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Renfrewshire Area Support Team
24 Nov 2020 - 14:00 to 16:00
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Committee Members
Standard Items
Eileen Anderson; Derek Bramma; Craig Campbell; Annemarie Currie; Jacqueline Doherty;  Edi Hanley; Jennifer Hay; John Leckie; Alex MacDonald; Hannah McCulloch; Ewan McNaught; Jim Melrose; Amanda Morrison; Marion Robinson; Angela Stevenson; Alison Thompson.

Representing Renfrewshire Council: Councillor John Shaw.
D Bramma, Area Convener
D Bramma, Area Convener, presided.
Eileen Anderson, Derek Bramma; Craig Campbell; Annemarie Currie; Jacqueline Doherty; Edi Hanley; Alex MacDonald; Ruth MacLeod; Hannah McCulloch; Ewan McNaught; Jim Melrose; Marion Robinson; Councillor John Shaw; Angela Stevenson; Alison Thompson.
Also Present
A Cramb, Area Support and Improvement Partner (Children’s Hearings Scotland), and L King, Local Area Reporter.
In Attendance
M McCargo (Children’s Services) and P Shiach, Finance & Resources.
Additional Items
The Area Convener indicated that there were 4 additional items which had not been included in the notice calling the meeting. The Area Convener, being of the opinion that the items which were dealt with at items 1, 12, 13 and 14 of the agenda were competent and relevant, authorised their consideration.
Amanda Morrison
The Area Convener advised that Amanda Morrison had submitted her resignation from her position as Panel Practise Adviser with immediate effect. He thanked Amanda for the work she had undertaken during her time as a member of the Area Support Team.

DECIDED: That the information be noted.
A Thompson left the meeting prior to consideration of the following item of business
Face to fqace hearings - Glen Lane
The Lead Panel Representative advised that some panel members had expressed concern that there could be up to 20 people at aa hearing. They had requested that the side door to the hearing room be kept open in terms of health and safety.

The Locality Reporter Manager indicated that there was no impediment to the request being accommodated.

DECIDED: That the information be noted.
Locality Reporter Office - Telephone Service
The Learning and Development Co-ordinator referred to complaints she had received from panel members in relation to a lack of response  to telephone messages left on SCRA office telephone. Messages left had to be coupled with follow up emails.

The Locality Reporter Manager advised that for urgent matters panel members should not specify any particular Reporter and should also continue to use the office e-mail address. She undertook to look further into complaints and report back to a future meeting.

DECIDED: That the information be noted
Teams Champion
The Area Convener advised that A Stevenson had been appointed Team Champion by CHS and congratulated her on her appointment.

A Stevenson indicated that her role would be similar to that of a moderator at local level but that  her job description and not yet been finalised.

DECIDED: That the information be noted
Items Of Business
Apologies from members.
J Hay and J Melrose.
Declarations of Interest
Members are asked to declare an interest in any item(s) on the agenda and to provide a brief explanation of the nature of the interest.
There were no declarations of interest intimated by members prior to the meeting.
1 Minute of Previous Meeting
  1. pdf CMIS Minute 271020 - Private
2 Matters Arising
3 Hearings Management Sub-group
4 Learning and Development Sub-group
  1. pdf LD Group Minutes 16th November 2020 - Private
5 Practice and Recruitment Sub-group
6 Locality Reporter Manager - Update
7 Panel Member Engagement
8 Young people's involvement in Recruitment
9 Advocacy
10 Hearings Information Pack/Record of Proceedings Trialing
11 Date of Next Meeting
Members are asked to note that the next meeting of the Area Support Team is scheduled for Tuesday 15 December 2020 at 2.00 pm
DECIDED: That it be noted that the next meeting of the AST was scheduled for Tuesday 15 December 2020 at 2.00 pm.  

Declarations of Interests

Member NameItem Ref.DetailsNature of DeclarationAction
No declarations of interest have been entered for this meeting.


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