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21 October 2008




LOOKED-AFTER CHILDREN

Oral Evidence Session

The Children, Schools and Families Committee will be taking formal oral evidence as follows:

Monday 27 October 2008 at 3.45 pm
The Wilson Room, Portcullis House

Witnesses:
Cllr Les Lawrence, Chair of the Children and Young People's Board, and Caroline Abrahams, Programme Director for Children & Young People, Local Government Association. Marion Davis, Director of Children's Services, Warwickshire County Council; Steve Goodman, Deputy Director of Children and Young People's Services, London Borough of Hackney; and Pauline Newman, Director of Children's Services, Manchester City Council.

The purpose of this session is to explore the roles of local authorities as the corporate parents of children in care and as commissioners of care, and the impact of Care Matters on councils.

LOOKED-AFTER CHILDREN

Oral Evidence Session

The Children, Schools and Families Committee will be taking formal oral evidence as follows:

Wednesday 29 October 2008 at 9.30 am
The Wilson Room, Portcullis House

Witness:
The Baroness Morgan of Drefelin, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Children, Schools and Families.

This will be the final evidence session in the Committee's inquiry into looked-after children. It will be an opportunity to question the Minister on issues that have been raised in the inquiry thus far, including consistency of services, children's relationships with their carers and social workers, and support for care leavers.

These sessions will both be open to the public on a first come, first served basis. There is no system for the prior reservation of seats in Committee Rooms. It is advisable to allow about 20 minutes to pass through security checks. Committee rooms and timings are subject to change.