Issue - meetings

Report from Overview and Scrutiny Task Group

Meeting: 11/11/2015 - Cabinet (Item 5)

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To consider recommendations from the Recruitment and Retention of Social Workers Scrutiny Task Group. Chairman of the Task Group, Cllr Tracy Millard, to present the report.

Decision:

Cllr Tracy Millard, Chairman of the Recruitment and Retention of Children’s Social Workers Scrutiny Task Group, presented the task group’s recommendations following a review of challenges to the council in retaining children’s social workers.

 

Leader of Council, Cllr Mark Hawthorne, thanked the task group for its work in producing this detailed report. Having considered all of the information, including known proposals and reasons for the recommendations, Cabinet noted the report and, 

 

RESOLVED to: -

 

Produce a formal response to the task group’s recommendations

 

 

 

Minutes:

Cllr Tracy Millard, Chair of the Recruitment and Retention of Children’s Social Workers Scrutiny Task Group, presented the task group’s recommendations following its review of issues relating to the recruitment and retention of children’s social workers.

 

Cllr Millard thanked colleagues, officers and social workers for their contributions and informed the meeting that the task group hoped to fulfil two objectives from the review, the first, to make recommendations from which the council can create a working environment to retain its social workers and make Gloucestershire a desirable place to work, and the second, to make recommendations for the council to recruit social workers from increased investment. Cllr Millard referred to the high regard in which social workers were held and the importance of recognising their achievements and successes. She confirmed that the task group would reconvene in January 2016 with the intention of furthering this discussion alongside development of the Draft Medium Term Financial Strategy.

 

Cllr Paul McLain, (Cabinet Member for Children, Young People and Strategic Commissioning), and Leader of the Council, Cllr Mark Hawthorne, thanked the task group for its work and agreed to consider the recommendations in full before making a detailed response, including confirmation of proposed actions.

 

Having considered all of the information, including known proposals and reasons for the recommendations, Cabinet noted the report and, 

 

RESOLVED to: -

 

Produce a formal response to the task group’s recommendations