Into independence, not out of care: 16 plus care options - Education Committee Contents

Annex: Programme for the Committee's visit to Ipswich, 8 April 2014

Members attending the visit: Mr Graham Stuart MP (Chair), Alex Cunningham MP, Bill Esterson MP, Ian Mearns MP, Caroline Nokes MP, Mr David Ward MP and Craig Whittaker MP.

Suffolk County Council

Introductory meeting and overview of the day with: Sue Cook, Director of Children and Young People's Services; Lisa Chambers, Cabinet Member for Education, Skills and Young People; John Gregg, Service Director; and Cliff James, Head of Corporate Parenting.

Visits to 'other arrangements'

Group 1: Visit to YMCA, to see:

·  Hostel provision with housing related support.

·  Two houses with higher-level support.

·  Supported lodgings scheme.

Group 2: Visit to Prospect Street, a house provided by Anglia Care Trust that accommodates four young people.

Suffolk Children in Care Council

Working lunch, meeting the Suffolk Children in Care Council.

Roundtable discussion

Discussion with local authority officers from the region and service providers.

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