Young people with experience of foster care will sit alongside MPs for a discussion with the Minister as part of the Education Committee’s fostering inquiry on Tuesday 7 November at 10am.

The Committee will learn from the young people about ways they think the system could be changed before inviting them to join them in hearing from Children and Families Minister Robert Goodwill on the main issues raised in the inquiry.

The discussion is likely to focus on the capacity of the foster care system, issues facing foster carers and how young people feel about placements and support at school.

The session is the final session in the inquiry, which has previously heard from foster carers, care providers, and fostering organisations.

Tuesday 7 November, 10am, Room 6

Witness schedule:

 From 10am

  • Young people with experience of foster care

From 10.45am

  • Robert Goodwill MP, Minister of State for Children and Families, Department for Education
  • Katy Willison, Director of Children’s Social Care, Practice and Workforce, Department for Education

 The young people from the previous panel will still be involved in this panel, giving them the opportunity to hear from and respond to the Minister.

You can watch this session live and on-demand on Parliament TV

Committee Membership: Rt Hon Robert Halfon MP (Con, Harlow), Lucy Allan MP (Con, Telford), Michelle Donelan MP (Con, Chippenham), Marion Fellows MP (SNP, Motherwell and Wishaw), James Frith MP (Lab, Bury North), Emma Hardy MP (Lab, Kingston upon Hull West and Hessle), Trudy Harrison MP (Con, Copeland), Ian Mearns MP (Lab, Gateshead), Lucy Powell MP (Lab Co-op, Manchester Central), Thelma Walker MP (Lab, Colne Valley), William Wragg MP (Con, Hazel Grove)



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