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Vulnerable children: Regulators and Children’s Commissioners among witnesses as Lords committee resumes inquiry

Peers will hear from independent children’s commissioners from around Britain and Ofsted’s chief inspector when the House of Lords Public Services Committee resumes its inquiry into vulnerable children and public services with sessions on Wednesday and Thursday this week.

Tomorrow (Wednesday 8 September) the committee will hear about support for children and young people in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland and about how regulators can better address child vulnerability from:

At 3.00 p.m.

  • Sally Holland, Children’s Commissioner for Wales
  • Bruce Adamson, Scotland’s Commissioner for Children and Young People
  • Mairéad McCafferty, Chief Executive at Northern Ireland’s Commissioner for Children and Young People

At 4.00 p.m.

  • Dr Rosie Benneyworth, Chief Inspector of Primary Medical Services and Integrated Care, Care Quality Commission
  • Amanda Spielman, HM Chief Inspector, Ofsted

And on Thursday 9 September the committee will hear from volunteers, NHS professionals and other frontline workers and get an international perspective when witnesses will be:

At 3.00 p.m.

  • James Shutkever, Social Worker and Frontline Fellow, Hertfordshire County Council
  • Lucy Newman, Associate Assistant Principal, Oasis Academy South Bank
  • Dr Helen Jones, CCG Clinical lead for Children and Young People’s Mental Health, NHS North East London Clinical Commissioning Group
  • Jacky Mulveen, Project Manager, WE:ARE Women’s Empowerment And Recovery Educators

At 4.00 p.m.

  • Elina Pekkarinen, Ombudsman for Children, Finland
  • Elisabeth Dahlin, Ombudsman for Children, Sweden
  • Naomi Eisenstadt, Independent Chair, Northamptonshire Health and Care Partnership and Honorary Research Fellow at Department of Education, University of Oxford
  • Professor C. Kirabo Jackson, Abraham Harris Professor, Institute of Policy Research, School of Education and Social Policy, Northwestern University 

The sessions will be live on Parliament TV.

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