The Corporate Parenting Board

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Welcome to the Argyll and Bute Corporate Parenting Board webpage.

Read the Argyll and Bute Corporate Parenting Plan 2021 - 2024

The Argyll and Bute Corporate Parenting Board provides leadership and direction to the Corporate Parents of Argyll and Bute in working together to improve the outcomes and maximise the life opportunities for all our care experienced children and young people.

There are 24 Corporate Parents named in the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014.  The Argyll and Bute Corporate Patenting Board includes the Argyll and Bute Health and Social Care Partnership, Argyll and Bute Council, NHS Highland, Scottish Children’s Reporter Administration, Children’s Hearings Scotland, Police Scotland,  Scottish Fire and Rescue Service, Third Sector Interface (TSI), Who Cares Scotland and Children 1st  to name but a few.

The Argyll and Bute Corporate Parenting Board is assisted in its work by four Children’s Champions.

Cllr Mary Jean Devon (Chair)         
Oban, Lorn and the Isles

Cllr Anne Horn                                               
Mid-Argyll, Kintyre and Islay

Cllr Audrey Forrest                            
Cowal and Bute

Cllr Graham Hardy                            
Helensburgh and Lomond

Contact an Argyll and Bute children's champion

Central to everything we do are our children and young people.  In engaging with our children and young people we have been greatly assisted by Who Cares Scotland and more recently the Life Changes Trust.  We aim to work in partnership with our children and young people and are putting in place arrangements to better support their playing a fuller role in the evaluation and development of our services.

Pamela Hoey
Lead for Corporate Parenting
Interim Locality Manager
Children and Families, Oban, Lorn and the Isles
Argyll and Bute Health and Social Care Partnership
pamela.hoey@argyll-bute.gov.uk