Councillor Kathryn Flavell has been announced as Cheshire East Council’s cabinet member for children and families.
Councillor Flavell is ward member for Sandbach, Elworth and has served as deputy cabinet member for children and families and as a member of the corporate parenting committee.
Councillor Sam Corcoran, leader of Cheshire East Council, said: “I am very grateful to Councillor Flavell for stepping forward into this important role. Kathryn worked closely with the previous cabinet member, the late and much missed Councillor Dorothy Flude, and I know that she is passionate about the welfare and wellbeing of our children and families.”
Councillor Flavell said: “The council plays a crucial role in supporting and helping to shape the lives of children in Cheshire East. Our ambition is for every child and young person to have the best start in life, to be safe, happy, healthy and to reach their full potential. To this end, the council works in close partnership with schools, health agencies, adopters, foster carers, community groups, police and other partners as well as with children and families directly.
“I would like to take this opportunity to pay tribute to the late Dorothy Flude and her absolute commitment to improving the lives of all our children. I am both honoured and humbled to be stepping into the shoes of such a hardworking and well-respected councillor. I am looking forward to the challenges ahead and will do my very best to help deliver our ambition.
“I would especially like to thank the leader, my cabinet colleagues and officers for supporting me in this new role.”