Panel Members Confident with Children’s Services

Thursday 8 February 2018

Residents in Inverclyde have confidence in the services to protect vulnerable children and young people.

That’s the conclusion of Inverclyde’s 1,000-strong Citizens Panel.

The Panel – made up of local residents - was created in 2007 for regular community consultation on a wide range of issues by Inverclyde Council.

In the latest survey members were asked for their views on protection of vulnerable children and young people, satisfaction with council services and community food growing.

The headlines from the most recent survey include:

Crowd of People

70% of Panel members said they were very or fairly confident that the relevant services in Inverclyde will protect children and young people and help them if they are at risk of harm.

61% of respondents expressed an interest in growing their own fruit, vegetables, herbs or flowers.

Inverclyde Council Leader and Convener of the Policy & Resources Committee Councillor Stephen McCabe, said: “Last year Inverclyde received one of the most positive reports in the country on children’s services with the Care Commission highlighting areas of excellence.

“It is heartening to see that residents have confidence in the services delivered locally to protect our vulnerable children and young people.

“While the vast majority of residents will never have direct contact with these services it is crucial they are aware that if they have concerns around the welfare of someone they know they can report it to the right people and that the right course of action will be taken.

“The information from the Citizens Panel is invaluable to help plan services and the way they are delivered across Inverclyde.”

The latest survey, which was distributed last summer, achieved one of the highest response rates of any survey completed in the past ten years.

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