Agenda item - LSCB Business Plan 2016-19

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LSCB Business Plan 2016-19

Report of the Chair of the Local Safeguarding Children’s Board (copy attached).


66.1         The Chair of the Local Safeguarding Children’s Board introduced the report which set out the priorities for the 2016-19 Business Plan and noted that these would be reported on as part of the Annual report.


66.2         Councillor Mac Cafferty referred to the question of advocacy rights v the Care Act and a recent judgement in the High Court which suggested that a local authority could not consider the deprivation of liberty of a minor without going to High Court.  In view of the costs associated with such a matter, he wondered how this could be budgeted for.


66.3         The Director of Children’s Services stated that he wished to endorse the Business Plan and in regard to the question, it was something that could not be easily answered other than it was another responsibility that would have to be met from existing resources as and when it occurred.


66.4         Councillor Barford stated that funding issues were an important consideration and she hoped that partner agencies would be able to support the council in terms of meeting statutory duties


66.5         RESOLVED: That the report be noted.

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