Care Leaver Recommendations Agreed

Cabinet has accepted all of the recommendations made by the Child & Family Services Overview & Scrutiny Board in relation to its review of support to care leavers in Swansea.  Cabinet formally considered the scrutiny report last Thursday. The Cabinet Member for Wellbeing, Cllr Mark Child, presented a paper proposing a response to the recommendations. […]

What should the Child & Family Services Overview & Scrutiny Board Look at Next?

On the 4th April the Board will meet for the final time in this council year. It will take the opportunity to reflect on what has been achieved over the past year, and any lessons learnt that will help improve the effectiveness of the Board. It will also consider areas for future scrutiny.  The Board has […]

Scrutiny Review of Support to Care Leavers Complete

A major study helping to improve the lives of care leavers has been published. The Child & Family Services Overview & Scrutiny Board has now completed its in-depth review of support to care leavers in Swansea and produced a report. Councillors spent the last 12 months talking to various people to gain a range of […]

Talking about Leaving Care

Today marks the first day of a National Care Leavers Week which runs until 2nd November.  The week will see a number of events throughout the UK in order to raise awareness among public and politicians alike about the ongoing needs of care leavers, and levels of support which these young people receive when they […]

Leaving Care – Review Update

The Board is still working on its in-depth Review of the Support for Care Leavers. Evidence gathering for this review commenced back in February. The Task & Finish Group carrying out this work, led by Councillor Paxton-Hood Williams, is now expected to deliver a final report to the Board, with conclusions and recommendations, in November. […]

What is the Best Way to Support Care Leavers in Swansea?

According to the National Care Advisory Service ‘young people who have spent time in care tend to have poorer outcomes than their peers. Care leavers are more likely to have poor educational performance, contact with the criminal justice system, poorer health and be vulnerable to homelessness and unemployment. It is therefore very important that they […]