Main 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
- 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)