Agenda item

Corporate Parenting Strategy Annual Report 2017-18

Report of the Director of Community and Children’s Services.




The Committee received a report of the Director of Community and Children’s Services and noted the update.


The City of London Corporation is a Corporate Parent to the children who are in its care. These looked-after children are children and young people aged from 0 to the eve of their 18th birthday who cannot safely remain with their family, or those for whom the City Corporation acts as a parent in the absence of family. children in care (CIC) can include unaccompanied asylum-seeking children (UASC), children with multiple disabilities and those who have suffered abuse and/or neglect. As such, looked-after children and young people are one of the most vulnerable and disadvantaged groups in our community.  The report noted to the continuing good work that the CoL does as a Corporate Parent to its children in care population and Care Leaver Population. It was noted that the Chairman will be meeting with the Children in Care Council in October. Members were pleased that there were positive reports in respect of the Children in Care Council going on its annual summer trip- this time sailing in the English Channel.


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