Decision details

Update to Constitution: Corporate Parenting Panel Terms of Reference

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


17.1     The Committee considered a report by the Director of Law and Assurance on changes to the terms of reference of the Corporate Parenting Panel for recommendation to the County Council (copy appended to the signed minutes).


17.2     On page 56 a query was raised about the number of representatives of the Children in Care Council and Care Leavers Advisory Board in relation to the quorum and the Director of Law and Assurance said the wording would be adjusted. On page 57 under ‘Purpose’, it was noted that the fifth bullet point should be amended to read ‘in the best interest of our children’.


17.3     Cllr Lord, who is a member of the Panel, commented that they had been working with the new Assistant Director and the Cabinet Member as well as young people to develop the new terms of reference. She added her appreciation of the work of the Cabinet Member in this area. The Chairman asked Cllr Lord to express the Committee’s thanks to the Corporate Parenting Panel for its work.


17.4     Resolved – That the revised terms of reference for the Corporate Parenting Panel, as set out in Appendix 1 to the report, subject to the amendments set out in minute 17.2 above, be endorsed for recommendation to the County Council.

Publication date: 07/10/2021

Date of decision: 24/09/2021

Decided at meeting: 24/09/2021 - Governance Committee

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