Formal meeting, Corporate Parenting Board - Thursday, 16th September, 2021 5.00 pm

Venue: MS Teams Live Event

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


No. Item


Welcome and Introductions (17:00) pdf icon PDF 258 KB

The Chair to open the meeting and to note any apologies for absence.  


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.


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



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 13 September.


Introduction and Scene Setting (17:05)

Theresa Leavy, Executive Director Children, to set the scene of the meeting.


Dorset Council Permanence Strategy 2021-2023 (17:10) pdf icon PDF 180 KB

To receive a report from Matthew Chislett, Service Manager Corporate Parenting and Care Leavers.

Additional documents:


Dorset Council's Care Leaver Strategy 2021-2023 (17:30) DOTX 194 KB

Kirsten Hallett, Team Manager Care Leavers Services, to report.

Additional documents:


Emotional Health and Well-Being in Schools and briefing on the Emotional Health and Well-Being Support Group (17:50) pdf icon PDF 492 KB

Miriam Leigh, Principal Educational Psychologist, to report.


Health of Looked after Children and Emotional Wellbeing of Looked after Children (18:15) pdf icon PDF 546 KB

To receive a report from Louise Smith, Designated Nurse Children in Care.

Additional documents:


Corporate Parenting Dataset (18:40) pdf icon PDF 682 KB

Matthew Chislett, Service Manager Corporate Parenting and Care Leavers, to report.



Date of Next Meeting (18:50)

To confirm details and deadlines for papers for the next meeting of the

(formal) Corporate Parenting Board which will be held on Monday 6 December 2021.