Read transcripts of debates in both Houses
Produced by Commons Library, Lords Library and Parliamentary Office Science and Technology
Search for Members by name, postcode, constituency and party
Learn about their experience, knowledge and interests
Celebrating people who have made Parliament a positive, inclusive working environment
Four staff networks for people to discuss and consider issues.
Contact your MP or a Member of the House of Lords about an issue that matters to you
Sign up for the Your Parliament newsletter to find out how you can get involved
Take a tour of Parliament and enjoy a delicious afternoon tea by the River Thames
See some of the sights you’ll encounter on a tour of Parliament
Book a school visit, classroom workshop or teacher-training session
Access videos, worksheets, lesson plans and games
Public Accounts Committee
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