61 12/01981 - Kent County Council's Annual Report (Local Account) on Adult Social Care for April 2011 to March 2012 (Decision to be taken by the Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care and Public Health) PDF 65 KB
Mrs S Abbott, Head of Performance and Information Management, was in attendance for this item.
1. Mrs Abbott introduced the report, which had been developed to take account of comments on content and style made at the November meeting of the Committee. A Member briefing since the November meeting had been well attended. As the Local Account process was new in 2012, its engagement process is still evolving, and the 2013 report will start to be prepared and consulted upon earlier in the year, being shared with the Cabinet Committee in June 2013. This new timetable will address some of the concerns Members had in November about the process feeling hurried and the document appearing unfinished.
2. In response to a question about the effectiveness of the assessment process, Mr Ireland explained that it is subject to ongoing monitoring to ensure that it is timely, cost-effective and appropriate, and that efficient and optimal use is made of the self-assessment process. Assessments which are complex or particularly challenging are undertaken by the most experienced staff.
3. RESOLVED that the decision to be taken by the Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care and Public Health, to approve the final KCC Annual Report (Local Account) on Adult Social Care for April 2011 to March 2012, be endorsed, and the revised preparation timetable for the 2013 version be noted.