Hampshire County Council
Executive Member, Social Care
Date 30 July 2002
Outcome of Best Value Review of Care Management
Report of the Director of Social Services
Contact: Review Team Leader: Yvonne Le Brun, ext 7790
Project Manager: Peter Knight, ext. 7144
1.1 The following decisions are sought:
1.2 That the outcomes of the Best Value Review of Care Management, which has been led by the Social Care Policy Review Committee, are implemented as advised in the attached standard summary document and detailed in the Improvement Plan.
1.3 That the following items which have budgetary implications are considered within the budget planning cycle:
· Financial reward for eligible Singleton practice teachers for each student social workers that they supervise
· Financial reward for unqualified care managers on completion of a formal assessment of competence in care management practice
· Increase to the number of Senior Practitioner care management posts
2.1 The Best Value review is contained in the current five year review programme. Implementation of the recommended improvements will contribute to the successful fulfilment of that programme.
2.2 Future progress with the improvement plan will be monitored annually by the Social Care Policy Review Committee and reported to the public and auditors through the Best Value Performance Plan. The Best Value Performance Plan forms part of the council's policy framework and is also published annually.
3.1 Full details of the options considered by the Social Care Policy Review Committee are contained in the options / outcomes report at its meeting on 22nd February 2002 and 21st May 2002
4.1 Councillor AR Ludlow declared a non-pecuniary interest on this item
5.1 Not applicable
6.1 Not applicable
Approved by: Councillor Felicity Hindson ...................................................