Our role as corporate parents
There are 7 corporate parenting principles for us to follow. This is to make sure we're the best corporate parents to you and to ensure that you're the focus.
- to act in the best interests, and promote the physical and mental health and wellbeing, of those children and young people
- to encourage those children and young people to express their views, wishes and feelings
- to take into account the views, wishes and feelings of those children and young people
- to help those children and young people gain access to, and make the best use of, services provided by the council and its relevant partners
- to promote high aspirations, and seek to secure the best outcomes, for those children and young people
- for those children and young people to be safe, and for stability in their home lives, relationships, and education or work
- to prepare those children and young people for adulthood and independent living.
What we offer you
When a child or young person comes into our care (and our elected members, employees and partner agencies) we become the corporate parent.
This means we take responsibility for ensuring the best possible care for those we care for. This is so you can mature into a healthy, independent young person.
You can expect a corporate parent to:
- respect and honour your identity
- listen to you
- always believe in you
- keep you informed
- support and guide you
- find you a safe home
- be your champion
- be realistic and honest.