Agenda and minutes

Tuesday, 29th October, 2019 2.00 pm

Venue: Committee Room 3 - Council House. View directions

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Declarations of Interest


There were no disclosable pecuniary interests.


Minutes pdf icon PDF 89 KB

(a)  To agree the minutes from the meeting of Cabinet on 8th October 2019


(b)  Matters arising


The minutes of the meeting held on 8th October 2019 were agreed and signed as a true record. There were no matters arising.


Youth Justice Plan pdf icon PDF 130 KB

Report of the Deputy Chief Executive (People)

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The Cabinet considered a report of the Deputy Chief Executive (People) that would also be considered by Council at its meeting on 26th November 2019 and which sought to recommend that the Council endorse The Coventry Youth Offending Service Youth Justice Plan 2019-2020, attached as an Appendix to the report, following its agreement and signing off by Statutory Partners.


Youth Offending Teams were established under the Crime and Disorder Act 1998. The functions assigned to the Youth Offending Service included the duty upon the local authority under the Children Act 1989 to take all reasonable steps to encourage children not to commit offences. The Act imposed a duty on each Local Authority acting in co-operation with its Statutory Partners, (Police, Health and Probation) to ensure that all youth justice services were available in their area to such an extent as was appropriate for the area.


The key tasks of the service were:

  Assessing and delivering interventions to the out-of-court-disposal cohort

  Management and delivery of community sentences

  Management and delivery of secure estate sentences and resettlement

  Servicing the Youth Court and Crown Courts (in terms of provision of a court team, bail & health assessments, provision of pre-sentence reports and stand down reports)

  Victim services

  Parenting services and management of Parenting Orders


The Crime and Disorder Act legislation also imposed a duty to complete and submit a Youth Justice Plan each year.


The Plan provided an overview of Coventry Youth Offending Service achievements against key indicators, plans and targets, and identified the key strategic actions for the next 12 months. Statutory Partners (Police, Health, Probation) and Local Authority, represented by the Director of Children Services, had agreed and signed off on the Plan in July 2019.


RESOLVED that the Cabinet recommend that the Council endorses the Youth Justice Plan.


Coventry Health and Well-being Strategy pdf icon PDF 94 KB

Report of the Deputy Chief Executive (People)

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The Cabinet considered a report of the Deputy Chief Executive (People) that sought approval of the Coventry Health and Well-being Strategy for 2019 – 2023.


The Council and the Clinical Commissioning Group had a statutory duty, through the Health and Wellbeing Board, to develop a Health and Wellbeing Strategy that set out how they would address the health and well-being needs of local residents, as identified in the Joint Strategic Needs Assessment.


The aim of the Health and Wellbeing Strategy was to develop a set of shared, evidence-based priorities for commissioning local services which would improve the public’s health and reduce inequalities. The outcomes of the work would help to determine what actions the Council, the NHS and other partners needed to take to meet health and social care needs, and to address the wider determinants that impacted on health and wellbeing. The current Strategy covered the period 2016-2019, and a new Strategy for 2019-2023 had been developed for approval and adoption.


The Strategy provided Coventry with a picture of what the Health and Wellbeing Board would deliver over the next three years and how partners would work together to achieve this. It set out the following three strategic ambitions:

  People are healthier and independent for longer

  Children and young people fulfil their potential

  People live in connected, safe and sustainable communities


The Strategy was attached as an appendix to the report, together with further appendices for the results of consultation and the Equality and Consultation Analysis.


RESOLVED that the Cabinet approved the Coventry Health and Well-being Strategy for 2019-2023.


Any other items of public business which the Chair decides to take as a matter of urgency because of the special circumstances involved.


There were no other items of public business.


Outstanding Issues

There are no outstanding issues


There were no outstanding issues.