Report of the Director of Community & Children’s Services.
Members received a report of the Director of Community & Children’s Services in respect of the Service Development Plan for Children’s Social Care and Early Help.
Members were informed that most Ofsted actions were completed, with one outstanding which had been impacted by the Target Operating Model (TOM). This action will hopefully be completed within the next month, subject to the TOM timeline.
In response to Members’ concerns regarding Covid transmission in schools, it was noted that in-school transmission was an ongoing concern. Covid numbers in City schools had been contained and testing in schools went well. There were discussions regarding vaccinating school-age children from age 12, but this had not been confirmed.
In response to Members’ concerns regarding mental health issues for young people, the City worked in partnership with Hackney to address mental health in schools. The East London NHS Trust had just launched a mental health in schools steering group which would develop a mental health in schools offer, and officers from the City are involved in this.
RESOLVED, that – the report be received and its contents noted.