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Any other business the Chairman considers urgent

The Chairman agreed to the admission of an item of urgent business in respect of a presentation of the results of a Survey on Children and Young People conducted in April 2018.


The Chairman agreed to receive a presentation in respect of the results of a Survey of Children and Young People supported by The City of London Corporation and conducted in April 2018.  Members noted that the report on the Survey’s findings was being finalised and would be presented to the next meeting of the Sub Committee and the Education Board but the Director was keen to share the headlines with Members at an early stage.  The Town Clerk advised that the presentation would be published on the public City Corporation web page for today’s meeting.

Members noted very high satisfaction levels across all results, with care users being very satisfied with their social workers and foster carers. Members of the Sub Committee had met with care leavers on several occasions and had always found them to be very engaging and content.  Offices advised that the outcomes from the survey would be reflected in the next Service Improvement Plan.  Members noted that a request for laptops to assist with school and college work had since been actioned. 


During the discussion, Members acknowledged the important of a smooth transition for care leavers into further education, work and accommodation.  One Member suggested a ‘Life Handbook’ which was used in another borough. Members noted that the Chairman of the Community and Children’s Services Committee particularly championed assistance with immigration status. 

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