Apologies for the late posting, we have been busy with our next scrutiny review with looked after children - improving education and employability.
Cheshire West and Chester in 2009/10 undertook a scrutiny review - support to looked after children and from the findings a report entitled "our children matter - 39 steps to bringing normality into their lives
" was developed. This review examined what it was like to be a child in care and what issues/barriers they faced in their lives. The main stakeholders for the review were a group of looked after young people aged 10 - 17. The final report was produced as a result of what the young people had told us and then 39 recommendations were developed to help bring normality into their lives. The Our Children Matter report can be found on the CfPS Library or Cheshire West and Chester Council's web site www.cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk/default.aspx?page=3440
Cheshire West and Chester Council was delighted when its hard work and efforts on its Our Children matter scrutiny review, were recognised at this years scrutiny awards, when they won the Innovation category. We are more than happy to be part reference group and look forward to hearing from you.