Oxfordshire County Council is committed to
raising the quality of life of everyone living within the county.
For children in particular, the Council aims to provide high
quality opportunities for learning and ensure children are healthy
and safe. It is important that the Corporate Parenting Committee
members ensure that the Council provides such care, education and opportunities that the Committee would
be afforded to their own children.
Purpose of the Committee:
(1) To raise the aspiration, ambitions and
life chances of children and young people in care, narrowing the
gap of achievement between children in care and their peers.
(2) To ensure that children in care are
protected and supported to develop as healthy citizens, able to
participate in their community.
(3) To make sure that the voice of the child
and young person in care and leaving care influences both policy
and the services that they receive, and that young people are
engaged with any action intended to develop and improve
(4) To oversee and monitor key performance
indicators relating to the placement and housing provisions,
health, well-being and education of
children in care and care leavers.
(5) To consider the outcomes of regulatory
visits and inspection reports relating to children in care and care
(6) To celebrate the achievements of children
in care, their carers and care
(7) To ensure that elected members are aware
of their corporate parenting responsibilities and that all Council
services are mindful of the needs of children in care and care