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Cabinet Member for Children's Services


·         Covering the full statutory role as lead member for Children

·         Development of the Children’s Trust

·         Overall responsibility for tackling child poverty, and minimising the effects of austerity on children

·         Children’s care services and disabled children, including Special Educational Needs

·         Early years and childcare, extended schools and children’s centres

·         Leading on improvement in youth services. Responsible for youth justice, and engaging young people in the life of the community eg Youth Parliament

·         Corporate parenting and ensuring our looked after children succeed

·         Strong safeguarding through Local Safeguarding Children’s Board


·         Supporting families to stay together wherever appropriate, and promoting security and stability when children do come into our care

·         Joint responsibility for Merton’s Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) strategy


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