Jenny Bullen - Children and Young People

Jenny-BullenMain roles and responsibilities

  • Implementing the Deal for the Future
  • Issues and services for the age range 0 -19.
  • Working with over 120 schools across the borough and supporting all young people.
  • Equality in localities/individuals and issues concerning young people.
  • Young people’s provision.
  • The safeguarding of vulnerable children and young people so that they feel safe and protected and that their welfare is promoted.
  • Section 19 of the Children Act 2004 requires every top tier local authority to designate one of its members as Lead Member for Children’s Services. The LMCS will be a local Councillor with delegated responsibility from the Council, through the Leader or Mayor, for children’s services. The LMCS, as a member of the Council Executive, has political responsibility for the leadership, strategy and effectiveness of local authority children’s services. The LMCS is also democratically accountable to local communities and has a key role in defining the local vision and setting political priorities for children’s services within the broader political context of the Council.

Priorities for 2018/19

For those in the age range 0-19:

  • Learning and attainment
  • Care and inclusion
  • Engagement with children and young people
  • School management
  • Looked after children
  • Wigan Safeguarding Children Board and Corporate Parenting
  • Special Educational needs and disability
  • Early years
  • Governor services
  • Youth participation
  • Youth service
  • Youth offending
  • Children’s’ Centres
  • School Catering
  • School Crossing Patrols
  • Home to School Transport

Council appointments

  • Astley Green Colliery Liaison Panel
  • Corporate Parenting Group
  • University of Manchester General Assembly
  • Wigan College Board
  • Citizen’s Advice Bureau – Wigan, Hindley, Ashton-in-Makerfield and Atherton (joint)

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