When is a child no longer a child?

Year: 2018
Topic: Corporate parenting, Local authority, Throughcare and aftercare
Author: Steve Harte, City of Edinburgh Council

In this video Steve Harte explains that the spirit of corporate parenting has been there for a long time, but it's not moving fast enough. It's not just the responsibility of local authorities, it takes a joined up approach. The challenge for all Corporate Parents is to get better at logging data on unmet needs of young people in care and leaving care. A staggered approach to services is not helping, and needs to be standardised with an assumption of entitlement of continuation of support.