdf icon PDF 150 KB


Social Care Complaints pdf icon PDF 95 KB