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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 14 July 2021

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


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Sir Kevan Collins, ex-education recovery tsar, talks about support for vulnerable children in the education system.

Sir Kevan Collins, former Education Recovery Commissioner who resigned after the government announced catch-up funding one tenth the amount he recommended, will give evidence to the Public Services Committee this week.

Meeting details

At 3.00pm: Oral evidence
Inquiry The role of public services in addressing child vulnerability
At 4.00pm: Oral evidence
Inquiry The role of public services in addressing child vulnerability
Director of Children's Services at Leeds City Council
Chief Executive at Birmingham Children's Trust
Associate Director of Nursing: Head of Safeguarding at Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust

The committee will ask Sir Kevan about support for vulnerable children in the education system.

Possible questions

  • Based on your recent experience of attempting to secure a recovery package for schools, what prevents government from investing significant sums in children’s long-term life chances?
  • How much of your funding package did you recommend should be invested in the early years, what outcomes were you hoping would be achieved, and how did you involve the Department of Health and Social Care to ensure a joined-up strategy?
  • Did the Education Recovery Commission produce an estimate of the post-pandemic mental health needs of school children and are government plans sufficient to address the current level of demand?

The committee will hear also about local prevention and collaboration from council and NHS safeguarding leaders from Leeds and Birmingham.

Possible questions

  • How have you overcome barriers to collaboration between the police, NHS, social services and schools in your area?
  • Have you been able to protect early intervention and preventative funding in your area and, if so, how?
  • What evidence do you have of the impact on vulnerable children of your early intervention programmes?

Location

Virtual Meeting (Webcast)