Situation is a scandal, says MP as he calls on Leader to step down

Situation is a scandal, says MP as he calls on Leader to step down

by Tom Martin (May 2022)

FOLLOWING the report, Southport MP Damien Moore revealed the Minister for Children and Families, Will Quince MP, will appoint a Commissioner for Children’s Services to carry out a review of Sefton Council on behalf of the Secretary of State for Education.

The review will seek to decide whether Sefton Council has the “capacity and capability to secure rapid and sustainable improvements” or whether the Department should be taken out of Sefton Council’s control.

MP Moore said: “It is wholly unacceptable that the Labour-led Sefton Council have completely and utterly failed our young people for the past decade. Taxpayers should rightly be asking what on earth the Council have been doing with their money as the quality of children’s services continues to deteriorate while Council taxes rise.

“There is no excuse for this Labour-led disgrace of a Council being specifically singled out as utterly inadequate across the board. They seem incapable of bringing about the required change, which is why they need to go.

“I am calling on Cllr Ian Maher, Leader of Sefton Council, to resign, in addition to Cllr Mhairi Doyle, Cabinet Member for Children’s Social Services, who was directly responsible for overseeing change but has instead presided over this shocking failure.

“This harmful situation is nothing short of a scandal, and it is Southport’s young people who are paying the price.”



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