Cllr Sara Bolton, Cabinet Member for Safeguarding and Children and Young People and Chair of the Corporate Parenting Committee (CPC), hosted a special event on Tuesday 12th July to discuss the progress being made in relation to the Council’s pledge for children in care. Cllr Frank Harwood was present as Vice Chair of the CPC.

The pledge is a promise made by Derby City Council to all children in their care. It’s  part of a commitment to provide children with the best opportunities they can have in life.

We will ensure children in care have access to support and services which help to promote their development and wellbeing.

The pledge forms part of our Corporate Parenting Strategy, which outlines the Council’s aspiration to develop services and meet the needs of children and young people in its care.

Corporate Parenting Strategy focusses on six key areas:

  1. voice of the child
  2. good and safe placements
  3. relationships
  4. transition into adulthood – Leaving Care
  5. education
  6. health.

The three-year strategy aims to deliver the best outcomes for children and young people in the city.

Cllr Sara Bolton said:

Continuing to review our corporate parenting pledge allows us to ensure we are putting the children and young people first. It also helps us ensure they have everything that all good parents want for their children. We want all children in our care to be happy and healthy, both physically and emotionally. We will continue to support them every step of the way to adult life.”