Agenda and decisions

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Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies for Absence

Decision:

Councillors Ian Corkin and Steve Harrod.

2.

Declarations of Interest

- guidance note opposite

Decision:

None.

3.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 260 KB

To approve the minutes of the meeting held on 16 July 2019 (CA3) and to receive information arising from them.

Decision:

Approved and signed as an accurate record of the Meeting.

4.

Questions from County Councillors

Any county councillor may, by giving notice to the Proper Officer by 9 am two working days before the meeting, ask a question on any matter in respect of the Cabinet’s delegated powers.

 

The number of questions which may be asked by any councillor at any one meeting is limited to two (or one question with notice and a supplementary question at the meeting) and the time for questions will be limited to 30 minutes in total. As with questions at Council, any questions which remain unanswered at the end of this item will receive a written response.

 

Questions submitted prior to the agenda being despatched are shown below and will be the subject of a response from the appropriate Cabinet Member or such other councillor or officer as is determined by the Cabinet Member, and shall not be the subject of further debate at this meeting. Questions received after the despatch of the agenda, but before the deadline, will be shown on the Schedule of Addenda circulated at the meeting, together with any written response which is available at that time.

Decision:

There were none.

5.

Petitions and Public Address pdf icon PDF 188 KB

Decision:

Cabinet received the following public address:

 

Item 7 – Service & Resource Planning Report 2020/21 -Councillor Glynis Phillips, Shadow Cabinet member for Finance;

Item 8 – Business Management & Monitoring Report – July 2019 - Councillor Liz Brighouse, Chairman of Performance Scrutiny Committee;

Councillor Laura Price, Opposition Deputy Leader;

Item 9 – The Oxfordshire Safeguarding Children’s Board Annual Reports - Cllr Liz Brighouse, Chairman of Performance Scrutiny Committee;

Councillor Gill Sanders, Shadow Cabinet Member for Children’s Services

Art Well, Local Resident;

Item 10 - Oxfordshire Adult’s Safeguarding Board Annual Report - Cllr Liz Brighouse, Chairman of Performance Scrutiny Committee; Cllr Sobia Afridi, Shadow cabinet Member for Adult Social Care, Cllr Debbie McIlveen, local Councillor for Leys, Mr Art Well, local resident;

Item 11 – Report by the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman – Investigation into a complaint against Oxfordshire County Council (Ref: 18 009 005), Councillor Liz Brighouse, Opposition Leader.

6.

Implementation of a Street Works Permit Scheme for Oxfordshire pdf icon PDF 224 KB

Cabinet Member: Environment

Forward Plan Ref: 2019/106

Contact: Rikke Hansen, Head of Integration & Improvement Tel: 07554 103536

 

Report by Director for Community Operations (CA6).

 

Oxfordshire County Council have been requested by the Department for Transport to implement a street works permit scheme. Officers have reviewed the feasibility of implementing a scheme and completed a cost benefit analysis to determine whether a scheme is suitable for Oxfordshire. Both have found it favourable to implement a scheme.


Officers have developed and consulted on a permit scheme document which sets out the terms and conditions of a scheme. Officers are requesting approval from Cabinet to continue to implement a permit scheme for Oxfordshire

 

Cabinet is RECOMMENDED to:

 

(a)          Approve in principle for a Street works permit scheme for Oxfordshire to be implemented.

 

(b)          Approve the contents of the Street works permit scheme document at Annex 1 which has considered feedback from public consultation.

 

Additional documents:

Decision:

Recommendations Agreed.

7.

Service & Resource Planning Report - 2020/21 pdf icon PDF 272 KB

Cabinet Member: Finance

Forward Plan Ref: 2019/059

Contact: Katy Jurczyszyn, Strategic Finance Manager (Finance, Strategy & Monitoring) Tel: 07584 909518

 

Report by Director of Finance (CA7).

 

To provide background and context to the service and resource planning process for 2020/21.

 

The Cabinet is RECOMMENDED to:

 

(a)         Note the report;

(b)         Approve the Service and Resource Planning process for 2020/21; and

(c)         Approve a four-year period for the Medium Term Financial Plan to 2023/24 and ten-year period for the Capital Programme to 2029/30.

Additional documents:

Decision:

Recommendations Agreed.

8.

Business Management & Monitoring Report - July 2019 pdf icon PDF 703 KB

Cabinet Member: Deputy Leader of the Council and Cabinet Member for Finance

Forward Plan Ref: 2019/025

Contact: Steven Fairhurst Jones, Corporate Performance & Risk Manager Tel: 07932 318890/Katy Jurczyszyn, Finance Manager (Finance, Strategy and Monitoring) Tel: 07584 909518

 

Report by Corporate Director: Customer & Organisational Development and Director of Finance (CA8).

 

This report sets out Oxfordshire County Council's (OCC's) progress towards Corporate Plan priorities and provides an update on the delivery of the Medium Term Financial Plan from 1 June to 31 July. Cabinet does not formally meet in August so information from June and July is covered in this report. As Cabinet do not meet in August, this report presents a summary of performance for June and July. A summary of overall performance and description of change is contained within the report. Each month the business management report will address:

 

a)      Corporate performance (measured against the Thriving Oxfordshire Outcomes Framework)

b)      Risk (summary of strategic risk and other significant matters)

c)      Human Resources (summary of key data)

d)      Finance (summary including forecast outturn variance) 

 

The Committee is RECOMMENDED to note the report and consider any matters for future attention by the Committee.

Decision:

Recommendations Agreed.

9.

The Oxfordshire Safeguarding Children's Board Annual Report/The Performance Audit & Quality Assurance Annual Report and The Case Review & Governance Annual Report - 2019 pdf icon PDF 14 KB

Cabinet Member: Children & Family Services

Forward Plan Ref: 2019/076

Contact: Tan Lea, Strategic Safeguarding Partnerships Manager Tel: 07867 923287

 

Report by Deputy Director - Safeguarding (CA9).

 

This paper presents three annual reports: the Oxfordshire Safeguarding Children Board Annual (OSCB) Report; Performance, Audit and Quality Assurance Annual Report and the Case Review and Governance Annual Report.

 

Cabinet is asked to review and note the reports.

 

 

Additional documents:

Decision:

Recommendations Agreed.

10.

Oxfordshire Safeguarding Adults Board Annual Report pdf icon PDF 96 KB

Cabinet Member: Adult Social Care & Public Health

Forward Plan Ref: 2019/098

Contact: Steven Turner, OSAB Business Manager Tel: (01865) 328993

 

Report by Deputy Director – Adult Social Care (CA10).

 

The OSAB is required to report annually on the work of the Board and of its partners, assessing the position of the partnerships in relation to the safeguarding adults at risk within Oxfordshire.

 

Cabinet is RECOMMENDED to

 

(a)          note that the adult safeguarding partnership is working across Oxfordshire and that work undertaken by the Board and its partners has resulted in a significant decrease in safeguarding concerns being referred into the Local Authority, building on the reduction on concerns started last year; and

 

(b)          note the priorities for 2019/20.

 

Additional documents:

Decision:

Recommendations Agreed.

11.

Report by the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman - Investigation into a Complaint Against Oxfordshire County Council (Ref: 18 009 005) pdf icon PDF 359 KB

Cabinet Member: Education & Cultural Services

Forward Plan Ref: 2019/114

Contact: Lucy Butler, Corporate Director for Children’s Services Tel: (01865) 815122

 

Report by Corporate Director for Children’s Services (CA11).

 

The Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman (LGO) has issued a report following its investigation of a complaint against Oxfordshire County Council. The complaint was about Education & Children's Services matter. The LGO found that there had been fault on the part of the Council, and this had caused injustice to the complainants.

 

The council has agreed to take action which the LGO regards as providing a satisfactory remedy for the complaint. The LGO welcomes the work the council has already carried out, and has planned, to address the fault identified in this and our previous investigation. This is satisfactory to address the service failures identified. 

 

The council is undertaking recommendations to address the injustice caused to Mr and Mrs X and Child D and to address the injustice that may have been caused to others as set out in the report. 

 

A full apology has been issued to Mr and Mrs X and Child D and the outcomes of recommendations to address any injustice that may have been caused to others will be reported to the council's Education Scrutiny Committee on 20th November. 

 

The Cabinet is RECOMMENDED to note the contents of the report by the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman (LGO) and to endorse the actions undertaken in response by this council.  

 

Decision:

Recommendations Agreed.

12.

Forward Plan and Future Business pdf icon PDF 230 KB

Cabinet Member: All

Contact Officer: Sue Whitehead, Committee Services Manager Tel: 07393 001213

 

The Cabinet Procedure Rules provide that the business of each meeting at the Cabinet is to include “updating of the Forward Plan and proposals for business to be conducted at the following meeting”.   Items from the Forward Plan for the immediately forthcoming meetings of the Cabinet appear in the Schedule at CA12.  This includes any updated information relating to the business for those meetings that has already been identified for inclusion in the next Forward Plan update.

 

The Schedule is for noting, but Cabinet Members may also wish to take this opportunity to identify any further changes they would wish to be incorporated in the next Forward Plan update.

 

The Cabinet is RECOMMENDED to note the items currently identified for forthcoming meetings.

Decision:

The Cabinet considered a list of items (CA) for the immediately forthcoming meetings of the Cabinet together with changes and additions set out in the schedule of addenda.

 

RESOLVED:            to note the items currently identified for forthcoming meetings.