How Can We Be Better Corporate Parents?

According to the Who Cares Trust about 75,000 children are in care in the UK.  They also provide a sobering list of statistics about the life chances of those in care compared with those who are not.  So, for example: Only 13% of children in care obtain five good GCSEs – compared with 62% of […]

New Ways of Making a Difference

Over the last 12 months one cross party group of councillors has been showing how overview & scrutiny really can make a difference.  The Child & Family Services Overview & Scrutiny Board was set up in April 2009 following a CSSIW Report into children’s services in Swansea. It has been chaired by Cllr Mark Child with support from the […]