Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: Yes
The Director of Children and Families submitted a report which, as required, presented the One Adoption West Yorkshire (OAWY) Annual Report covering the period April 2018 to March 2019, together with an updated Statement of Purpose.
Noting the recommendation in the submitted report which proposed that future annual reports be submitted to the West Yorkshire Joint Committee (WYJC) for the regional adoption agency, assurances were sought regarding how the Council would continue to have an oversight of this area. In response, the Board was assured that reports, including the annual report, would be submitted to the Corporate Parenting Board for consideration and that the Executive Member for Children and Families would Chair the WYJC.
In addition, it was suggested that related future reports to Executive Board could potentially signpost Board Members to future versions of the annual report.
(a) That the annual report of One Adoption West Yorkshire (OAWY), as detailed at Appendix A to the submitted report, be received and noted, as required by the National Minimum Standards for Adoption 2014, pursuant to the Care Standards Act 2000, which is to enable the Executive Board to monitor the management and outcomes of the service so that they may be satisfied that the agency is effective and is achieving good outcomes for children and/or services users; and also to satisfy themselves that the agency is complying with the conditions of registration;
(b) That the updated Statement of Purpose for OAWY, as appended to the submitted report, be noted, with it also being noted that the Statement of Purpose is required as part of the national minimum standards provisions, in order to enable the relevant services to be provided and which also enables the Executive to agree any changes to the Statement of Purpose on an annual basis;
(c) That it be agreed that future annual reports for this service be submitted to the West Yorkshire Joint Committee for the regional adoption agency, as it is deemed a more appropriate forum for such documents to be received, given that this is a regional service.
Publication date: 01/07/2019
Date of decision: 26/06/2019
Decided at meeting: 26/06/2019 - Executive Board
Effective from: 06/07/2019