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Corporate Parenting

Corporate Parenting

This Corporate Parenting Strategy provides the framework for elected members, officers and partners in fulfilling their duties and responsibilities, as corporate parents of Looked After children and young people in Clackmannanshire.

This strategy takes forward actions from the Children's Services Plan and themes from the Local Outcomes Improvement Plan (LOIP)  around supporting vulnerable people and making them more included within Clackmannanshire.

Vision

"We are committed to ensuring every child and young person in our care has the opportunity to achieve the outcomes we would want for our own children."

What is a Corporate Parent?

Corporate Parenting means the formal and local partnerships needed between all local authority departments and services, and associated agencies, who are responsible for working together to meet the needs of Looked After children and young people, and care leavers.

The introduction of the Children and Young People's (Scotland) Act 2014 has extended this duty to other bodies.

Corporate parenting applies to

  • every child who is looked after by a local authority, and
  • every young person who
    • is under the age of 26, and
    • was, but is no longer looked after by a local authority.

As good corporate parents we will all

  • respect and nurture our looked after children and young people.
  • be ambitious for our looked after children and young people.
  • ensure that our looked after children and young people can access play, sporting, leisure and cultural activities.
  • promote the health needs of our looked after children and young people.
  • promote the social inclusion of our looked after children and young people.

Additional information can be found on the Corporate Parenting website. You can also refer to the Scottish Government's document entitled Getting it right for looked after children.

Related Publications & Documents

For Further Information Contact

Social Services
Kilncraigs, Greenside Street, Alloa, FK10 1EB
Tel: 01259 450000
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