Venue: Room 10
Contact: Mrs KM Howard
Apologies for Absence
Apologies for absence were received from Councillor Baines, John Quick, Assistant Chief Constable Jon Roy, Tom Hughes and Helen Fitzgerald.
* Resovled that the minutes of the meeting held on 25 September 2019, be approved and signed.
Declarations of Interest
No Declarations of Interest from Members were made.
Kelly Cox, the Pause Practice Lead presented the report on the Pause Programme which updated the Board on the delivery and developments of the local Pause programme (October 2017 to present) and provided information on local performance data, impact and outcomes.
Pause worked with women who had experienced
(or were at risk of) repeated pregnancies that result in children
needing to be removed from their care. Pause aimed to break the
cycle by giving women the chance to pause, learn and aspire to take
control of their lives.
The Pause programme in St Helens was a trauma
informed programme which drew upon a range of evidence-based
health, social work and psychological approaches. The aim of the
programme was to achieve the following outcomes:
· A reduction in pregnancies, better engagement with services, improved stability and develop a positive feeling of wellbeing and sense of self;
· Budget savings due to a reduction in social care intervention and associated costs; and
· Long term aim of this group of women either choosing not to have more children or being in a better position to parent and/or maintain contact with their existing children once they have stabilised their own lives.
Over the course of the programme, Pause St Helens had actively worked with 32 women in its first two years. At the time of the report, 18 women were actively engaging with the programme with another seven identified as suitable to be contacted. The outcomes from the programme were detailed in the report.
As part of the report, a presentation was screened which outlined a case study for the Board. The presentation ‘Pause in Action: Kylie’s story’ detailed the following:
· Key Events for K through a trauma informed lens; and
informed the Board that it had cost £470,587 to fund the
18-month Pause programme and based on an analysis of the first two
years’ worth of data, it was estimated that 21 pregnancies
had been avoided by delivering the Pause programme in St Helens.
Cost avoidance calculations as a result of this for
St Helens were reported to the Board as over 1.5 years
£1,004,803, 3 years £1,399,507 and 5 years
the Head of Youth
Justice, Young Persons Drug & Alcohol Service (YPDAAT) & PREVENT, and Claire Wright
Local Area Channel Coordinator Merseyside and Cheshire, were
presented their report on PREVENT in St
Helens and CHANNEL update.
The CONTEST Strategy was
underpinned by four priorities: -
· Protect; and
As part of the report, a presentation was given to the Board on PREVENT and CHANNEL: An overview of Progress in St Helens Local Authority, which detailed the following:
· LACC Role;
o Case Support; and
o Stakeholder Management.
· Current Guidance;
· What Does the Channel Guidance involve?
· St Helens the Story so far…
· Regional Statistics; and
· Action Plan.
The Board was informed that the
PREVENT agenda had been driven forward locally in
* Resolved that:
the report, the progress
made, PREVENT Action Plan
2018 – 2020 and referral
pathway be noted;
the Board encourage employee attendance at PREVENT
training through their own organisations; and
(3) the Local Area Risk Assessment be presented to the Board at a future meeting once established.
Presentation on the Violence Reduction Unit
Ian Noble from the Merseyside Violence Reduction Unit (VRU) gave a presentation on the work undertaken by the Violence Reduction Unit.
presentation on the Violence Reduction Unit detailed the
· Serious Violence Short-Term Performance Trend: 2019 Calendar Year;
· Knife Crime Short – Performance Trend: January to December 2019;
· The Journey so far;
· Merseyside Mission Statement;
· Approach and Values;
· The Merseyside VRU;
· Problem Profile;
· Governance and Reporting;
· Outcomes and Success Measures; and
· Next Steps and Issues.
The Board discussed the
recent funding received by Merseyside Police
from the Home Office of £3.37m for community interventions
taking a preventative, public health approach to work with partners
in addressing violent crime in Merseyside, noting the difficultly
the short time frame for spending had presented in allocating
funding to initiatives from a strategic perspective.
* Resolved that:
the presentation be noted; and
(2) an update report be brought back to the Board in six months’ time to report on the outcomes from the VRU.
Executive Director People’s & Accountable Officer
CCG, presented the report on
The NHS published its Long-term Plan (LTP) in January 2019 which required each Integrated Care System / Sustainability and Transformation Partnership to develop a five-year strategy as a vehicle for delivering the LTP.
Locally, the Cheshire and Merseyside Health and Care Partnership had requested that each ‘Place’ produce their own plan that would then form part of the wider strategy.
The development of the St
Helens People’s Plan had been developed as a plan for the
Borough by building on the St Helens Cares approach and
encompassing the People’s Board priorities of:
· Building Children’s confidence and resilience;
· Improving the lives of people experiencing poor mental health;
· Improving cancer outcomes, and
Tackling domestic abuse.
The plan took an evidence-based approach, establishing priorities and targeting areas of greatest need. The structure of the plan had been designed around the ‘Life Course’ model of: Starting Well, Living Well, Ageing Well and Well Led.
St Helens People’s Plan on a page, Outcome Framework and St Helens People’s Plan 2020-2024 were attached to the report at Appendices 1 to 3 respectively.
* Resolved that:
the report and progress regarding the St
Helens Cares programme be noted;
the refreshed People’s Plan be
the formal launch of the Plan to take
place at the end of February 2020; and
(4) all partners consider the initial Outcome Framework and forward comments for improvement to the Executive Director People’s & Accountable Officer CCG by 5 February 2020.
The Director People's Services, presented the report on Review and Approval of the Better Care Fund (BCF) Submission.
The Board was advised in order to comply with NHS England’s (NHSE) Integration and Better Care planning requirements 2019-20 and the Better Care Fund for St Helens required approval by the Board.
The BCF provided a mechanism for personalised, integrated approaches to health and care that supported people to remain independent at home or return to independence after an episode in hospital.
The Board was informed that the
CCG and Council had jointly developed and agreed the BCF plan and
supporting narrative, and that the following documents had been
submitted to NHSE for St Helens: -
A single template with short narrative describing
local approach to integration, plans to achieve metrics, plans for
ongoing implementation of the High Impact Change Model for Managing
Transfers of Care; and
· A Financial Planning Template.
The Financial Planning Template summary in the report detailed a breakdown of the funding contribution by source, scheme investment and scheme type, submission template and next steps.
The Board was advised that the BCF Plan for St Helens had been submitted to the NHSE on 27 September 2019 and that the Section 75 agreement had been updated to reflect the value of the BCF plan for 2019/20. It was noted that the Authority was yet to receive a formal communication that the plan had been approved.
(1) the report be noted;
(2) the Better
Care Fund submission be circulated to the Board; and
(3) the Better Care Fund submission, as submitted to NHSE on 27 September 2019, be approved.
Date of Next Meeting
- Wednesday, 11 March 2020, 2.30pm at the Town Hall, Room 10.
Wednesday, 11 March 2020, 2.30pm at the Town Hall, Room 10.
Exclusion of the Public
* Recommended that the public be excluded from the meeting during consideration of the following item for the reason stated:
Item Reason (Under the Local Government Act 1972)
x Information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including the authority holding that information) (Para 3 of Schedule 12a).
Recommended that the public be excluded from the meeting during
consideration of the following item for the reason
Min Reason (Under the Local Government Act 1972)
42 Information relating to the financial or business affairs of
any particular person (including the authority holding that
information) (Para 3 of Schedule 12a).
Presentation from Independent Reviewer of a Domestic Homicide Review
Steve McGilvary the Independent Reviewer, gave a presentation to the Board on the outcomes and findings of a Domestic Homicide Review.
The Domestic Homicide Review presentation detailed the following:
· Key Lines of Enquiry;
· Effective Risk Assessment;
· Effective Information Sharing;
· Control and Coercion;
· Training Provided;
· Conclusions; and
* Resolved that the presentation be noted.