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Executive post

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Young People and Schools Portfolio Holder

Description

To be responsible for the development and strategic direction of services to young people and schools in the Borough including:

 

·         Championing the safeguarding of vulnerable young people;

 

·         Acting as the lead member for children, including overseeing compliance with statutory duties, targets and reporting requirements;

 

·         Promoting and championing the interests of children looked after by the Council;

 

·         Representing the interests of young people on partnerships and boards including the local safeguarding children board and the Health and Wellbeing Board;

 

·         Working with partner bodies including the Harrow Youth Parliament, Ofsted, Health Services and the Police; 

 

·         Overseeing the discharge of local education authority responsibilities including sustaining effective relationships with schools and governing bodies.

 

(Note:  Full details of the Portfolio Holder for Young People & Schools’ responsibilities can be found in page Part 3A of the Council's Constitution).

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