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To receive any apologies for absence.


Apologies for absence were received from Councillor Hartley.


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 of interest.


Urgent Items of Business

To determine whether there are any additional items of business which, by reason of special circumstances, the Chair decides should be considered at the meeting as a matter of urgency.


There were no urgent items of business.


Minutes pdf icon PDF 66 KB

To consider the Minutes of the meeting of the Health, Schools and Care Overview and Scrutiny Committee held 28th March 2018.




That the minutes of the meeting of the Health, School and Care Overview and Scrutiny Committee held on 28th March 2018 be approved as a correct record.


Informal Meeting of the Committee's membership pdf icon PDF 71 KB

To consider the notes of an informal meeting of the Committee’s membership, with other Council members, regarding the IICSA Independent Inquiry


The Committee considered the notes of an Informal Meeting of the Committee held on 23rd May 2018, the purpose of which was to discuss the findings of the national Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICA) following its investigation into historic events in Rochdale.


The Chair indicated that the Committee would in due course be looking into improvements that had been made to the provision of sexual health services, both from within the Council and by the National Health Service that had been raised at the informal meeting.


The Director of Children’s Services was commended for the work of her Directorate in relation to this matter.


Decision: that the report be noted.


Link4Life Annual Performance Review 2017-18 pdf icon PDF 322 KB

To consider an Annual report relating to Link4Life’s activities in 2017/18

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The Committee considered provide Members of the Committee with information relating to the performance of the Rochdale Boroughwide Cultural Trust, trading as Link4Life at the end of the financial year 2017-2018.


The Committee was reminded that the Council's Sport, Leisure and Cultural Services transferred to the Rochdale Boroughwide Cultural Trust (trading as Link4Life) on the 1st April 2007 under the terms of a Partnership Agreement between the Council and the Trust. This Agreement spans 15 years (2007 – 2022) with an option to extend for a further five years.


The Trust had undertaken a review of its medium to longer term aspirations and developed a new Corporate Strategy as a document that articulates the Trust’s strategic vision, key aims and business objectives. Supplementary to this new strategy was a revised Corporate Business Plan, primarily an internal document providing further detail in terms of the actions and measures designed to address identified challenges and opportunities as well as delivering the Trust’s vision, aims and objectives. To further support this vision, revised service plans have been drawn up detailing key priorities and performance measures in line with revised service goals.


Decision: That the report be noted.




Adult, Children & Public Health Directorate Plans 2017-18 Quarter 4 Performance Update pdf icon PDF 160 KB

Performance information relating to the fourth quarter of 2017/18

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The Committee considered a report detailing progress at the end of Quarter 4 (1st January – 31st March 2018) towards achievement of the targets contained in the Adult Care Directorate Plan 2017-18, Children’s Services Directorate Plan 2017-18 and Public Health Directorate Plan 2017-18. 


Decision: That the report be noted.


Social Care Complaints pdf icon PDF 96 KB

To note details of complaints and compliments relating to social care services

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The Directors of Children’s Services and Adult Services presented a report that provided Members with a summary of Adult and Children’s Social Care complaints received during the third and fourth quarters of 2017/18.


Social care complaints are subject to a statutory reporting framework which are scrutinised by the Care Quality Commission. The Council’s Customer Feedback Team extracted and reported on the information recorded for social care services during the study period, including the number of complaints received at each stage of the process, the numbers of complaints that are investigated and responded to within the permitted timescale and the numbers that were upheld.


Members of the Committee requested that Ombudsman complaints within the remit of the Committee be included in future reports.


Decision: That the report be noted.




Springhill Hospice Quality Account 2017/2018 pdf icon PDF 1 MB

A report relating to activity at Springhill Hospice, in 2017/18 that is presented for information purposes


The Committee considered the Springhill Hospice Quality Account for 2017/2018.


Decision: That the report be noted.


Market Oversight Report: Quarter 4 2017/18 pdf icon PDF 96 KB

To consider the Market Oversight report – 4th Quarter 2017/18

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The Committee considered a report of the Assistant Director - Adult Care (Commissioning) regarding the Market Oversight Plan which provided quality assurance information for services commissioned by the Adult Care service for quarter 4 in 2017/18 (October – December).


The Adult Care Service commissioned external provider services to deliver a range of care services to adults with eligible social care needs. The Adult Care commissioning team assured the quality of the services. The market oversight report presented quality assurance information for quarter 4 of 2017/18 for the committee to scrutinise.


Decision: That the report be noted.





Health, Schools and Care Overview and Scrutiny Committee Work Programme 2018/19 pdf icon PDF 86 KB

To note the Committee’s Work Programme for 2018/19


The Committee considered a report which presented the Committee’s Work Programme 2018/2019.


Decision:  That the report be noted.