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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 7 July 2021

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


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Vulnerable children: Andrea Leadsom to be quizzed by Lords committee

Former cabinet minister Andrea Leadsom, along with other expert andlocal government witnesses, will give evidence tomorrow when it continues its inquiry into vulnerable children and public services.

The MP chaired a review into improving the health and development outcomes for babies in England and published its findings in March 2021.

Meeting details

At 3.00pm: Oral evidence
Inquiry The role of public services in addressing child vulnerability
Chair at Early Years Healthy Development Review
At 3.30pm: Oral evidence
Inquiry The role of public services in addressing child vulnerability
Executive Director at Youth Endowment Fund
Chief Executive at Education Policy Institute
At 4.00pm: Oral evidence
Inquiry The role of public services in addressing child vulnerability
Chair at Child Friendly Gloucestershire Coalition
Assistant Director Partnerships, Early Intervention & Localities - Children & Young People at Doncaster Council
Strategic Manager for Early Help, Early Help, Inclusion and Vulnerable Children, Children and Young People’s Service at Durham County Council
Director of Partnerships and Strategy at Gloucestershire County Council

Possible questions

  • What is inhibiting collaboration around the needs of vulnerable children and families at the local level?
  • What is preventing national government and local services from investing in early family help, and how can this be overcome?
  • What role should Family Hubs play in facilitating the integration of services and early intervention support as part of a national strategy on vulnerable children?

In our second panel with local councils and the voluntary sector, the Committee will be asking:

  • Do you agree with the findings of the Leadsom review that Family Hubs should be at the centre of an integrated Government strategy on vulnerable children?
  • Have you been able to protect early intervention funding in your area and, if so, how?
  • How do you work with the local voluntary sector to design and deliver services to vulnerable children and families?

Further information

Location

Virtual Meeting (Webcast)