North West Regional Corporate Parenting Conference - 6 September 2012
Corporate Parenting Board - Useful Documents
Schedule of Meetings
Corporate Parenting Board - Terms of Reference and Compact
Corporate Parenting Board - Membership
The Corporate Parenting Board was established following The Cabinet meeting held on 7 July 2008. It replaces the former Children’s Services Board.
Lancashire County Council looks after approximately 1,440 children who are unable to remain in the care of their parents. When a child becomes "looked after", the tasks of their parents become the corporate responsibility of the County Council.
This is known as "corporate parenting" and it is the collective responsibility of the council to prioritise the needs of children in care and seek for them the same outcomes any good parent would want for their own children.
The "Care Matters" white paper, published in 2007, sets out a vision for achieving better outcomes for children in care and their families. Three defining themes are associated with delivering good outcomes – excellent corporate parenting; high aspirations, stable relationships; and taking time to listen to the voice of the child.
Lancashire County Council has established A Corporate Parenting Board for Lancashire's children and young people in care, this website contains information about the Board, including Agendas, Minutes, Terms of Reference and information about services that relate to the work of the Corporate Parenting Board.