With councils struggling to keep pace with the numbers of children entering the care system, and efforts at innovation falling short of the high standards set by Ofsted, is now the right time to consider taking children’s services out of council control? Should all children’s services now become independent trusts under the banner of a new National Child Protection service?
Neil Carmichael, Chair of the Education Select Committee
Mark Rogers, Chief Executive of Birmingham City Council
Patrick Butler, Social Policy Editor of the Guardian (invited)
Helen Bailey, Chief Executive of iMPOWER
This fringe event at the Conservative Party Conference will start at 10am at Jurys Inn Birmingham (245 Broad Street, B1 2HQ) – outside of the secure zone and a one minute walk from the convention centre.