Funding of local authorities’ children’s services Contents


The following witnesses gave evidence. Transcripts can be viewed on the inquiry publications page of the Committee’s website.

Monday 11 February 2019

Professor Lauren Devine, Director, Social Justice Research Group, University of the West of England, Phil Harding, Independent Expert, Professor Ray Jones, Emeritus Professor of Social Work, Kingston University and St George’s, University of London, and Dr Miriam Silver, Consultant Clinical Psychologist


Kathy Evans, Chief Executive Officer, Children England, Adam Pemberton, Corporate Director for Strategy and Performance, Barnardo’s, and Cathy Ashley, Chief Executive, Family Rights Group


Monday 25 February 2019

Yvette Stanley, National Director for Children’s Social Care, OFSTED, Anne Longfield, Children’s Commissioner for England, and Sharon Chappell, Assistant Ombudsman, Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman


Ruth Allen, Chief Executive Officer, British Association of Social Workers, Stuart Gallimore, President, Association of Directors of Children’s Services, and Director of Children’s Services, East Sussex County Council, Allan Madeley, Commissioning Co-ordinator, Liverpool City Region Local Authorities, and Councillor Roy Perry, Deputy Chair, Children and Young People Board, Local Government Association


Monday 11 March 2019

Jonathan Stanley, Chief Executive Officer, Independent Children’s Homes Association, Andrew Isaac, Chair, Children’s Services Development Group


Rishi Sunak MP, Minister for Local Government, Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government, Nadhim Zahawi MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Children and Families, Department for Education


Published: 1 May 2019