Corporate Parenting Board - Thursday, 25th May, 2023 3.00 pm

Venue: Council Chamber, County Hall, Dorchester, DT1 1XJ

Contact: Megan Rochester, Democratic Services Officer  Tel: 01305 224709 - Email:


No. Item


Welcome and Introductions

The Chair will open the meeting and will welcome those present.


Updated Agenda Frontsheet pdf icon PDF 212 KB



To receive any apologies for absense.



Declarations of Interest

To disclose any pecuniary, other registrable or non-registrable interests as set out in the adopted Code of Conduct. In making their decision councillors are asked to state the agenda item, the nature of the interest and any action they propose to take as part of their declaration.


If required, further advice should be sought from the Monitoring Officer in advance of the meeting.


Minutes of previous meeting

To confirm the minutes of the formal meeting held on Thursday 24th November 2022.



Public Participation

Representatives of town or parish councils and members of the public who live, work or represent an organisation within the Dorset Council area are welcome to submit up to two questions or two statements for each meeting. Alternatively, you could submit one question and one statement for each meeting.  


All submissions must be emailed in full to by 8.30am on Tuesday 23rd May.


When submitting your question(s) and/or statement(s) please note that: 


·       no more than three minutes will be allowed for any one question or statement to be asked/read  

·       a question may include a short pre-amble to set the context, and this will be included within the three minute period 

·       please note that sub divided questions count towards your total of two 

·       when submitting a question please indicate who the question is for (e.g. the name of the committee or Portfolio Holder) 

·       Include your name, address and contact details.  Only your name will be published but we may need your other details to contact you about your question or statement in advance of the meeting. 

·       questions and statements received in line with the council’s rules for public participation will be published as a supplement to the agenda 

·       all questions, statements and responses will be published in full within the minutes of the meeting.   



Introduction and Scene Setting

Theresa Leavy, Executive Director for People and Children,

 to set the scene of the meeting.


Corporate Parenting Dataset pdf icon PDF 5 MB

To receive a report from Louise Drury, Head of Service Children in Care.



Fostering Annual Report and report from Panel Chair pdf icon PDF 458 KB

Gerry Connell, Fostering Services Manager, to report.


Additional documents:


Adoption Annual Report pdf icon PDF 230 KB

Allan Charlton, Aspire Manager, to report.


Additional documents:


Children in Care and CLiCC Strategy and Plan pdf icon PDF 55 KB

Simon Fraiz-Brown, Service Manager Young and Thriving, to report.



Corporate Parenting Board Annual Report pdf icon PDF 406 KB

To receive a report from Louise Drury, Head of Service Children in Care.



Birth to Settled Adulthood pdf icon PDF 458 KB

Mark Rogers, Independent Chair, to report.



Care Leavers Annual Report pdf icon PDF 618 KB

To receive a report from the Service Manager Corporate Parenting & Care Leavers.



Date of Next Meeting

To confirm the details of the next formal meeting which is due to be held on Thursday 23rd November 2023.


Urgent items

To consider any items of business which the Chairman has had prior

notification and considers to be urgent pursuant to section 100B (4) b)

of the Local Government Act 1972. The reason for the urgency shall

be recorded in the minutes.


Exempt Business

To move the exclusion of the press and the public for the following

item(s) in view of the likely disclosure of exempt information within the

meaning of paragraph 3 of schedule 12 A to the Local Government Act 1972 (as amended).


The Live Meeting will end before Members consider the following item.