Health and Wellbeing Scrutiny

Committee Agenda

Thu Jun 09 2011

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Thursday 9 June 2011

A meeting of the Health Wellbeing Scrutiny Committee will be held on the above date at 10.00am at County Hall, Exeter to consider the following matters.

P. NORREY

Chief Executive

A G E N D A

PART I OPEN COMMITTEE

1. Apologies for Absence

2. Minutes of the former Health Adults Services Scrutiny Committee meeting held on 10 March 2011, attached (Page 4).

3. Urgent Business

Items which in the opinion of the Chairman should be considered at the meeting as a matter of urgency.

MATTERS FOR CONSIDERATION OR REVIEW

4 Structural Organisation of the County Council and Scrutiny Committee Terms of Reference

(10.10am)

The terms of reference of the Scrutiny Committees and revised Cabinet Member remits are attached (Page 9).

The Chief Executive, NHS Devon and the Strategic Director People have been invited to attend and give a short presentation on the new structural arrangements and the contribution the scrutiny function may make.

5. Future Ways of Working and Work Programme

(10.40am)

To consider new ways of working including joint working (with or on behalf of another Scrutiny Committee), individual Member tasking, involvement of Locality (County) Committees and to review the current scrutiny work programmes (Page 13) to identity items of strategic, policy or performance that should be included in a new joint Scrutiny Work Programme (Proposed draft attached Page 21) for publication on the Council s website and

To note the contents of Cabinet Forward Plan (Page 23) also available on the County Council s web site at:

http://www.devon.gov.uk/forward_plan_of_key_decisions_guidance.doc

7. Devon Prevention Strategy: Promoting Independence and Welbeing 2011-13

(11.10am - 12 noon)

Joint report of the Strategic Director People and the Joint Director of Public Health (ACS/11/5 - text only | pdf | supplementary information ACS/11/5), attached (Page 27).

PART II ITEMS WHICH MAY BE TAKEN IN THE ABSENCE OF PRESS AND PUBLIC

Nil

Members are reminded that Part II Reports contain exempt information and should therefore be treated accordingly. They should not be disclosed or passed on to any other person(s).

Members are also reminded of the need to dispose of such reports carefully and are therefore invited to return them to the Committee Secretary at the conclusion of the meeting for disposal

MEMBERS ARE REQUESTED TO SIGN THE ATTENDANCE REGISTER

Membership

Councillors Westlake (Chairman), Boyd, Chugg, Connett, Foggin, Fry, Giles, Hawkins, B Hughes, McMurray, Pennington, Randall Johnson, Robinson, Sellis and Smith

Declaration of Interests

Members are reminded that they must declare any interest they may have in any item to be considered at this meeting, prior to any discussion taking place on that item.

Access to Information

Any person wishing to inspect the reports or background papers relating to any item on this agenda should contact Ms Camilla de Bernhardt on 01392 383143.

For further information please contact Peter Stiles on 01392 382289.

Internet

Agendas and minutes of this Committee together with officers reports considered by the Committee are published online on the Council s Website at:

http://www.devon.gov.uk/index/councildemocracy/decision_making/cma/index_she.htm

Webcasting of Meetings

The proceedings of this meeting may be recorded for broadcasting on the internet via the County Council s website Information Devon . The whole of the meeting will be broadcast apart from any confidential items which may need to be considered in the absence of the press and public. For more information go to:

http://www.devon.gov.uk/index/councildemocracy/decision_making/webcasting.html

Emergencies

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Terms of Reference

Health Wellbeing Scrutiny Committee

(1) To review the implementation of existing policies and to consider the scope for new policies for all aspects of the discharge of the Council s functions relating to the health and wellbeing of the people of Devon including the activities of the Health Wellbeing Board, when established, and the development of commissioning strategies, strategic needs assessments and, generally, to discharge its functions in the scrutiny of health services.

(2) To assess the effectiveness of decisions of the Cabinet in these areas of the Council s statutory activity;

(3) To relate scrutiny conducted under paragraphs (1) and (2) to the achievement of the Council s strategic priorities and to its objectives of promoting sustainable development and of delivering best value in all its activities;

(4) To make reports and recommendations as appropriate arising from this scrutiny to the County Council and to the Secretary of State for Health in accordance with the Local Authority (Overview and Scrutiny Committees Health Scrutiny Functions) Regulations 2002.

Place Scrutiny Committee

(1) To review the implementation of existing policies and to consider the scope for new policies with regard to all aspects of the discharge of the Council s functions concerning the environment, economic activity and enterprise, integrated planning and transport and community services, including community safety and emergency planning, libraries, arts and cultural heritage of the County.

(2) To assess the effectiveness of decisions of the Cabinet in these areas of the Council s statutory activity;

(3) To relate scrutiny conducted under paragraphs (1) and (2) to the achievement of the Council s strategic priorities and to its objectives of promoting sustainable development and of delivering best value in all its activities;

(4) To make reports and recommendations as appropriate arising from this scrutiny.

Corporate Services Scrutiny Committee

(1) To review the implementation of the Council s existing policy and budget framework and consider the scope for new policies for the Council s use and management of its resources and the discharge of its corporate and strategic services and governance arrangements and community safety activity and also to discharge the Council s functions in the scrutiny of authorities responsible for crime and disorder strategies.

(2) To review the draft budgets of all Directorates/Services prior to the budget meetings of the Cabinet and the Council.

(3) To ensure the effective scrutiny of the Council s Treasury Management Strategy and policies.

(4) To assess the effectiveness of decisions of the Cabinet in these areas of the Council s statutory activity and relate scrutiny conducted under paragraphs (1) and (2) to the achievement of the Council s strategic priorities;

(5) To make reports and recommendations as appropriate arising from this scrutiny.

People s Scrutiny Committee

(1) To review the implementation of existing policies and to consider the scope for new policies for all aspects of the discharge of the Council s functions concerning the provision of personal services for children and adults including social care, safeguarding and special needs services, schools and learning.

(2) To assess the effectiveness of decisions of the Cabinet in these areas of the Council s statutory activity;

(3) To relate scrutiny conducted under paragraphs (1) and (2) to the achievement of the Council s strategic priorities and to its objectives of promoting sustainable development and of delivering best value in all its activities;

(4) To make reports and recommendations as appropriate arising from this scrutiny.

CABINET MEMBER REMITS

8.0 The responsibilities of the Cabinet shall be divided into the following Cabinet Remits. Cabinet Members will also exercise regular budget monitoring of the resources allocated by the Council for those purposes, seek to achieve best value in the services for which they are responsible and have regard to the Council's policies and strategic objectives with respect to sustainability and Local Agenda 21. There may be elements of these Remits which overlap with other Remits and in these circumstances Cabinet Members will exercise their responsibilities jointly, particularly in respect of identifying the future delivery and direction of services.

8.1 Policy Corporate - Councillor Hart

Responsibility for the strategic direction and community engagement of the Council, the development of external relations and partnerships and oversight of the formulation and coordination of corporate planning and policy development within the Council s Policy and Budget Framework and, in particular, the oversight of its governance and external affairs arrangements and the development of the Farms Estate.

8.2 Resources - Councillor Clatworthy

Responsibility for the management of the Council s finances, property and trading units, the use of its assets and the development of its estates and oversight of the Council s annual budget setting, medium and long term financial planning, monitoring of capital and revenue expenditure, year end closure of the accounts and Treasury Management activities so as to achieve value for money in the delivery of Council services.

8.3 Schools Learning - Councillor Channon

Responsibility for fulfilling the Council s statutory lead role by chairing the Children s Trust Board and discharging all the Council s functions as a local education authority, with particular emphasis on its duties in respect of schools, support to those children with special educational needs, provision of learning services and an integrated Youth Service; having regard to the Council s strategic objectives and working collegiately to secure the future delivery and direction of services.

8.4 Health - Councillor Davis

Responsibility for fulfilling the Council s statutory lead role in relation to the proposed Health Wellbeing Board and the provision of health services in conjunction with the NHS and GP Consortia and other partners, the development of commissioning strategies and strategic needs assessments and the discharge of all the functions of the Council as the Public Health Authority in promoting the health and wellbeing of the public. Responsibility for fulfilling the Council s lead role for children s services and, in particular, for the provision of early years services, child protection and harm reduction services, children in care, children s homes and the Atkinson Unit.

8.5 Social Care - Councillor Barker

Responsibility for the discharge of all the Council s functions, powers and duties under Social Services legislation and all the functions of the Council which relate to the care and welfare and of adults and children including those with additional needs and the commissioning of social care services for those in need including adult protection and harm reduction services; having regard to the Council s strategic objectives and working collegiately to secure the future delivery and direction of services.

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8.6 Highways Transportation - Councillor S Hughes

Responsibility for the discharge of the Council s powers and duties as a Highway Authority, taking particular account of road safety requirements and asset management of the county highway network, for the production and implementation of a Local Transport Plan and for flooding and coast protection planning; having regard to the Council s strategic objectives and working collegiately to secure the future delivery and direction of services.

8.7 Economy, Enterprise and Employment - Councillor Mumford

Responsibility for fulfilling the Council s role in relation to Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) and for the promotion of the economy of the county, the encouragement of employment through regeneration and investment, the provision of training and skills for employment for the 16-25 age group, the development of strategic planning in cooperation with other Cabinet Members and the Council s partners in all these areas and the Council s response to energy-related issues.

8.8 Environment and Community - Councilor Croad

Responsibility for those Council services which safeguard individuals in the community and enhance their quality of life: in particular waste disposal and recycling, carbon reduction, climate change, countryside management, heritage, conservation, gypsies and travellers, community safety including trading standards, consumer protection and emergency planning, the Registration Service and for the provision of a basic adult learning services, a library and archives service and support for the arts.

Liaising with public sector bodies and the voluntary and community sector (the Third Sector) in Devon such as the Citizens Advice Bureau, the Council for Voluntary Services and the Community Council of Devon to develop such relationships for mutual advantage and community gain, working together for the benefit of people and communities in Devon.

8.9 Business Services and Cabinet Liaison for Exeter - Councillor Leadbetter

Responsibility for co-ordinating the management of structural change through Programme Devon to secure the effective and efficient delivery of services, including oversight of the process for divestment of services and for the continuous improvement of performance and risk management across the Council, for all staffing issues which fall outside the remit of the Personnel Partnership, the development of the Council s IT and procurement systems and oversight of the Council s legal and communications services, including Freedom of Information, and customer service arrangements and access to services by users and clients.

Liaising with Cabinet Members and, where appropriate, with local councillors to achieve the co-ordinated management of the Council s plans and policies and the integrated delivery of services for the people of Exeter by the County Council and partner organisations, within the context of the City s relationship to its surrounding geographical area and the Council s strategic objectives, and acting as the Cabinet proponent for advancing the needs of and aspirations of the County s Capital City.

Date Published: Fri Jun 03 2011