Minutes of meeting held on 10 June 2014


Present: Councillor C Elmore (Chairman), Councillor S. Egan Councillor R. Bertin, Councillor E Williams, Councillor V Hartrey,  P.Evans (Director of Social and Care Services), Rachael Evans (Head of Children & Young People Services), K Conway (Operational Manager - Social Services),  C. Limbrick (Operational Manager), Martine Coles (LAC Education Coordinator) Gareth Jacobs - (NYAS), Nadia Lovell (NYAS), Mark Petherick (Cabinet Officer).






Apologies for absence





Councillor R Traherne, Councillor J Birch, J. Smith (Safeguarding Officer), L. Jones (Head of Achievement - Learning and Skills),




Minutes and Matters Arising 18 October 2013






The minutes of 3 February 2014 meeting were agreed as a correct record.



All Agreed


NYAS - Gareth Jacobs / Nadia Lovell





Gareth Jacobs and Nadia Lovell presented an overview of the activities and work achieved by NYAS during the past year. NYAS had been providing an advocacy service for the Vale of Glamorgan since 2011.


The Service was for looked after children and the advocacy support provided by NYAS involved looking at issues such as contact with family, placement planning, disabilities transition, short breaks, support to attend Looked After Children reviews, access to legal advice, conflicting views with a social worker, and access to files to make an appeal or complaint.




End of Year Performance Data – Rachel Evans





RE presented her paper on the End of Year Performance Data. A summary paper of the data was attached at Appendix 1.




Looked After Children Inspection – Rachel Evans






RE presented her report on the Councils Looked After Children Inspection. The national inspection was aimed at evaluating and providing assurance in respect of the quality of safeguarding and care planning practice across wales. A summary paper of the inspection was attached at Appendix 2.






Any Other Business





Councillor R Bertin suggested that a forward work programme could be used to outline specific areas of work and future discussions for the Panel.





Next Meeting Dates 2014





Monday 15th September 2014 at 5pm

Cabinet Meeting Room


Monday 15th December 2014 at 5pm

Cabinet Meeting Room



All Agreed