Moved from 11/01/23, Corporate Parenting Panel - Wednesday, 18th January, 2023 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 80 KB

To approve the minutes of the meeting held on 23 November 2022 as an accurate record.



Disclosures of interest

Members are invited to declare any disclosable pecuniary interests (DPIs) and other registrable and non-registrable interests they may have in relation to any items(s) of business on today’s agenda.



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)


Update from E.M.P.I.R.E

To receive a verbal update from E.M.P.I.R.E



Quality and Safety Review re Children in Care with Disabilities and Complex Needs pdf icon PDF 110 KB

The attached report provides an Executive Summary of Croydon Council’s review of children living in residential specialist schools registered as children’s homes, as part of the National Panel review into Safeguarding children with disabilities and complex needs in residential settings (see background reports).



Annual Report of the Virtual School 2021-2022 pdf icon PDF 663 KB

To consider the attached report, which summarises the achievement of CLA for the academic year 2021/22. 


Children in Care Performance Scorecard pdf icon PDF 691 KB

The Children in Care Performance Scorecard for December 2022 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.


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.”