(Matter which the Chairman has decided is urgent by reason of the need to consider the reference in conjunction with Agenda Item No. 21)
Agenda Item No. 22(i)
THE VALE OF GLAMORGAN COUNCIL
CABINET: 18TH APRIL, 2012
REFERENCE FROM SCRUTINY COMMITTEE (SOCIAL CARE AND HEALTH): 16TH APRIL, 2012
“ CORPORATE IMPROVEMENT OBJECTIVES 2012/13 (REF) -
The Cabinet on 28th March 2012 referred the report to all Scrutiny Committees for comment. The report highlighted that the Corporate Plan was a key means of the Council complying with the Local Government Measure 2009 which required the Council to set improvement objectives annually and demonstrate continuous improvement. The current Corporate Plan which had been approved in 2010 and set out a four year vision for the Council included a mixture of improvement objectives (defined as those areas where improvements were needed because of existing deficiencies) and other Council priorities. Whilst Corporate Plan objectives would not be amended for 2012/13 a full review of the Corporate Plan 2010 -14 was planned during 2012 post the Local Government elections in May. As an interim measure to address the issues raised by the Auditor General in his Annual Improvement Report an analysis of the Corporate Plan had been undertaken to identify the Council’s key improvement objectives for 2012/13 along with relevant actions and measures that contributed towards achieving those. Eight Improvement Objectives were consequently proposed for 2012/13 following the analysis of the Corporate Plan and a review of service performance to date, corporate risks and findings from the recent Wales Audit Office reviews / improvement studies and other regulators’ inspections. Tabled at the meeting were revised versions of Appendices 1 and 2 for inclusion in the agenda. In considering the report and the key objectives Members agreed that the Welsh average detailed in key objective 2 should be achieved as a minimum, following which it was subsequently
(1) T H A T Corporate objective 2 be amended to read “ To reduce the time taken to deliver disabled facilities grants to children and young people and to adults to achieve as a minimum the Welsh average performance of 2011-2012.” .
(2) T H A T Cabinet be requested to endorse Recommendation (1) above and refer same to Full Council.
Reasons for recommendations
(1) In order to ensure further improvement.
(2) For approval.”