Agenda and draft minutes

Venue: Hendon Town Hall, The Burroughs, London NW4 4BG

Contact: Naomi Kwasa  Email: naomi.kwasa@barnet.gov.uk Tel 020 8359 6146

Items
No. Item

1.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 130 KB

    Minutes:

    The Chairman opened the meeting.

     

    It was RESOLVED that the minutes of the previous meeting held on 25 November 2019 were agreed as an accurate record.

2.

Absence of Members

    Minutes:

    None.

3.

Declarations of Members Disclosable Pecuniary Interests and Non-Pecuinary Interests

    Minutes:

    Councillor Anne Hutton declared a non-pecuniary interest by virtue of being a Trustee at the Barnet Carer’s Centre.

     

    Councillor Jo Cooper declared a non-pecuniary interest by virtue of being employed by the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust.

4.

Report of the Monitoring Officer (if any)

    Minutes:

    None.

5.

Public Questions and Comments (if any) pdf icon PDF 397 KB

    Minutes:

    Councillor Barry Rawlings addressed the Committee on Items 6 and 10, regarding the Council’s statutory obligations under the Care Act. The Chairman responded and confirmed that the points the Councillor raised will be covered during the discussion on the specific agenda items.

     

    Two public questions were submitted in advance of the meeting and details of the responses to these questions were circulated in advance of the meeting. Supplementary questions were asked by Ms Tirza Waisel and were responded to at the meeting.

6.

Members' Items (if any) pdf icon PDF 582 KB

    Minutes:

    The Chairman introduced the report, which had originated as a Members Item at an earlier committee. The Committee discussed the item in detail with the Chairman, Senior Officers and Legal Officer.

     

    Councillor Paul Edwards moved a motion to add an additional recommendation to the report as follows;

     

    That the Adults & Safeguarding Committee establishes a cross-party forum to look at the following:

     

    -        Restoring the original White Paper notion of the eligibility threshold as a minimum guarantee. Making it a floor that can be met comfortably within budget, not a ceiling;

     

    -        Empowering social workers to assess needs for wellbeing in the round as Section 9 requires;

     

    -        Matching spend to budget subsequent to the assessment through case by case decision about affordability of needs above the floor (Section 19 needs) replacing case by case decisions about eligibility;

     

    -        Aggregating information about unmet need to inform future budget setting and to lobby for sufficient funding from Government.

     

     

    Councillor Reema Patel seconded the motion. The Chairman moved to vote on the motion and votes were recorded as follows;

     

    For

    5

    Against

    6

    Abstentions

    0

     

    The motion was lost.

     

    The Chairman moved to vote on the recommendations as outlined in the report and these were agreed unanimously. It was therefore RESOLVED that;

     

    The Adults and Safeguarding Committee note the contents of the report.

7.

Prevent Annual Progress Report pdf icon PDF 439 KB

    Minutes:

    The Chairman introduced the report. Matt Leng (Community Safety Manager) responded to questions from the Committee. It was RESOLVED that;

     

    The Adults and Safeguarding Committee note the contents of the report.

8.

Fees and Charges pdf icon PDF 416 KB

    Additional documents:

    Minutes:

    The Chairman introduced the report. The Committee discussed the report in detail with the Chairman, Senior Officers and the Legal Officer.

     

    Councillor Patel moved to add an additional recommendation to the report as follows;

     

    That the Adults and Safeguarding Committee propose the Council review its procurement policy to ensure that its commissioned homecare workers are paid the London Living Wage.

     

    The Chairman moved to vote on the motion and votes were recorded as follows;

     

    For

    5

    Against

    6

    Abstentions

    0

     

    The motion was lost.

     

    Councillor Patel then moved to refer the report under rule 2.3 (e) of Article 2 for the following reasons;

     

    To propose the Council review its procurement policy to ensure that its commissioned homecare workers are paid the London Living Wage.

     

    The Chairman moved to vote on the motion to refer the report and votes were recorded as follows;

     

    For

    4

    Against

    6

    Abstentions

    1

     

    According to Article 2 of the Council’s Constitution, a key decision can be referred by three Members.

     

    It was therefore RESOLVED that the report be referred under Article 2 of the Constitution for consideration for the reasons detailed above.

     

9.

Adult Social Care Market Position Statement pdf icon PDF 574 KB

    Additional documents:

    Minutes:

    The Chairman introduced the report. The Committee discussed the report and approved the recommendations unanimously.

     

    It was therefore RESOLVED that;

     

    1. The Committee APPROVED the Market Position Statement prior to publication.

     

    2. The Committee noted the local and sub-regional approach to market shaping and sustainability.

10.

Quarter 3 (Q3) 2019/20 Delivery Plan Performance Report pdf icon PDF 706 KB

    Minutes:

    The Chairman introduced the report. The Committee discussed the report and approved the recommendations unanimously.

     

    It was therefore RESOLVED that;

     

    The Committee reviewed the performance, budget and risk information for Q3 2019/20 and did not make any referrals to Policy and Resources Committee or Financial Performance and Contracts Committee in accordance with the terms of reference of these Committees.

11.

Committee Forward Work Programme pdf icon PDF 88 KB

    Minutes:

    The Committee noted the Forward Work Programme.

12.

Any other items that the Chairman decides are urgent

    Minutes:

    None.