John Whitehouse

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Children In Care Council

by John Whitehouse on 21 April, 2009

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I helped to launch the Children In Care Council at Warwickshire County Council yesterday, and to sign the ‘Warwickshire Pledge’ which sets out our promises and commitments to looked after children and young people. It was a great event compered by ‘Dreadlockalien’ (aka poet Richard Grant),, and with graffiti artist Richard Inwood helping the young people create their new logo in a giant graffiti mural.

Coincidently, the launch happened on the same day as the publication of the MPs’ Select Committee report into children in care, which highlighted the extent to which our society is still failing so many of these vulnerable children and young people. The Warwickshire Pledge is a good set of words backed by a lot of good intentions, but it will be actions and results by which it will be judged in the end.

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