To consider the report of the Cabinet Member for Children’s Social Care seeking approval for the provision of a Regional Adoption Agency (Adopt South).
This report is submitted for consideration as a general exception under paragraph 15 of the Access to Information procedure Rules in Part 4 of the Council’s Constitution, notice having been given to the Chair of Overview and Scrutiny Management Committee and the public.
The matter requires a decision on 17th July, 2018. The Service has relied upon joint working to progress this report and did not appreciate the requirement for the item to be included on the Forward Plan and for these reasons the decision cannot be deferred for inclusion in the next Forward Plan for decision following 28 clear days notice.
DECISION MADE: (CAB 18/19 21092)
On consideration of the report of the Cabinet Member for Social Care, Cabinet agreed the following:-
Having complied with paragraph 15 of the Council’s Access to Information Procedure Rules. These recommendations will :-
(i) Approve the proposed model for delivery of adoption services as a Regional Adoption Agency.
(ii) Approve the financial contribution to the Regional Adoption Agency of £1.387 M to be fixed for two years (2019/20 and 2020/21) and reviewed for 2021/22.
(iii) Delegate authority to enter into the final interagency agreement to the Director of Children's Services in consultation with the Directors of Finance and Commercialisation and Legal & Governance and following consultation with the Cabinet Member for Children's Services.