Corporate Parent Board
A range of partners are committed to co-operating, and working together, to promote the welfare of Looked After children, young people and careleavers.This partnership approach seeks to achieve the best possible postive outcomes for some of the most vulnerable in Fife.
All parts of the Council have a statutory duty to cooperate, and work together, to promote the welfare of Looked After children, young people and careleavers. Local community planning partners have a duty to cooperate with the Council in fulfilling those duties. NHS Fife, Police,Voluntary Sector organisations, and many others, contribute significantly to ensuring that the needs of Looked After children, young people and careleavers are met in a holistic and comprehensive way. This partnership approach seeks to achieve the best possible positive outcomes for some of the most vulnerable in Fife.
To support this Fife has established a Corporate Parent Board. The role of the Corporate Parent Board includes being ambitious for all our Looked After children; setting strategic objectives for children’s services; being aware of progress made by all agencies in achieving better outcomes for Looked After children through a process of self-evaluation; championing the rights of Looked After children and through elected members, senior managers in NHS Fife, the Council, Police and Voluntary Sector, ensuring that resources are allocated accordingly. Above all it is about asking the question: Is this good enough for my own child?