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Formal meeting (oral evidence session): The role of public services in addressing child vulnerability

Public Services Committee
The role of public services in addressing child vulnerability

Wednesday 23 June 2021

Start times: 3.00pm (private) 3.00pm (public)


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Vulnerable children: Heads of social care and safeguarding reviews amongst expert witnesses

Josh MacAlister who recently published an interim review of children’s social care will be among several expert witnesses appearing before the Committee tomorrow

Meeting details

At 3.00pm: Oral evidence
Inquiry The role of public services in addressing child vulnerability
Director of the Rees Centre and Professor of Education and Children’s Social Care at Rees Centre, Department of Education, University of Oxford
Chief Executive at Family Rights Group
At 4.00pm: Oral evidence
Inquiry The role of public services in addressing child vulnerability
Director for Transformation and Policy Capability at Policy Lab, Department for Education
Chair at Independent Review of Children’s Social Care

The Committee is continuing to explore reform of support for children and families, safeguarding and social care

Possible questions

  • How should policy makers define child vulnerability?
  • What are the main data gaps on vulnerable children and how can they be addressed?
  • What role does vulnerability play in determining a child’s outcomes and life chances?
  • What are the most significant barriers at central and local government level to providing adequate early intervention support for families?
  • What has the Policy Lab identified as the major barriers to innovation in children’s services?
  • How can local services integrate better to ensure that children do not fall through gaps between services?

Further information

Location

Virtual Meeting (Webcast)