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Corporate Parenting Panel Annual Report 2021-22 - Report of Corporate Director of Children and Young People's Services


The Cabinet considered a report of the Corporate Director of Children and Young People’s Services which presented the Corporate Parenting Panel Annual Report April 2021 – March 2022 for endorsement (for copy of report, see file of minutes).


Councillor T Henderson, Cabinet Portfolio Holder for Children and Young People Services explained that as corporate parents the Council had a duty to guide young people. The Annual Report demonstrated the Council’s commitment to listen to the young people who are, or had been in the Council’s care to make continuous changes and improvements to the services provided.


The Annual Report included a range of achievements. The recent Ofsted inspection fell outside of the Annual Report timeframe, however, it was pleasing to note that the Council are ‘good’ and continue to move in the right direction with the impact of leaders on social work practice being ‘outstanding’. The Corporate Parenting Strategy was also noted as ambitious.


Councillor T Henderson thanked everyone for their work to support the children and young people in our care.


Councillor C Hood addressed Cabinet as a member of the Corporate Parenting Panel and Portfolio Lead for health. Councillor C Hood was committed to achieving good outcomes for our young people, ensuring issues addressed had the biggest impact on their health and wellbeing, particularly, with the ever increasing financial pressures.


Councillor C Hood welcomed the involvement of the young people and would look forward to the proposed development of a young people’s Scrutiny Panel whereby young people would ask questions, review services and make recommendations for improvements.


Councillor C Hood, thanked everyone involved in the development of the Annual report, and second the recommendations.



That the recommendations in the report be approved.

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