Corporate Parenting Board - Tuesday, 19th September, 2023 6.00 pm

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Venue: Savoy Suite 1 - The Exchange, County Hall, Preston, PR1 8XJ. View directions

Contact: Samantha Gorton 

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Introductions and Apologies

County Councillor Clarke


To note who is attending and any apologies for absence.


Appointment of Chair and Deputy Chair

County Councillor Clarke


To note the appointment by the County Council on the 25 May 2023 of County Councillors Stephen Clarke and Ashley Sutcliffe as Chair and Deputy Chair of the Committee, respectively, for 2023/24.


Notes of the Meeting and Matters Arising from 10 May 2023 pdf icon PDF 140 KB

County Councillor Clarke


To agree for accuracy the notes of the meeting and receive any matters arising.


Constitution, Membership and Terms of Reference of the Committee (5 mins) pdf icon PDF 123 KB

County Councillor Clarke


The Board is asked to review the Constitution, Membership and note the additional responsibility of the Board in Terms of Reference.


Additional documents:


Participation Team Update (30 mins)

Young people from LINX (Lancashire's Children in Care Council), April Pollitt and Adam Riley, Participation Team, Child and Family Wellbeing Service, LCC


To receive an update on what the Participation Team have been doing with LINX since the last Board meeting, including feedback from the Young People's Corporate Parenting Board meeting held on 26 July 2023.


Care Leaver Covenant (45 mins) pdf icon PDF 239 KB

Andreas Feldhaar, Permanence Service, Lancashire County Council


To discuss the Care Leaver Covenant and how the Board can support the whole Council approach, and to discuss further, protected characteristics.


Care Leaver Week (15 mins)

Young People from Care Leavers Forum/Jane Hylton, Leaving Care Service, Lancashire County Council


To receive an update on Care Leaver Week which is taking place in October 2023.



Local Member Grants (5 mins)

Andreas Feldhaar, Permanence Service, LCC


To discuss the proposals for allocation of underspend from Local Member Grants 2022/2023.




Any Other Business

County Councillor Clarke


To receive any other business.



Date and Time of Next Meeting

County Councillor Clarke


Wednesday, 22 November 2023 at 6.00pm in Savoy Suite 2, The Exchange, County Hall, Preston, PR1 8RJ.