Agenda Item No. 9
THE VALE OF GLAMORGAN COUNCIL
HEALTHY LIVING AND SOCIAL CARE SCRUTINY COMMITTEE: 4 DECEMBER 2017
REFERENCE FROM CABINET: 6 NOVEMBER 2017
C128 ANNUAL REPORT OF THE DIRECTOR OF SOCIAL SERVICES 2016-2017 - FINAL VERSION (SCHL) (SCRUTINY COMMITTEE - HEALTHY LIVING AND SOCIAL CARE) –
Cabinet was presented with the Annual Report of the Director of Social Services for 2016-2017 and agreement was sought for future priorities for the service.
As part of his statutory duties, the Director of Social Services was required by the Welsh Government to produce an annual report on the effectiveness of social care services in the Vale of Glamorgan and on the Council’s plans for improvement. This gave the Director an opportunity to provide people in the Vale of Glamorgan with a rounded picture of social services - based on evidence drawn from a wide range of sources such as what users and carers said, key performance indicators, and measurements of progress against the overall goals of the Council. The report reflected on progress over the last financial year and linked to objectives in the Corporate Plan 2016-2020 which reflected the Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act.
The final version of the Director's report was attached at Appendix 1 to the report. Unlike previous years, separate service area reports by heads of service had not been produced. This year the format had changed as part of a transition to a new format required by Welsh Government through regulation from 17/18. The directorate had utilised this transition year to bring the new Director's Report in to closer alignment with the Council's Corporate and Service Planning mechanisms.
The final report had been prepared following the circulation of a challenge version. This had allowed key stakeholders opportunities to comment and make observations before the report was finalised, ensuring that it accurately reflected the position of social services.
The final report would be made available via the Council's website accompanied by a number of videos which would help illustrate the work of Social Services during 2016/17.
This was a matter for Executive decision
Cabinet, having considered the report and all the issues and implications contained therein
(1) T H A T the content of the report be noted.
(2) T H A T the Director's Annual Report for 2016-2017 attached at Appendix 1 to the report be approved.
(3) T H A T the improvement priorities for Social Services as set out in the Director's Annual Report for 2016-2017 be agreed.
(4) T H A T the report be referred to the Healthy Living and Social Care Scrutiny Committee for consideration.
Reasons for decisions
(1-3) To approve that the Director's Annual Report for 2016-2017.
(4) To ensure the Healthy Living and Social Care Scrutiny Committee considered the final version of the report.
Attached as Appendix – Report to Cabinet – 6 NOVEMBER 2017