Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Adult Care
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: Yes
The purpose of the report is to provide the
Cabinet Member with an update in relation to those actions which
were the subject of Officer’s Decisions utilising emergency
decision making powers as detailed in the constitution and to
provide assurance in relation to the reviews which have been
The Cabinet Member for Adult Care:
a) Note the latest position following the review of decisions made under urgent delegated powers arising from the COVID-19 Pandemic.
b) As there are now 2 decisions remaining which were made under the urgent delegated powers that require reviewing, it is recommended that both the Executive Director for Adult Social Care and Health and the Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care review these decisions on a monthly basis only.
During the Covid-19 pandemic several urgent
officer decisions were made by the Executive Director for Adult
Social Care and Health. These decisions could not be made through
the Council’s normal democratic procedures due to the impact
of the pandemic on democratic procedures. which are now static and
unlikely to change within the short to medium term;
The Officer Decisions have been continually reviewed on a fortnightly basis by the Executive Director for Adult Social Care and Health and their Senior Management Team. These are routinely reported to the Cabinet member at their monthly meeting. Where a decision no longer requires to remain in place this will be reported to the Cabinet Member and removed from future summary reports.
It is recommended that both the Executive Director for Adult Social Care and Health and the Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care review the Officer decisions on a monthly basis only as both decisions remain static and unlikely to change within the short to medium term.
There are two options available with regards
the reporting of Urgent Officer Decisions – not to report
them or to report to the Council’s cabinet, neither of which
would not be in line with the Council’s
Publication date: 14/10/2021
Date of decision: 14/10/2021
Effective from: 22/10/2021