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Corporate Parenting Strategy 2018 - 2022

When a child comes into care, the county council becomes their corporate parent. Put simply, the term ‘corporate parent’ means the collective responsibility of the council, elected members, employees, and partner agencies, for providing the best possible care and protection that would be expected of a good parent. In fulfilling this role, the critical question that should be asked, is: "would this be good enough for my child?"


The draft Corporate Parenting Strategy 2018 - 2022, attached at Appendix 'A', sets out how we intend to fulfil our corporate parenting responsibilities to all children in our care and care leavers, putting them at the centre of improvements in the planning, delivery and evaluation of our services. The strategy has been developed in partnership with the Corporate Parenting Board. Lancashire's Promises to Children in Care and Care Leavers, attached at Appendix B, informs the core principles of this Corporate Parenting Strategy.


This is deemed to be a Key Decision and the provisions of Standing Order C19 have been complied with.

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Significant effect in 2 or more electoral divisions;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 12/09/2018

Anticipated restriction: Part I  -

Decision due: 3 Dec 2018 by Cabinet

Lead member: Cabinet Member for Children, Young People and Schools

Contact: Amanda Hatton Email:, Josephine Lee Email:, John Readman Email: Tel: 01772 535493.


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