Corporate Parenting Board
Thursday, 29th April, 2021 5.00 pm

Venue: A link to the meeting can be found on the front page of the agenda.. View directions

Contact: Megan Rochester, Democratic Services Officer Apprentice  tel: 01305 224709 email:


No. Item


Welcome and Introductions- 17:00

The Chairman to open the meeting and note any apologies.


Minutes pdf icon PDF 110 KB

To confirm the minutes of the meeting held on 21 January 2021.


Declaration of Interest

To receive any declarations of interest.


Public Participation

To receive questions or statements on the business of the committee from town and parish councils and members of the public. Public speaking has been suspended for virtual committee meetings during the Covid-19 crisis and public participation will be dealt with through written submissions only.

Members of the public who live, work or represent an organisation within the Dorset Council area, may submit up to two questions or a statement of up to a maximum of 450 words. All submissions must be sent electronically to by the deadline set out below. When submitting a question please indicate who the question is for and include your name, address and contact details. Questions and statements received in line with the council’s rules for public participation will be published as a supplement to the agenda. Questions will be read out by an officer of the council and a response given by the appropriate Portfolio Holder or officer at the meeting. All questions, statements and responses will be published in full within the minutes of the meeting.

The deadline for submission of the full text of a question or statement is 8.30am on Monday 26 April 2021.



Introduction and Scene Setting- 17:05

Theresa Leavy, Executive Director for Children to report.


Fostering annual report including update on the modernising fostering plan- 17:10 pdf icon PDF 198 KB

To consider a report by John Heron, Fostering Lead.


Dorset Foster Carer Association Verbal update- 17:40

Jan and Martin Hill, Foster carer representatives, to give an update.


Aspire Adoption Annual Report- 17:50 pdf icon PDF 679 KB

To consider a report from Michelle Whiting, Aspire Manager. (Report to follow).


Report on the Harbour Service for adolescents and children on the edge of care- 18:20 pdf icon PDF 98 KB

To receive a report from Louise Drury and Simon Fraiz-Brown, Service Manager Adolescent Service.

Additional documents:


Corporate Parenting Strategy Update- 18:35 pdf icon PDF 562 KB

Matthew Chislett, Service Manager Corporate Parenting and Permanence to report.   


Corporate Parenting Dataset- 18:45 pdf icon PDF 1 MB

Matthew Chislett, Service Manager Corporate Parenting and Permanence to report.   



Date of Next Meeting- 18:55

To confirm the details of the next Corporate Parenting Board meeting which will be held 22 July 2021 and to consider any items for consideration.