Agenda item

Looked-After Children's Health (City of London Corporation) Annual Report 2018-2019 (Cover Report)

Report of the City and Hackney Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG).


To be read in conjunction with the non-public Annual Report at Agenda Item 18.


Members received a covering report of the City and Hackney Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) relative to the Looked-After Children’s Health (City of London Corporation) Annual Report for 2018-19. The Annual Report was read in non-public session due to sensitive information contained in the report.


The Designated Doctor summarised the report and process of service delivery for addressing health needs of Looked After Children (LAC).


Members questioned whether the CCG had adequate resources to offer the health services outline in report. The Designated Doctor acknowledged that the workload was increasing, and resources were becoming strained, particularly with respect to the shortage of paediatricians. Members suggested to City Corporation Officers that this be monitored possible solutions be considered to address lack of resources. Officers to provide an update at a future meeting.


Members noted that the report raised potential issues regarding mental health support for UASC.  Members were informed that DCCS had recently commissioned bespoke mental health support for UASC from Coram and Tavistock and were in the process of finalising the specification.


RESOLVED, that – the report be received and its contents noted.

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