Care and Independence Overview and Scrutiny Committee


Councillors Karin Sedgwick (Chair), Helen Grant (Deputy Chair), Eric Broadbent, Mike Chambers, John Ennis, Caroline Goodrick, David Jeffels, Andrew Jenkinson, Stanley Lumley, Roberta Swiers, John Mann, Robert Windass, Cliff Trotter.
Co-opted Members: Jillian Quinn and Mike Padgham


Thursday, 10th March, 2022


10.00 am


Remote Meeting held via Microsoft Teams


Under his delegated decision making powers in the Officers’ Delegation Scheme in the Council’s

Constitution, the Chief Executive Officer has power, in cases of emergency, to take any decision

which could be taken by the Council, the Executive or a committee. Following on from the expiry of

the Local Authorities and Police and Crime Panels (Coronavirus) (Flexibility of Local Authority and

Police and Crime Panel Meetings) (England and Wales) Regulations 2020, which allowed for

committee meetings to be held remotely, the County Council resolved at its meeting on 5 May

2021 that, for the present time, in light of the continuing Covid-19 pandemic circumstances,

remote live-broadcast committee meetings should continue, with any formal decisions required

being taken by the Chief Executive Officer under his emergency decision making powers and after

consultation with other Officers and Members as appropriate and after taking into account any

views of the relevant Committee Members. This approach will be reviewed again in May 2022.

The meeting will be available to view once the meeting commences, via the following link - Recording of previous live broadcast meetings are also

available there..






Welcome and Introductions






Minutes of the meeting held on Thursday 2 December 2022


(Pages 3 - 8)




Any Declarations of Interest






Public Questions or Statements



Members of the public may ask questions or make statements at this meeting if they have delivered notice (to include the text of the question/statement) to Ray Busby of Policy & Partnerships (contact details below) no later than midday on Monday 7 March 2022. Each speaker should limit themselves to 3 minutes on any item.  Members of the public who have given notice will be invited to speak:-


·         at this point in the meeting if their questions/statements relate to matters which are not otherwise on the Agenda (subject to an overall time limit of 30 minutes);


·         when the relevant Agenda item is being considered if they wish to speak on a matter which is on the Agenda for this meeting.


If you are exercising your right to speak at this meeting, but do not wish to be recorded, please inform the Chairman who will instruct those taking a recording to cease while you speak.





Chairman's remarks - Any correspondence, communication or other business brought forward by the direction of the Chairman of the Committee.








Annual Report of the Director of Public Health

(Pages 9 - 58)


Louise Wallace, Director of Public Health will introduce her Annual report for 2020 shown as appendix 1 attached to the cover report.





Local Account of Health and Adult Services

(Pages 59 - 78)


Cover report by the Head of Scrutiny. Louise Wallace, Director of Public Health will introduce the Health and Adult Services Draft Local Account shown as Appendix 1 attached to that cover report. The time period covered for this Local Account is the 1st April 2020-31st March 2021.






All Age Autism Strategy  - Recap and Update



An update on the All Age Autism Strategy and implementation within Health and Adult Services -  Chris Jones-King, Assistant Director Adults Social Care, Care and Support.





Work Programme

(Pages 79 - 84)


Report of the Scrutiny Team Leader





Other business which the Chairman agrees should be considered as a matter of urgency because of special circumstances.






Barry Khan

Assistant Chief Executive

(Legal and Democratic Services)


County Hall



Wednesday, 2 March 2022




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