Corporate Parenting Board - Tuesday 28th March 2023 10.00 am, MOVED

Venue: Council Chamber - Town Hall, Huddersfield. View directions

Contact: Jodie Harris  Email:


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Membership of the Board/Apologies

To receive apologies for absence from those Members who are unable to attend the meeting.



Minutes of Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 464 KB

To approve the Minutes of the meeting of the Board held on 24 January 2023.


Interests pdf icon PDF 20 KB

The Board Members will be asked to say if there are any items on the Agenda in which they have disclosable pecuniary interests, which would prevent them from participating in any discussion of the items or participating in any vote upon the items, or any other interest.


Admission of the Public

Most debates take place in public. This only changes when there is a need to consider certain issues, for instance, commercially sensitive information or details concerning an individual. You will be told at this point whether there are any items on the Agenda which are to be discussed in private.



The Board will receive any petitions and hear any deputations from members of the public. A deputation is where up to five people can attend the meeting and make a presentation on some particular issue of concern. A member of the public can also hand in a petition at the meeting but that petition should relate to something on which the body has powers and responsibilities.


In accordance with Council Procedure Rule 10 (2), Members of the Public should provide at least 24 hours’ notice of presenting a deputation.  



Children's Performance Highlight Report pdf icon PDF 587 KB

The Board will consider a report giving key highlights from the latest Performance Monitoring data for the Children’s Service




Ophelia Rix, Head of Service for Children in Care, Care Leavers and Looked After Children

Louise Hallas, Virtual School Headteacher

Gill Addy, Designated Nurse for Looked After Children

Ian Mottershaw, Head of Service –Contextual Safeguarding and Y.E.S, Family Support and Child Protection



Sufficiency Needs Assessment and Strategy pdf icon PDF 213 KB

The Board will consider the report Sufficiency Needs Assessment and Strategy.




Joel Hanna, Head of Service for Sufficiency for Children and Young People

Additional documents:


Annual Fostering Report pdf icon PDF 208 KB

The Board will consider the Annual Fostering Report.




Anna Gledhill, Service Manager Quality Assurance and Safeguarding

Additional documents:


Voice of the Child Report pdf icon PDF 230 KB

The Board will consider the Voice of the Child report, in respect of the representation of the voice and key messages, themes and feedback from children and young people with a specific focus on children living in Kirklees children’s homes.



Zoe Prince, Service Manager Safeguarding, Quality Assurance and Homes for Children


Virtual School Governing Body Update

The Board will receive a verbal update from the Chair of the Virtual School Governing Body.




Councillor Carole Pattison, Chair of the Virtual School Governing Body
Louise Hallas, Virtual School Head Teacher




Children's Ambition Board Update

The Board will receive an update in relation to the Children’s Ambition Board.



Tom Brailsford, Service Director ( Resources, Improvement and Partnerships)

Vicky Metheringham Service Director (Family Support and Child Protection)


Updates from Board Members on Interaction with Services

The Board will consider verbal updates from Board Members in relation to progress and key issues following interaction with Services and partners to challenge the role of the Corporate Parent.



Jodie Harris, Principal Governance and Democratic Engagement Officer



Corporate Parenting Board Agenda Plan 2022/23 pdf icon PDF 544 KB

The Board will consider the agenda plan for 2022/23.




Jodie Harris, Principal Governance and Democratic Engagement Officer