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Sutton Fairness Commission Year 1 Final Report

Meeting: 06/12/2018 - People Committee (Item 25)

25 Sutton Fairness Commission Year 1 Final Report pdf icon PDF 101 KB

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.

 

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Minutes:

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.

 

RESOLVED:

 

  1. that the findings of the Sutton Fairness Commission which refer to the whole system for children in Sutton be noted.
  2. that the recommendations for change as they refer to the work of London Borough of Sutton be endorsed.
  3. that Members be nominated to attend the proposed annual Children’s partnership conference.