Our pledge to the children in our care
The Corporate Parenting Pledge and local offer for care leavers are our commitments to the children and young people we care for.
The pledge set outs how we will provide children and young people with the best possible care, support and access to opportunities to their current and future needs. Along with the local offer for care leavers, the pledge helps young people become independent and reach their full potential.
Our pledge was developed through a series of workshops and consultations with looked after children and care leavers. The Pledge details what young people in care want from North East Lincolnshire Council and the officers who work there.
Download our Corporate Parenting Pledge Poster (PDF, 2MB)
The Corporate Parenting Pledge is currently under review and will be made available here soon.
Our Voice, Listen Up
Children looked after ages between 10 and 17 have a council where they can comment on what matters to them, and allows them to share their views and feelings.
Group members meet regularly to take part in the discussions and activities and eat together. For more information go to Your Voice.
Corporate parenting board
The Corporate Parenting Board is there to make sure we fulfill our duties towards children and young people in our care.
The board is made up of six elected members.
Elected Member role in Corporate Parenting
Elected members role as a corporate parent should be taken very seriously. The needs of children looked after need to be acknowledge and understood, and our pledge upheld by the council and our partners.
Duties of an elected member as corporate parents:
- Ensure the provision of care provided is the best possible, safeguarding for children looked after
- Ask yourself “Would this be good enough for my own child?”
- Have a clear understanding of the issues faced by children looked after and care leavers
- Ensure those responsible for their welfare and education are held to account
- Remember that children placed outside the borough are still your responsibility
- Support young people and care leavers to access opportunities into training and work
- Keep children and young people informed through appropriate channels
- Find ways to raise awareness of the corporate parenting role
- Consideration to any possible impact on care leavers and children looked after about any council change