Executive post

Cabinet member for Children and Young People


This portfolio team is led by Councillor Gary Haley, who is supported by Councillor Michael McNestry and Councillor Bernadette Oliphant.  The portfolio covers the following:


·         Assessment, commissioning and provision of children’s services;


·         Child poverty;


·         Children with SEN: physical/mental health disabilities;


·         Children’s Trust;


·         Early years, children’s centres and corporate parenting;


·         Safeguarding and family support (FamiliesGateshead);


·         Strategic Education Authority role;


·         Youth services and raising aspiration.

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