The Director of Children and Families submitted a report which, informed by a formal consultation exercise, presented a refreshed version of the Children and Young People’s Plan for the Board’s consideration, and which sought the Board’s approval for the submission of the plan for the period 2023 to 2028 to Full Council with the recommendation of formal adoption.
In introducing the report, the Executive Member provided an overview of the key proposals within the refreshed plan, with the comprehensive consultation exercise which had informed the review process being highlighted. Specific reference was made to the plan’s consideration at Children and Families Scrutiny Board, the Leeds Children and Young People’s Partnership and also the engagement which had taken place with children and young people themselves, which it was noted, had been key to the formation of the refreshed 12 Child Friendly ‘Wishes’. It was also noted that the plan setout the vision and objectives for the Council and the wider partnership in terms of working with children and young people, and that the refresh was being undertaken in order to acknowledge the significant changes and challenges which had occurred in recent years.
In response to a Member’s comments regarding the proposed format of the plan, it was noted that whilst the plan was comprehensive and reflected the wishes of children and young people, it was felt that it was succinctly presented.
Responding to a Member’s comments, the Board received further detail on the plan’s objectives, and how the work streams that lay beneath the plan were consistent with the ongoing actions taking place to manage the financial, resource and demand based challenges which continued to be faced in this area.
(a) That following the associated consultation exercise undertaken in late 2022 (a summary of which is presented in Appendix 2 to the submitted report) the proposals for a refreshed Children and Young People’s Plan, as presented, be noted;
(b) That approval be given for the refreshed Children and Young People’s Plan 2023 to 2028 (as presented in Appendix 1 to the submitted report) to be submitted to Full Council on 12 July 2023, with a recommendation of formal adoption.
(The matters referred to within this minute, given that they were decisions being made in accordance with the Budget and Policy Framework Procedure Rules, were not eligible for Call In, as Executive and Decision Making Procedure Rule 5.1.2 states that the power to Call In decisions does not extend to those decisions being made in accordance with the Budget and Policy Framework Procedure Rules)