Corporate Parenting Panel
Wednesday, 4th March, 2020 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 122 KB

To approve the minutes of the meeting held on Wednesday 15 January 2020 as an accurate record.



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)


Young people Not in Education, Employment or Training (NEET) pdf icon PDF 96 KB

The report of Young People Not in Education, Employment or Training (NEET) as requested from the last Panel meeting, is attached.


Children in Care Performance Scorecard pdf icon PDF 308 KB

The Children in Care Performance Scorecard for January 2020 is attached.


The National Pledge, Croydon Commitment to Children in Care and the Local Offer for Care Leavers pdf icon PDF 144 KB

A report of The National Pledge, Croydon Commitment to Children in Care and the Local Offer for Care Leavers is attached.

Additional documents:


Young Director pdf icon PDF 458 KB

The report of the Young Director is attached.


Annual Report of Fostering Service and Panel pdf icon PDF 221 KB

The Annual Report of Fostering Service and Panel is attached.


Fostering Service Statement of Purpose pdf icon PDF 860 KB

The Fostering Service Statement of Purpose is attached.


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 50 KB

To consider and approve the Panel’s work programme for the municipal year 2019/20.


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.”