Published: Monday, 25th October 2021
Children in care are being celebrated this week as the Royal Borough of Greenwich embarks on Corporate Parenting Week 2021.
Every council employee, from the leader to frontline staff, is a corporate parent. We all have responsibilities for our looked after children and care leavers, and we all have a duty to ensure that they have the best start in life.
To recognise this we will be recruiting a new network of ‘Corporate Parenting Champions’ this year to ensure that these priorities are showcased all year round.
Corporate Parenting Week is also a celebration of the talents, abilities and creativity of Royal Greenwich’s children in care and care leavers.
As such our Children In Care Council will share an insight into their lives through a new video, and provide a specially designed training session to members of our Corporate Parenting Board.
Councillor Matt Morrow, Cabinet Member for Children and Young People, said: “I’m proud to be a corporate parent and it’s so important that we all step up and consider our role in the lives of young people in care.
“We have a duty to promote and support the talents and creativity of our young people, and to ensure that we all do what we can to give them the very best start in life.
“I hope that staff recognise the challenges faced by young people and take up the chance to become a Corporate Parenting Champion, to help create a supportive and considerate environment all year round.
"I look forward to hearing more from our young people, working with them and making their needs a priority as they make the transition to adulthood and beyond.”