Children’s Services Cabinet Member – Minutes – 22 October 2015

16      (16) OUTCOME OF OFSTED INSPECTION DAISY CHAINS NURSERY – The Director of People submitted a report to inform the Cabinet Member of the outcome of the Ofsted inspection held at Daisy Chains Nursery on 17 August 2015.

The inspection was carried out under sections 49 and 50 of the Childcare Act 2006 on the quality and standards of provision that was registered on the early years register.  A full copy of the report had been placed in the political group offices.

Resolved – That the Cabinet Member writes to the management and staff at Daisy Chains regarding the outcome of their inspection.

17      (17)  CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE’S PLAN REFRESH 2015/16 – The Director of People submitted a report which sought endorsement of the Children and Young People’s Plan Refresh 2015/16 and the proposals for dissemination.

The Children and Young People’s (CYP) Partnership was established  in February 2014 as a stakeholder reference group which brought together partners across the children’s workforce to help improve outcomes for children, young people and their families.

One of the key functions of the CYP Partnership was to develop and implement the Children and Young People’s Plan (CYPP).  The final version of the CYPP 2013/16 was approved at the CYP Partnership in February 2014.

Taking account of the progress against the original priority actions, which continued to be delivered through other partnership groups and national / local drivers, an agreement was reached to review the ambitions for 15/16.

The CYPP had continued to place great emphasis on listening to the views of and collaborating with children and young people.  As such the refreshed priority actions reflected both national drivers, local needs and the priorities identified by children and young people themselves.

The refreshed priority actions had been identified as:

1.         Children and young people and families were empowered to keep themselves safe

2.         Children and young people were supported to enjoy positive emotional well being and mental health

3.         Children and young people were supported to develop their employability skills and career pathways

Further details were outlined within the report, and the CYPP Refresh 2015/16 was appended to the report.

Resolved – (a) That the Children and Young People’s Plan Refresh 2015/16 be endorsed,  and  (b) that the proposal for dissemination be supported.

Note: Where there is no report this is because it is exempt, as it contains information which is considered to be of a confidential nature, as detailed in the Local Government (Access to Information) Act.