Update on the Education, Employment and Training (EET) Strategic Plan
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: No
Brendan Lee, Head of Children Looked After and Care Leavers and Roxanne McAllister, Team Manager, Children Looked After and Care Leavers, Lancashire County Council gave an update on the Corporate Parenting Education, Employment and Training (EET) Strategy Action Plan that had been completed following the last Board meeting on 10 September 2020 and was circulated with the agenda.
It was noted that everybody has a significant role in helping to deliver the action plan and the governance of it is through the Permanence and Children in Our Care Board and the delivery of the plan will come through the Corporate Parenting Board for scrutiny and receive the performance indicators also and ensure that the Not in Education, Employment and Training numbers of care leavers and young adults are reducing and the plan is effective.
Roxanne McAllister guided the Board through the action plan, detailing that there were five sections to it:
i) Secondary and further education including apprenticeships for young people in care (mandatory school age)
ii) Education, employment and training post 18
iii) Care experienced young people and adults in specific circumstances
iv) Broader service development/cultural change
v) Action plan delivery and review
Key performance indicators have been set high and are very ambitious and the context of the plan is to aim high. Further details of the indicators, Lead agency, and action to meet the key performance indicators, progress report and RAG status can be found in the action plan.
Resolved: That the action plan be reported at every Corporate Parenting Board meeting on areas that are struggling and are meeting barriers, however, also report the successes which will enable the Board to support to staff in delivering the action plan.
Date of decision: 24/11/2020
Decided at meeting: 24/11/2020 - Corporate Parenting Board