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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.

2019 Meeting Dates

  • 22 January 2019 (Joint meeting with Health, Care & Additional Needs Policy Committee)
  • 23 May 2019
  • 27 September 2019 (Joint meeting with Workforce Development Policy Committee)
  • 29 November 2019 (Joint meeting with Standards, Performance & Inspection Policy Committee)

Contacts

Chair: Sara Tough, Executive Director of Children’s Services, Norfolk County Council. To contact Sara, email sara.tough@norfolk.gov.uk

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

Updates

  • April 2019: Sara Tough becomes Chair of the Families, Communities & Young People Policy Committee
  • Sara Tough, Executive Director of Children’s Services at Norfolk County Council takes over from Jenny Coles, who is now the Vice President of the Association.

  • February 2019: Joint meeting of the Families, Communities & Young People (FCYP) and the Health, Care & Additional Needs (HCAN) Policy Committee
  • The Families, Communities & Young People (FCYP) and the Health, Care & Additional Needs (HCAN) Policy Committees met jointly in London on Tuesday 22 January to discuss shared areas of interest. The group received an update from the DfE on secure children’s homes. Find out more.

  • November 2018: Joint meeting with the Families, Communities & Young People Policy Committee
  • The Educational Achievement and the Families, Communities & Young People Policy Committees met jointly on Friday 23 November in London to discuss shared areas of interest. The group was joined by a representative from the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) to discuss the development of secure schools, which will, in time, replace secure training centres. Find out more

    • September 2018: Joint meeting with the Workforce Development Policy Committee

    The Workforce Development and Families, Communities & Young People Policy Committees met on Friday 28 September in London to discuss shared areas of interest. The group received an update on the Practice Supervisor Development Programme (PSDP) from a representative from Research in Practice who are leading a consortium to develop and deliver the programme with the first cohort set to begin in November. Find out more


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