In 2017 London Borough of Sutton (LBS) paused its Equality Diversity Forum to support a partnership based Fairness Commission. The Fairness Commission chose to focus on the life chances of children in the borough.This covering report gives further context, introduces the findings and final report (Appendix A) from the Commission.
Simon Breeze, Policy and Projects Manager (Partnerships) and Sutton Fairness Commission, Alison Navarro Chair, Community Action Sutton gave a presentation.
Michael Wyatt, Youth Engagement & Participation Lead gave a brief overview of the work which had led to the findings and actions outlined in the presentation, such as the schools safeguarding Ambassador programme.
The Policy and Projects Manager explained that the Fairness Commission does not have a Commissioning role, rather is an equalities group.
In discussion Members recognised that engagement with and involving young people is important and asked about the ownership of the project moving forward. Nick Ireland, Strategic Director, People (Interim) reported that the Sutton Plan would provide a framework and allow discussions with various partners to progress the work in the future.
Councillor Chris Williams and Councillor Lily Bande were nominated to attend the proposed annual Children’s partnership conference.