An expert in children’s issues visited Lancashire for a major conference.
Lancashire County Council’s corporate parenting board organised a conference to discuss the county’s looked-after children.
Dr Maggie Atkinson attended the event with representatives of 14 North West councils at Woodlands in Chorley, which she described as ‘thought-provoking, helpful in my work and enjoyable’.
The event included a presentation from the ‘children in care council’.
Lancashire County Coun Tony Winder, chairman of the corporate parenting board, said: “We are proud of the work we do in Lancashire and it was an honour to show some of it to the Children’s Commissioner.
“We were also delighted to welcome representatives from so many other councils to Lancashire.
“The parental role that we hold for children in care is one that we take very seriously and we are always looking to improve.
“The conference was a chance for councils in the region to talk about things that they do well and also what they want to do better.
“I firmly believe that this kind of sharing will lead to better services for children and I know our partners in other authorities are very enthusiastic about it.”