Featured Event

Wed, 04 Jul 18 13:00

Chair: Jenny Coles

Meeting Dates

22 February 2018 | Manchester
Joint Meeting with Health, Care & Additional Needs Policy Committee

11 May 2018 | London

28 September 2018 | London
Joint Meeting with Workforce Development Policy Committee

23 November 2018 | London
Joint Meeting with Educational Achievement Policy Committee

Contact

Chair: Jenny Coles, Director of Children’s Services, Hertfordshire County Council. To contact Jenny, email jenny.coles@hertfordshire.gov.uk

ADCS Policy Officer: Katy Block supports the work of the committee. To contact Katy, email katy.block@adcs.org.uk


Remit

The remit of the Families, Communities & Young People Policy Committee (FCYP) covers all aspects of:

  • Safeguarding, including Local Safeguarding Children Boards (LSCB)
  • Preventative services, children’s centres and extended schools
  • Childcare and early years
  • Parenting support
  • Community safety
  • Community cohesion and anti-poverty work
  • Youth services
  • Youth justice.

The Committee also takes reports from the Association’s Asylum Taskforce which is chaired by Chris Spencer, Director of Children’s Services in Gloucestershire. The Taskforce provides an interface between local authorities and relevant government departments on the statutory responsibilities of directors of children’s services for families and unaccompanied children who are subject to immigration legislation. It seeks to identify and share best practice in this area.

Biography

Jenny Coles, Director of Children’s Services, Hertfordshire County Council

Jenny qualified as a social worker in 1986 and has been a senior manager in local authority children’s services since 1997. She has worked extensively in children’s safeguarding, children in care and quality assurance, and has also managed integrated youth and youth justice services.

Jenny moved from Luton Borough Council to take up the post of Director of Children’s Services for Hertfordshire County Council in 2010. She is the lead DCS for Sector-led Improvement in the Eastern Region and is the chair of the ADCS Families, Communities & Young People Policy Group.


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