Agenda, decisions and draft minutes

Cabinet - Tuesday, 27th July, 2021 10.00 am

Venue: Council Chamber, Catmose

Contact: Joanna Morley  01572 758271

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Items
No. Item

1.

APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

Minutes:

Apologies were received from Cllr Payne.

2.

ANNOUNCEMENTS FROM THE CHAIRMAN AND/OR HEAD OF THE PAID SERVICE

Minutes:

There were no announcements from the Chairman or the Head of Paid Service.

3.

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

In accordance with the Regulations, Members are required to declare any personal or prejudicial interests they may have and the nature of those interests in respect of items on this Agenda and/or indicate if Section 106 of the Local Government Finance Act 1992 applies to them.

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest.

4.

RECORD OF DECISIONS

To confirm the Record of Decisions made at the meeting of the Cabinet held on 15 June 2021.

Minutes:

The record of decisions made at the meeting of the Cabinet held on 15 June 2021 was confirmed.

5.

ITEMS RAISED BY SCRUTINY

To receive items raised by members of scrutiny which have been submitted to the Leader and Chief Executive.

Minutes:

There were no items raised by Scrutiny.

6.

LLR SHARED HEALTH AND CARE RECORD - CHARTER pdf icon PDF 376 KB

To receive Report No.103/2021 from the Strategic Director for Adult Services and Health.

Additional documents:

Decision:

In consultation with Cabinet, Cllr Walters, Portfolio Holder for Health, Wellbeing and Adult Care:

 

1.    Noted the beneficial development of a Shared Care Record (SCR) between health and adult social care.

 

2.    Authorised the Director of Adult Services and Health, in discussion with himself as the Portfolio Holder for Health, Wellbeing and Adult Care, to agree with the Integrated Care System (ICS) partners such changes to the Charter as were necessary to limit any unquantified risk to the Council’s resources.

 

3.    Approved the Director of Adult Services and Health, in discussion with himself as the Portfolio holder for Health, Wellbeing and Adult Care, to sign the Charter on behalf of the Council subject to the changes referred to in recommendation 2.

 

4.    Agreed that a further report on the Shared Health and Care Record be brought back to Cabinet if any decision fell outside of delegated powers, the agreed budget or amounted to a key decision.

Minutes:

Report No.103/2021 was introduced by Cllr Walters, Portfolio Holder for Adults Services and Health. The purpose of the report was to update Cabinet on the progress with the project to deliver integrated health and care services by implementing a Shared Care Record (SCR) for Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland (LLR), and to approve a Collaborative Charter which confirmed the participation of Rutland County Council as one of the partners of the project.

 

During discussion the following points were noted:

 

·       Although there was approval for the project in principle, members felt that there should be clarity about the level of resource that the Council would be expected to contribute and also that any risks needed to be much more explicit.

·       The Government had instructed all local integrated care systems (ICS) to have a basic shared record solution in place by September 2021.

 

RESOLVED:

 

In consultation with Cabinet, Cllr Walters, Portfolio Holder for Health, Wellbeing and Adult Care:

 

1.    Noted the beneficial development of a Shared Care Record (SCR) between health and adult social care.

 

2.    Authorised the Director of Adult Services and Health, in discussion with himself as the Portfolio Holder for Health, Wellbeing and Adult Care, to agree with the Integrated Care System (ICS) partners such changes to the Charter as were necessary to limit any unquantified risk to the Council’s resources.

 

3.    Approved the Director of Adult Services and Health, in discussion with himself as the Portfolio holder for Health, Wellbeing and Adult Care, to sign the Charter on behalf of the Council subject to the changes referred to in recommendation 2.

 

4.    Agreed that a further report on the Shared Health and Care Record be brought back to Cabinet if any decision fell outside of delegated powers, the agreed budget or amounted to a key decision.

7.

ANNUAL REPORT ON TREASURY MANAGEMENT AND PRUDENTIAL INDICATORS 202/21 pdf icon PDF 354 KB

To receive Report No.87/2021 from the Strategic Director for Resources.

Additional documents:

Decision:

Cllr Payne, Portfolio Holder for Finance, Governance and Performance, Change and Transformation and the Cabinet:

 

1.    Noted the actual 2020/21 prudential indicators within the report.

 

2.    Noted that the treasury management stewardship for 2020/21 was in compliance with the treasury management strategy.

 

 

Minutes:

Report No.87/2021 was introduced by Mr Della Rocca, Strategic Director for Resources. The purpose of the report was to show how the Council had performed against the Treasury Management Strategy as set out in Report No.05/2020.

 

During discussion the following points were noted:

 

·       Members thanked the Section 151 officer for his sound financial management and guidance and felt that RCC had made correct financial decisions and was in a favourable position when compared with other local authorities.

·       Mrs Sharp, Strategic Director for Resources would seek an answer to Members’ question on the exact repayment terms of the Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) loan.

 

RESOLVED:

 

Cllr Payne, Portfolio Holder for Finance, Governance and Performance, Change and Transformation and the Cabinet:

 

1.    Noted the actual 2020/21 prudential indicators within the report.

 

2.    Noted that the treasury management stewardship for 2020/21 was in compliance with the treasury management strategy.

8.

SEND - APPROVAL OF EXTENSION OF CONTRACT pdf icon PDF 453 KB

To receive Report No.99/2021 from the Strategic Director for Children’s Services.

Decision:

In consultation with Cabinet, Cllr Wilby, Portfolio Holder for Education and Children’s Services:

 

1.    Authorised RCC in acting as the commissioning organisation, mandated by Schools Forum, to extend the contract for the Education Inclusion Partnership (EIP) coordination function and:

 

2.    Approved the move to a direct award of contract.

Minutes:

Report No.99/2021 was introduced by Cllr Wilby, Portfolio Holder for Education and Children’s Services. The purpose of the report was to set out the reasons why the contract for the Education Inclusion Partnership (EIP) co-ordination function should be extended to promote Rutland’s vision of supporting all children and young people with Special Educational Needs and or Disabilities (SEND) to lead healthy, independent, and safe lives, to be a County that promotes inclusion, to maximise their opportunities to be independent and focuses on their abilities not their disabilities and wherever possible, have their needs met locally. (Rutland SEND and Inclusion Strategy 2019).

 

During discussion the following points were noted:

 

·       Cllr Walters asked how parents could be reassured that the Council was doing the right thing for their children.

·       Officers confirmed that everything associated with our EIP was being co-produced with the Rutland Parent Carer Voice and it was parents who were putting pressure on the Council to promote the approach as they wanted their children to be included in mainstream schools.

 

In consultation with Cabinet, Cllr Wilby, Portfolio Holder for Education and Children’s Services:

 

1.    Authorised RCC in acting as the commissioning organisation, mandated by Schools Forum, to extend the contract for the Education Inclusion Partnership (EIP) coordination function and:

 

2.    Approved the move to a direct award of contract.

9.

COVID 19 UPDATE AND APPROACH TO CONTINUED USE OF EMERGENCY POWERS pdf icon PDF 353 KB

To receive Report No.102/2021 from the Chief Executive.

Decision:

Cllr Hemsley, Leader of the Council and Portfolio Holder for Policy, Strategy and Partnerships, Economy and Infrastructure, and the Cabinet:

 

1.    Noted the present position in Rutland in respect of COVID 19

 

2.    Noted the continued applicability of the Civil Emergency Delegation.

 

 

Minutes:

Report No.102/2021 was introduced by the Chief Executive. The purpose of the report was to provide Cabinet with updates on the Covid position and to review the use of emergency powers.

 

During discussion the following points were noted:

 

·       Members were fully supportive of continuing the use of delegated emergency powers.

 

Cllr Hemsley, Leader of the Council and Portfolio Holder for Policy, Strategy and Partnerships, Economy and Infrastructure, and the Cabinet:

 

1.    Noted the present position in Rutland in respect of COVID 19

 

2.    Noted the continued applicability of the Civil Emergency Delegation.

 

 

10.

ANY ITEMS OF URGENT BUSINESS

To receive items of urgent business which have previously been notified to the person presiding.

Minutes:

There were no items of urgent business.