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Agenda item

Minutes of Previous Meeting

To approve the minutes of the meeting of the Committee held on 2nd March, 2020

Minutes:

4.1

The minutes of the meeting of the Committee held on 2nd March 2020, were approved as a correct record, subject to the amendment of (a) Item 4 – Declarations of Interest, by the substitution of the following words after the words ‘Forge Youth’ in paragraph 4.1(b) – ‘which had been involved in early intervention work, similar to some of the work of the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS), and (b) Item 8 – Children and Young People’s Mental Health Transformation Programme – Update, by the substitution of the word ‘strong’ for the word ‘strongly’ in the 5th bullet point in paragraph 8.5.

 

 

4.2

Arising therefrom:-

 

 

 

(a)  the Policy and Improvement Officer (Alice Nicholson) reported that due to the current position regarding the Covid-19 pandemic, there had been no progress following the completion of the work of the Scrutiny Committee Task and Finish Group on the Voice and Influence of Young People;  Ms Nicholson reported that she would look into this and see how this issue could be progressed;

 

 

 

(b)  the Chair reported that, in the light of the current situation regarding the Covid-19 pandemic, he would meet with the Deputy Chair of the Committee (Councillor Mike Levery) and Ms Nicholson, to review the minutes of previous meetings in order to identify any issues that require action; and

 

 

 

(c)   further to a query raised by Councillor Julie Grocutt with regard to the levels of service being provided by the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) during the Covid-19 pandemic, Ms Nicholson reported that she would discuss this with her colleague, Emily Standbrook-Shaw (Policy and Improvement Officer for the Healthier Communities and Adult Social Care Scrutiny and Policy Development Committee), to check the scope of the Mental Health item programmed for that Committee.  Councillor Jackie Drayton reported that the Council had invested additional funding into the CAMHS, which had included the funding of the Kooth Project, an online, anonymous and free telephone service for use by young people.  Councillor Drayton suggested that this Committee could hold a joint meeting with the Healthier Communities and Adult Social Care Scrutiny and Policy Development Committee, or request a Task and Finish Group, to look at the issue of mental health on young people during the Covid-19 pandemic. 

 

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