Our delivery of children’s social care is informed by our vision of ensuring children and families can access the right services at the right time to meet their needs.
From robust early and targeted help through to intensive and purposeful statutory interventions, we aim to provide services that meet needs and will support children’s lives to be demonstrably better as a result of our interventions. In doing this, we will show strong leadership, we will challenge performance, and we will build a culture of continuous reflection and improvement.
We have a robust improvement plan to address the issues identified in the Ofsted ILACS report which is well supported by our council colleagues and our partners. This has resulted in significant investment in resources to support our improvement activity.
We are committed to introduce Signs of Safety as our social work practice model with training available for all staff. We have realigned our services to strengthen our early help offer.
We've set up a specialist service to support our most vulnerable adolescents, and we've established specialist teams to:
- undertake assessments
- work with children subject to child in need and child protection plans
- work with children in care and care leavers
- work with disabled children and young people up to the age of 25 years.