Agenda item

Protected Characteristics Update - Verbal Update from the Head of Children's Social Care


The Head of Children’s Social Care provided an update on the progress of the request made by the CiCC for Durham County Council to adopt care experience as a protected characteristic.  The advice from the Monitoring Officer was that the process should go through a motion to full Council.  The CiCC were asked to survey the larger group of young people for their views on what it would mean to them and what the implications would be of having care experience included as a protected characteristic, and for a report to be brought by the CiCC (supported by Investing in Children) to a future meeting of the Corporate Parenting Panel, for discussion.