A local paper report on the discussion on re-visits for children on protection plans, can be found here
Andy Croy, Councillor for Bulmershe and Whitegates:
“Much of a councillor’s work is in various committees.
This report sums up part of the conversation we had in the Overview and Scrutiny Management Committee looking at the Key Performance Indicator (KPI) report the Officers produce.
One one of the KPIs, KPI VP8: ‘Percentage of child protection visits due in the period which were completed on time (within 10 days of the previous visit) was flagged as ‘red’ for the 7th quarter in a row.
The target % is 82% and we had sunk from 76% in Q1 17/18 to 60% in Q3 18/19,
What should have been a discussion on child safety was in danger of becoming just a discussion on whether we had set ourselves too strict a target.
Fortunately, partly by banging away and not letting it go, and with a couple of Tories coming on board, we managed to get a more immediate response to this problem rather thank kicking the problem to another committee to look at and some point in the future”.