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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 21 July 2021

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


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Police, NHS, charity and local government give evidence to Lords Committee vulnerable children inquiry

NPPC Crime Co-ordination Committee Chair, Chief Constable Alan Pughsley QPM, of Kent Police, will give evidence to the Public Services Committee tomorrow at 3.00pm.

He is appearing alongside Junior Smart OBE, of the SOS Project at St Giles Trust as the Committee continues its inquiry into vulnerable children and public services.

The Committee is also hearing from NHS and local government witnesses.

Meeting details

At 3.00pm: Oral evidence
Inquiry The role of public services in addressing child vulnerability
Development Manager of SOS Project at St Giles Trust
Chair at NPCC National Crime Coordination Committee
At 4.00pm: Oral evidence
Inquiry The role of public services in addressing child vulnerability
City Director at Stoke on Trent City Council
Solace spokesperson for children & families at Solace, and Chief Executive Officer at Bromley Council
National Clinical Director for Children and Young People at NHS England and NHS Improvement

Possible questions for the panels include:

  • How big is the gap between the provision of support and the number of children at risk?
  • Has the number of such children and the severity of risk changed during the pandemic?
  • What are the main barriers to collaboration between the NHS and local authority services in supporting children in families where there is domestic violence, mental ill-health and addiction?
  • What can be done to prioritise early intervention support for vulnerable children and their parents in NHS and local authority services?

Location

Virtual Meeting (Webcast)