Councillor Sara Bolton, the Cabinet Member for Children and Young People and Safeguarding has acted on feedback from Derby’s Children in Care Council (CiCC) by updating the Council’s Pledge to our children in care.
Last year the Council launched The Pledge, which was written by the CiCC and details what Derby’s looked after children and young people can expect from the Council, who are their corporate parents.
An event was organised by Councillor Bolton in July with the CiCC and senior staff to hear their views. After listening to their comments we have now pledged to create more apprenticeship and work experience opportunities for children in care. This is so they can lead successful and fulfilling careers.
Cllr Sara Bolton said, “As a Council, our aim is to constantly improve the services we offer, in order to improve the lives of children in our care. I will always listen and act on any feedback I receive.
“Furthermore, I am committed to taking a leading role in making sure that the Council fulfils its duty to those in its care so this is another great step towards that.”
As part of its 50 Pledges, the Council has committed to creating 2,000 jobs and apprenticeships for Derby people by 2019. This will involve working with the local business community to create the conditions for economic growth – through city centre development, the Infinity Park technology hub and international trade links.
The updated Pledge was signed by Cllr Sara Bolton recently with our Chief Executive Paul Robinson and Strategic Director for People Services Andy Smith also showing their support by signing the Pledge.