Launch Of New Corporate Parenting Strategy
A new Corporate Parenting Strategy has been launched in Northamptonshire which sets out the county’s commitment to support children in care and care leavers.
The new Corporate Parenting Strategy was adopted by Northamptonshire County Council last month (March) and its aim is to ensure ensure staff who work with vulnerable children and adults fully understand their responsibilities around children in care and care leavers.
It has five main objectives:
- To ensure children and young people enjoy good health and wellbeing
- To support care leavers in gaining employment and/or training opportunities
- To ensure children and young people placed out of the county are not disadvantaged
- To commit to do everything possible to help children and young people fulfil their educational potential
- To support children and young people to have positive, meaningful relationships in their lives
Children and young people were asked to give their views and help shape the new Corporate Parenting Strategy, and they were involved in presenting the new strategy to councillors at a Full Council meeting last month.
Lesley Hagger, director of children’s services at Northamptonshire County Council, said: “As corporate parents, we are striving to be excellent parents to every child in our care.
“This strategy sets out our intentions to work together with our partner organisations to ensure that our children in care have the same opportunities as their peers to have a safe and stable home, fulfil their potential, have fun and enjoy life.
“I’d like to say a huge thank you to everyone who has been involved in putting this together, especially the young people who have played such a key part in shaping our new strategy.”
Last updated: 28 March 2017