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Bexley Council pledge to be Superheroes to borough’s children

PUBLISHED: 07:00 29 March 2018

Cllr Philip Read signing the Superhero pledge. Picture: Bexley Council

Cllr Philip Read signing the Superhero pledge. Picture: Bexley Council

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Bexley Council has signed a pledge vowing to support children in its care by becoming a “superhero parent”.

Bexley’s Positive Journey group is made up of young people aged 18-25 who are or have previously been in the council’s care.

Together with the borough’s Parenting Forum it came up with the ideal superhero parent.

The list of attributes included super hearing to make sure they are good at listening, a super heart for unconditional love and an extendable circular arm that can hug 20 children at once.

When a child goes into care, Bexley Council becomes the corporate parent, adopting a collective responsibility for safeguarding children.

Cabinet member for children’s services, Cllr Read, said; “Signing the Superhero pledge is an indication of how seriously we take our role as corporate parents.

“We may not have an actual red cape or golden underpants – but we’ll do our very best to take on the role of superhero.”

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