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Chairman of Norfolk’s children’s services committee steps down

PUBLISHED: 14:40 24 September 2018 | UPDATED: 15:31 24 September 2018

Penny Carpenter, who has stepped down as chaiman of Norfolk County Council's children's services committee. Pic: Norfolk County Council.

Penny Carpenter, who has stepped down as chaiman of Norfolk County Council's children's services committee. Pic: Norfolk County Council.

Norfolk County Council

The chairman of Norfolk County Council’s children’s services committee has stepped down from the role, citing personal reasons.

Penny Carpenter, who has been in the role since May last year, represents Caister-on-Sea.

She said: “It was a huge honour to have been asked to take on this role and I’m pleased I’ve been able to play my part in steering children’s services on its road to improvement.

“I always said it was mission possible, so it’s been great to work alongside all the fantastic staff with a strong common goal to protect the most vulnerable children in our county.”

Conservative leader Andrew Proctor said: “I thank Penny for all her hard work and dedication over the last 16 months as chairman of this committee. She has both defended the interests of children and young people and also ensured a significant improvement for how the county council works for them.”

A new chairman will be appointed at full council on October 15, with vice-chairman Stuart Dark leading the work of the children’s service committee in the meantime.

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