The minutes of the meeting held on 22 November 2021 were agreed as a correct record and signed by the Chair. The Senior Partnerships Officer reported the following matters arising:
· Item 6 - An email of thanks had been sent to Selwyn Morgans, Anne Haigh and Claire Morris in recognition of the good Ofsted inspection findings in respect of Aycliffe Centre and High Etherley and Framwellgate Moor Children’s Homes.
· Item 8 - The language document had been circulated to the Panel for information and six-monthly updates on the use of language had been added to the future work programme.
· Item 9 - Family Time location pictures, before and after, had been shared with Councillor Miller. The Communications team had increased media coverage relating to positive news stories of the care experience and the promotion of fostering. The charity fundraising link which had been shared with the Panel had succeeded in reaching the target.
· Item 11 - The Care Leavers’ Hub will be launched in February, to which the Chair, Vice-Chair and Portfolio Holder for Children and Young People had been invited.