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Name of Representative

Name of Meeting Attended

Date of Meetings

Neil Hughes


11 OCT  2019

Agenda Items discussed with any action points resulting from discussion and timeframes if relevant. 

  1. Anne Shepherd (CYP public health): Emotional wellbeing.

Referrals too often based on service configuration, not need. Spot purchasing exists for complex needs only & still a clear lack of support for ASD/ADHD clients.  CYP with complex needs also more likely to need safeguarding solely on account of their health and psycho-social situations. Collaboration across services which have differing structures is poor.

CCC strengthening families (SF) service is doing a great deal of ‘holding’ work & the CLA recovery plan is not yet available externally.

  1. CLA annual report: Currently c.950 CLA in N.Cumbria (up 100) & c. 450 in S.Cumbria.  Greatest concentration is in W.Cumbria. Dental health improving slightly & the SF service now embraces the entirety of child protection/children in need situations.  Corporate parenting board (CPB) is to instigate a ‘deep dive’ into the work of our group (i.e. CLA Be Healthy gp).  An exec safeguarding group (one each in N & S Cumbria) will include CLA oversight within its remit.  New Cumbria safeguarding children’s p’ship (CSCP) is to adopt a risk-based approach & now tasks both police & CCGs as well as LA with responsibility.
  2. Primary care. NCIC is attempting to introduce primary mental health provision (led by CNTW) & is looking first at an initial response service/single point of access.
  3. Ready, steady go docs need to enquire whether care leavers have any pre-existing plan.
  4. A refugee health sub-group is running well.

Neil Hughes 11 Oct 2019

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