Minutes for Scrutiny Review - Transition from Children to Adult Services meeting, Feb 11 2010, 2.00PM official page
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Contact: Sharon MillerItems No. Item
Items of Urgent Business
There were no items of urgent business
Declarations of Interests
A member with a personal interest in a matter who attends a meeting of the authority at which the matter is considered must disclose to that meeting the existence and nature of that interest at the commencement of that consideration, or when the interest becomes apparent.
A member with a personal interest in a matter also has a prejudicial interest in that matter if the interest is one which a member of the public with knowledge of the relevant facts would reasonably regard as so significant that it is likely to prejudice the member's judgment of the public interest and if this interest affects their financial position or the financial position of a person or body as described in paragraph 8 of the Code of Conduct and/or if it relates to the determining of any approval, consent, licence, permission or registration in relation to them or any person or body described in paragraph 8 of the Code of Conduct
To consider evidence from parents of young people who have experience of the transition process and those currently going through the process.
18.1 A number of parents with young people in transition were invited to attended a meeting with the panel and outlined their experiences.
18.2 The parent of a 20 year old relayed her experiences to the panel. After arriving from Africa; her 12 year old son attended school in London Borough of Enfield even though she was a Haringey resident. Her son is severely Autistic. She felt that she had experienced a lack of support from Haringey Social Services; her son eventually received some support and was settled in his school environment. However there were issues relating to his transfer from secondary school to college as she felt that the college was not equipped to meet his needs. There was no information readily available to signposts to services she could access. The panel learned that this client would be likely to benefit from the advent of the Personalisation agenda through the use of personal budget, where the family would have the potential to influence the way they receive support.
18.3 The parent of a 16 year old autistic boy stated that she received good help and support from Haringey. Her son has benefited from multi-agency support; her son attends college in Acton and wants to teach. The family had been encouraged by all agencies involved to support him in reaching his full potential.
New items of urgent business
To consider any items admitted at item 2 above.
There were no new items of urgent business