Corporate Parenting Panel
Wednesday, 16th January, 2019 5.00 pm

Venue: F10, Town Hall, Katharine Street, Croydon CR0 1NX. View directions

Contact: Michelle Ossei-Gerning
020 8726 6000 x84246  Email:

No. Item


Apologies for absence

To receive any apologies for absence from any members of the Panel.



Minutes of the previous meeting pdf icon PDF 118 KB

To approve the minutes of the meeting held on Wednesday 21 November 2018 as an accurate record.

[To Follow]


Disclosures of interest

In accordance with the Council’s Code of Conduct and the statutory provisions of the Localism Act, Members and co-opted Members of the Council are reminded that it is a requirement to register disclosable pecuniary interests (DPIs) and gifts and hospitality to the value of which exceeds £50 or multiple gifts and/or instances of hospitality with a cumulative value of £50 or more when received from a single donor within a rolling twelve month period. In addition, Members and co-opted Members are reminded that unless their disclosable pecuniary interest is registered on the register of interests or is the subject of a pending notification to the Monitoring Officer, they are required to disclose those disclosable pecuniary interests at the meeting. This should be done by completing the Disclosure of Interest form and handing it to the Democratic Services representative at the start of the meeting. The Chair will then invite Members to make their disclosure orally at the commencement of Agenda item 3. Completed disclosure forms will be provided to the Monitoring Officer for inclusion on the Register of Members’ Interests.




Urgent Business (if any)

To receive notice of any business not on the agenda which in the opinion of the Chair, by reason of special circumstances, be considered as a matter of urgency.



Update on actions agreed at previous meeting(s)

To update the Panel on any agreed actions from the previous meeting.


Children in Care Performance Scorecard pdf icon PDF 225 KB

The Children in Care Performance Scorecard of November 2018 is attached.


Placement, Stability, Sufficiency; Performance and Population pdf icon PDF 82 KB

This report serves to update the Panel on our current cohort of looked after children, and the key issues of placement sufficiency, stability and permanence

Additional documents:


Health of Looked After Children pdf icon PDF 192 KB

The report appended is in response to the Panel’s request for an update on health of looked after children.


Education & Employment & Not in Education or Training (NEET) Young People pdf icon PDF 154 KB

This report provides information about the Care Leaver’s education, employment and training and those not in education or training.


Annual Report of the Virtual School pdf icon PDF 290 KB

This report is in response to the panel’s request for an overview of the work of the Virtual school including data in relation to educational outcomes for children looked after


Review of the Fostering Allowances pdf icon PDF 65 KB

This report reviews the fostering allowances provided to foster carers.


How has the Panel helped Children in Care today?

For the panel to consider how its work at the meeting will improve services for children in care.


Work Programme pdf icon PDF 53 KB

To consider and approve the Panel’s work programme for the municipal year 2018/19.


Exclusion of the Press and Public

The following motion is to be moved and seconded where it is proposed to exclude the press and public from the remainder of a meeting:


“That, under Section 100A(4) of the Local Government Act, 1972, the press and public be excluded from the meeting for the following items of business on the grounds that it involves the likely disclosure of exempt information falling within those paragraphs indicated in Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972, as amended.”