As corporate parents, children in care in North Lincolnshire are our children – and it is deeply rooted in the culture of the council and its partner organisations to care about them in this way.
We are collectively ambitious for children in care and we expect their outcomes to be every bit as good as their peers – and better. This ambition is encompassed within our vision for safe children and vulnerable adults, supported families and carers, and transformed lives.
As corporate parents, we demand that our children in care and care leavers achieve great
outcomes, so that:
- Children in care feel safe and are safe
- Children in care enjoy good health and emotional wellbeing
- Children in care recognise and achieve their potential
Every child or young person needs a good parent who looks out for them, speaks out on their behalf and responds to their needs. For children in care and care leavers, this is a statutory role for Local Authorities, including councillors and council officers, who have corporate parenting responsibility. This corporate parenting responsibility is also shared by partners across the Children and Young People’s Partnership. The Corporate Parenting Board brings together these partners to share the responsibility of acting as good Corporate Parents.
Members of the Corporate Parenting Board are responsible for ensuring that the Corporate Parenting Promise (see below) is delivered in North Lincolnshire. This includes committing appropriate resources to fulfil partnership commitments as Corporate Parents.