Agenda and decisions

Cabinet
Tuesday, 17th March, 2020 2.00 pm

Venue: Council Chamber - South Kesteven House, St. Peter's Hill, Grantham. NG31 6PZ. View directions

Contact: Jo Toomey 

Items
No. Item

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Disclosure of Interests (if any)

4.

Tenancy Strategy 2020-2025 (Key Decision) pdf icon PDF 212 KB

    Report of the Cabinet Member for Housing and Planning which presents a revised Tenancy Strategy 2020-2025 for approval

    Additional documents:

    Decision:

    Decision:

     

    1.    To approve the Tenancy Strategy 2020-25 as attached at Appendix 1 to the report of the Cabinet Member for Housing and Planning

    2.    The Cabinet will receive an annual report (via e-mail) on the impact of the changes to the Strategy (in particular the number of fixed term tenancies issued and to the types of household to which they are issued)

     

    Considerations/Reasons for decision

     

    1.    Report of the Cabinet Member for Housing and Planning on a new Tenancy Strategy 2020-2025 and the draft Strategy attached as Appendix 1 to the report

    2.    The initial equality analysis attached as Appendix 2 to the report

    3.    Section 250 of the Localism Act 2011 which requires all local housing authorities to produce a Tenancy Strategy

    4.    Comments submitted by Cross Keys Homes and the Muir Group during the public consultation period

    5.    Comments made by the Rural and Communities Overview and Scrutiny Committee at its meeting on 20 February 2020

     

    Other options considered and rejected

     

    Option 1

     

    To issue all new tenancies as fixed-term

     

    Option 2

     

    Not to issue any tenancies as fixed-term

     

    Option 3

     

    Issue only some new tenancies as fixed-term in certain circumstances

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Safeguarding Policy 2020-2023 (Key Decision) pdf icon PDF 202 KB

    Under Section 11 of the Children Act 2004 and the Care Act 2014 the Council has responsibilities with regard to the safeguarding of children, young people and adults with needs of care and support.  The report of the Cabinet Member for Communities presents the development of a joint Safeguarding Policy which has been designed to be relevant to all seven of the district councils across Lincolnshire

    Additional documents:

    Decision:

    Decision:

     

    1.    Cabinet approves the Safeguarding Policy 2020-23 as attached at Appendix 1 to the report of the Cabinet Member for Communities

    2.    Cabinet approves the introduction of mandatory safeguarding e-learning for elected Members to be completed across their term of office and to complement the in-house training provided during Member induction

     

    Reasons for decision:

     

    1.    The report of the Cabinet Member for Communities on the adoption of the Safeguarding Policy 2020-23 and the draft policy attached as Appendix 1 to the report

    2.    The equality analysis attached as Appendix 2 to the report

    3.    Provisions within Section 11 of the Children’s Act 2004 and Section 14 of the Care Act 2014 which set out the Council’s responsibilities regarding the safeguarding of children, young people and adults with needs of care and support

    4.    Work undertaken by the seven district councils in Lincolnshire to develop a combined Safeguarding Policy

    5.    The Safeguarding Policy adopted by the Cabinet in 2016

    6.    The resolution of Council on 30 January 2020, which denounced all forms of hatred and formally adopted the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance’s definition of Anti-Semitism and the All-Party Parliamentary Group on British Muslims’ definition of Islamophobia

    7.    The training pathway necessary to meet the requirements of the Lincolnshire Safeguarding Children Partnership, the Lincolnshire Safeguarding Adult Board and the national competencies set out for child and adult safeguarding

    8.    Previous arrangements for Member training on safeguarding

    9.    Comments made by the Rural and Communities Overview and Scrutiny Committee

     

    Other options considered and rejected:

     

    The Council could retain its existing Safeguarding Policy and accompanying Procedures but in doing so would operate in isolation in this respect from the other district councils of Lincolnshire.

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Area Offices - Customer Consultation (Key Decision)

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Matters referred to Cabinet by the Council or Overview & Scrutiny Committees pdf icon PDF 210 KB

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Items raised by Cabinet Members including reports on Key and Non Key Decisions taken under Delegated Powers. pdf icon PDF 191 KB

9.

Representations and questions from Non Cabinet Members

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Cabinet Forward Plan - 1 April 2020 to 31 March 2021 pdf icon PDF 192 KB

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Minutes of the previous meeting pdf icon PDF 156 KB

Date decisions effective:

The decision at minutes 83 and 84 as made on Tuesday 17 March 2020 can be implemented on Thursday 26 March 2020 unless subject to call-in by the Chairman of the relevant overview and scrutiny committee or any five members of the Council from any political group.