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Corporate Parenting Committee

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Information about Corporate Parenting Committee


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 services.

(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 leavers.

(6) To celebrate the achievements of children in care, their carers and care leavers.

(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 leavers.