Formal meeting, Corporate Parenting Board - Wednesday, 30th November, 2022 3.00 pm

Venue: Committee Room 1, County Hall, Dorchester, DT1 1XJ

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


No. Item


Welcome and Introductions

The Chair to open the meeting and welcome those present.



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 meeting held on Thursday 24th April 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 Friday 25th November.


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.   



Proposed Meeting Schedule Sign Off

The Chair to sign off the proposed meeting schedule.


Introduction and Scene Setting

Paul Dempsey, Corporate Director Care and Protection, to set the scene of the meeting.


Corporate Parenting Dataset pdf icon PDF 947 KB

Matthew Chislett, Service Manager for Corporate Parenting

and Permanence, to report.


Annual Report of the Virtual School: Education of Children in Care pdf icon PDF 322 KB

To receive a report from Lisa Linscott, Principal Teacher.

Additional documents:


Advocacy and Independant Visitors pdf icon PDF 303 KB

Claire Denby and Louise Beardmore to report.

Additional documents:


Independant Reviewing Officer's Annual Report pdf icon PDF 322 KB

Martha Sharp, Manager Quality Assurance and Partnerships, to report.

Additional documents:


Service Development and Policy Change- Better Care and Education for Unaccompanied Minors in Dorset pdf icon PDF 533 KB

Louise Drury, Head of Service Children in Care and Leaving Care, to report.


AOB- Fostering Family Days

Kaye Wright, Youth Voice Manager, to report.


AOB- The Children's Disability Review

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


Date of Next Meeting

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

(formal) Corporate Parenting Board which will be held on Thursday 27th April 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 X of schedule 12 A to the Local Government Act 1972 (as amended).


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


Annual LADO Report

Jane MacLennan, Manager Quality Assurance and Partnerships, to report.