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Committee details

Corporate Parenting Panel

Purpose of committee

The Corporate Parenting Panel consists of 21 Members of the Council including the member of the Executive or Executive Support for Children and Young People’s Services; and the Chair or Vice-Chair of Children and Young People’s Overview and Scrutiny Committee.

 

There are six non-voting co-opted Members including three school representatives and three representatives from other agencies.

 

The Panel has the following responsibilities:

 

1. To ensure that the Council acts as a good corporate parent to children and young people in care and care leavers, including:

 

           Young people in residential care

           Children and young people in foster care

           Children placed for adoption

           Children placed at home under Placement with Parents Regulations

           Young people who are living in supported lodgings

           Young people in secure services

           Young people in custody

 

2. To engage and listen to the views of children, young people and their carers for whom the Council is the parent.

 

3. To work in partnership with other statutory agencies to drive forward improvements in care.

 

4. To act as the governing body for the Virtual School for looked after children and young people.

 

5. To act as the governing body for Aycliffe secure services, monitoring and ensuring the quality of secure accommodation, education and care.

Membership

Contact information

Support officer: Jill Parker. 03000 269 711

 

Contacts
Democratic Services
Durham County Council
County Hall
Durham
County Durham
DH1 5UL
email:
Tel:
03000 269 714