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Public Accounts Committee
Report published 22 March 2019. Government response published June 2019.
Following on from its 2016 Child Protection Services report which drew similar conclusions around rising demand and variation between authorities, the Public Accounts Committee will question officials from the Department for Education and the Government’s Chief Social Worker for Children and Families on 4 February about the current pressures on children’s social care. Examining the Department’s understanding of demand and local variation, the Committee will investigate how it plans to achieve its programme of reform by 2022.
Evidence given by Lucy Butler, Director of Children's Services, Oxfordshire County Council, Cath McEvoy-Carr, Exceutive Director of Adult Social Care and Children's Services, and Cathy Ashley, CEO, Family Rights Group; Jonathan Slater, Permanent Secretary, Indra Morris, Director General, Social Care, Mobility and Equalities, Department for Education, and Isabelle Trowler, Chief Social Worker for Children and Families, Department for Education (at 5.00pm).
There are currently no public meetings scheduled.
Committee of Public Accounts launch transforming children’s services inquiry