Report of the Chief Executive
The Chief Executive submitted a report (previously circulated) presenting the outcome of the annual review of significant partnerships to enable this Committee to consider the partnerships that the Council was involved with and to ensure that they had adequate governance arrangements in place.
It was reported that, through
the principles of the partnership toolkit, the Council had an
established approach to monitoring the significant partnerships it
was involved with and, as a result, there were good governance
arrangements in place for these partnerships and that they were
delivering well against their objectives.
It was also reported that the toolkit had been effective in identifying high level concerns of the significant partnerships and the pandemic introduced urgent priorities for a number of the Partnership which in the case of the 11 to 19 partnership needed to take precedence over attending to governance actions. However, lead officers had not reported any divergence from established governance procedures.
The Chair confirmed that it was the role of the Audit Committee to monitor the work of the partnership.
RESOLVED – That the review of significant partnerships be endorsed and the actions being taken to address outstanding issues be noted