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No. Item


Apologies for Absence

To receive any apologies for absence.



Minutes pdf icon PDF 83 KB


To approve as a correct record, the minutes of the meeting of the Corporate Parenting Panel held on the 11 February 2019 (copy attached).



Members' Interest

To receive from Members any declarations of interest.



Chairman's Announcements and Communications


To receive any announcements from the Chairman and any matters of communication.




Understanding our Looked After Children population pdf icon PDF 56 KB


To consider a report on the population of Looked after Children/Young People and Care Leavers in Central Bedfordshire.


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Children in Care Council update pdf icon PDF 38 KB


To receive a presentation on the work being undertaken by the Children in Care Council in conjunction with exempt item 13.


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Fostering Agency Q3 report pdf icon PDF 98 KB


To receive a report outlining the work and activities in the Fostering Service

during the third quarter of the financial year 2018/2019 (1 October – 31 December 2018).



Placements Commissioning (Sufficiency) Strategy: options appraisal pdf icon PDF 117 KB


To receive a report detailing the options for the commissioning and/or service development of out of home accommodation placements for Looked after Children.


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Children's Services Transformation pdf icon PDF 48 KB


To receive a presentation on the transformation of Children’s Services.


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Verbal update from the Director of Children's Services


To receive a verbal update from the Director of Children’s Service on matters of interest to the Panel.



Work Programme pdf icon PDF 49 KB


To consider the Panel’s work programme.


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Exclusion of Press and Public


To consider whether to pass a resolution under section 100A of the Local Government Act 1972 to exclude the Press and Public from the meeting for the following item of business on the grounds that the consideration of the

item is likely to involve the disclosure of exempt information as defined in paragraph 2 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the Act.




Exempt Item


Children in Care Council update


To receive a presentation from the Children in Care Council in conjunction with Item 6.