A senior politician has praised Lancashire’s young people services on a visit to the county.
Siobhan Corria, Cardiff Council’s cabinet member for children’s services requested the visit to Lancashire after hearing about the county council’s pioneering services for young people.
She was appointed to Cardiff Council’s cabinet in May of this year and had read about a positive assessment of Lancashire’s young people’s services by the education watchdog Ofsted.
Councillor Corria said: “I make no apologies for being on the lookout for good ideas and good practice. I found lots of both in Lancashire.
“I’m very impressed by the passion everyone at Lancashire County Council has for providing high-quality services for children and young people.
She added; “I was struck by the commitment shown by staff and councillors – particularly the cabinet member responsible for young people’s services.”
The news comes after the county council’s PULSE group was nominated for a national award.
The group is one of only three shortlisted by young people and staff from Enthusiastic National Voice Of Youth and National Council for Voluntary Youth Services.
Matthew Tomlinson, Lancashire County Council’s cabinet member for children, young people and schools, added: “We were only able to show Siobhan a fraction of the things we do.”