Alice Vickers, Corporate Parenting Officer,
presented the Corporate Parenting Strategy Update report and
highlighted the key points.
The Chair referred to Corporate Parenting
ELearning and asked officers to liaise
with members to remind them of the requirement to undertake this
training and to ensure appropriate follow-ups and recording.
In response to questions from the Board, Alice
Vickers stated the following:
Total Respect and Corporate Parenting training would be arranged in
May 2017 following Annual Council for all members of the Corporate
Information related to Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) could be
found through the CSE tool and links to different web-based
campaigns. The profile continued to be
raised with all social workers and foster carers and links to
The issue of Apprentice Panels would be looked at further,
including a possible funding package; however; the introduction of
a national framework had made progress more problematic.
The Children in Care Council and the Care Leavers Forum were
working well, with young people taking ‘ownership’ of
it and feeling empowered.
Corporate Parenting was now part of the Social Work Bill and the
partnership arrangements already in place would showcase Wolverhampton and raise awareness of the
considerable progress already made.
A nomination had been made to the Young Citizen of the Year Awards
and nominations were also made to the I Awards.
That Alice Vickers be thanked for her report and the report be
That officers liaise with members to remind them of the requirement
to undertake Corporate Parenting ELearning training and ensure that appropriate
follow-ups and recording was undertaken.