Notice of a public meeting of

Corporate Parenting Board



Councillors Orrell (Chair), Fitzpatrick (Vice-Chair), Heaton, Hunter, Musson, Rowley, Runciman and Baker



Wednesday, 28 April 2021






Remote meeting





1.          Declarations of Interest 



At this point in the meeting, Members are asked to declare:

·        any personal interests not included on the Register of Interests,

·        any prejudicial interests or

·        any disclosable pecuniary interests

which they may have in respect of business on this agenda.




2.          Public Participation

At this point in the meeting members of the public who have registered to speak can do so. Members of the public may speak on agenda items or on matters within the remit of the committee.


Please note that our registration deadlines have changed to 2 working days before the meeting, in order to facilitate the management of public participation at remote meetings. The deadline for registering at this meeting is at 5.00pm on Monday 26 April 2021.



To register to speak please visit to fill out an online registration form. If you have any questions about the registration form or the meeting please contact the Democracy Officer for the meeting whose details can be found at the foot of the agenda.  


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3.          Minutes 

(Pages 1 - 6)


To approve and sign the minutes of the meeting held on 19 January 2021.





4.          City of York Council Approach to the Corporate Parenting Board 

(Pages 7 - 12)


An initial report was presented to the Corporate Parenting Board in January 2021 which recommended broadening the contribution made to the Corporate Parenting Board by children and young people in care and partner agencies and also some changes to the membership of the Board.


The purpose of this report is to build on the January report and make proposals for how the Corporate Parenting Board could be delivered.





5.          Virtual School Headteacher Report 2019-2020 academic year 

(Pages 13 - 40)


The Headteacher of the Virtual School for looked after children will present the Annual Report to Members.






6.          City of York Sufficiency Strategy 2020-2023 

(Pages 41 - 56)


This report provides an update on the City of York Sufficiency Strategy 2020-2023.





7.          Update to Sufficiency Strategy regarding Residential Care 

(Pages 57 - 58)


This report provides the Corporate Parenting Board with information regarding the challenges in securing suitable Residential care provision for our young people and therefore, proposed changes to our Residential Sufficiency strategy.





8.          Children in Care and Care Leavers Strategic Partnership - Highlight Report 

(Pages 59 - 82)


This report provides information to the Corporate Parenting Board regarding service updates. This report covers the partnership meeting of the 20 April 2021 and focuses on updates from key teams including response to Covid 19.





9.          Work Plan 

(Pages 83 - 84)


To consider the work plan for the 2021-22 municipal year.





10.      Urgent Business 



Any other business which the Chair considers urgent under the Local Government Act 1972.




    Board Members Agreed Areas of Interest

•   Show Me That I Matter

•   Housing and Pathway Team

•   Education/Schools

•   Virtual Head and School for Children in Care

•   Health

•   Placement Team, Fostering Service and Short Breaks

•   Connexions  / Education, Training & Employment


Democracy Officer:


Name: Louise Cook

Contact Details:

·        Telephone – (01904) 551031

·          E-mail - 





For more information about any of the following please contact the Democracy Officer responsible for servicing this meeting:


·        Registering to speak

·        Business of the meeting

·        Any special arrangements

·        Copies of reports and

·        For receiving reports in other formats


Contact details are set out above.