Cabinet member for a Growing City

Cabinet member for a Growing City

Councillor Lesley Storey

Lesley Storey

Lesley is responsible for delivering on our commitment to give children and young people the best start in life. She has the statutory role of lead member for children’s services, including our duties in relation to looked after children. She leads on our priorities for children and young people, including tackling child poverty, driving educational achievement and attainment, and ensuring that young people are at the heart of decision making for our services.


The Cabinet member for a Growing City is responsible for children's services. That includes:

  • Corporate parenting
  • Child protection and protecting children from exploitation
  • Special education needs and disabilities (SEND) services
  • Tackling child poverty
  • Integrated support for children and families including early years services, nurseries, family centres and Connexions
  • Youth offending
  • Commissioning and delivery of youth and play services
  • Education and schools, including achievement and attainment, sufficiency of places, promotion of inclusion and school improvement (including inspections, behaviour, attendance and enrichment)

Political lead for: Working towards UNICEF Child Friendly City status

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