Keeping Parliament Informed: The Children’s Workforce-Inspectors

Monday 19 January 2009: The Children’s Workforce – Inspectors, with speakers Dame Anne Owers (HM Chief Inspector of Prisons), Juliet Winstanley (Divisional Manager, Local Services Inspection, OFSTED) and Jean Humphries (Deputy Director, Children, OFSTED). The All Party Parliamentary Group for Children has held one meeting in January and chose the children’s workforce as their theme … Read more

Informing Parliament : Immigration and Refugees

The All Party Parliamentary Group for Children has held a number of meetings over the summer. I reported on six meetings last month; here are accounts of the final two meetings. Ed Balls MP (Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families) returned to provide an update on the Children’s Plan and the new department’s … Read more

Informing Parliament : Children’s Workforce, and the Secretary of State

The All Party Parliamentary Group for Children has held two meetings in November: Tuesday 20 November: The Children’s Workforce: An Overview With speakers Jane Haywood, Chief Executive, Children’s Workforce Development Council (CWDC), and Hilary Barnard, Consultant, Children’s Workforce Network (CWN) Tuesday 26 November: Ed Balls MP, Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families Tuesday … Read more

Keeping Parliament Informed

The All Party Parliamentary Group for Children has held two meetings in October: Monday 22 October: Youth Justice and Every Child Matters: youth offending teams and children’s trusts with speakers Larry Wright (Head of Youth Offending Services at Hammersmith and Fulham Council), Di Hart (Principal Officer – Youth Justice and Welfare, NCB), and Graham Robb … Read more

Informing Parliament : Disability and Children, Extended Schools, and the Children’s Commissioner

The All Party Parliamentary Group for Children has held three meetings in July: Monday 2 July: Joint Meeting on Independent Living with the APPG on Disability with speakers Caroline Ellis, Head of Parliamentary Affairs, and Gerry Zarb Head of Health and Independent Living, both of the Disability Rights Commission Tuesday 10 July: Every Child Matters … Read more