Corporate parenting panel

The purpose of the corporate parenting panel is to make sure that the council is the best parent it can be to all the children and young people who are in their care or have been in their care.

Herefordshire has a Corporate parenting strategy with priorities which are:

  • All elected members and senior leaders across all key partners understand and act on their responsibilities as corporate parents
  • Families are supported to care for their own children
  • All looked after children have a safe and stable home
  • All looked after children are supported to reach their potential in education
  • All looked after children enjoy the best possible health
  • All looked after children enjoy a range of play, sport, leisure and cultural opportunities
  • All looked after children are listened to and treated with respect
  • All looked after children are supported and enabled to live happy, healthy and financially secure lives when they leave care

The Corporate parenting panel meets every two months. Your Voice Matters are on the panel and they always have a time in the meeting to talk about anything that they want to raise. So if you would like Corporate parenting panel to change or improve something for children in care or care leavers you can contact Your Voice Matters.

The people who are on the Corporate parenting panel are:

  • Cabinet support member for looked after children (Chair)
  • Councillors from all the parties
  • Director of Children’s Well-Being
  • Director of Adults Well-Being
  • Director of Economy, Communities and Corporate
  • Chief Finance officer
  • Head of service for looked after children and adoption
  • Your Voice Matters representatives supported by Participation Officer
  • Two foster carer representatives
  • Lead Nurse Paediatrics, Wye Valley NHS Trust
  • Designated doctor for safeguarding and looked after children
  • Community Services Manager, CAMHS
  • Lay Member for Patient Experience CCG Governing Body

Contact the 16+ care leavers team

Your personal advisor will give you their phone number for you to contact them directly. If you need some urgent advice or support, please contact the 16+ duty worker using the details below.

Address: 33-35, Union Street, Hereford HR1 2BT
Office open 8.45am to 5.15pm Monday to Thursday or 8.45am to 4.45pm on a Friday

Telephone: 01432 261626

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