Vision & Improvement Programme
We have launched our Children First Improvement Programme which will oversee and shape improvement within the whole of the directorate. Our aim is to enable staff to recognise and contribute to the further improvements of our services and provide opportunities for staff to celebrate successes, influence change and contribute to the agenda. We understand the continued pressures that staff are under and value your continued support in travelling this journey.
Message from the Interim Director of Children's Services
Catherine Knowles Interim Director of Children's Services
As Director of Children’s Services, I am passionate and care about the rights and needs of all children and young people. Enabling and supporting children and young people to aspire, achieve and believe in themselves, regardless of the adversity they may have faced is the ultimate ambition and outcome I want for them.
To achieve this outcome, I am equally passionate on improving services for Dudley Children and Young people. It is clear there is a real commitment from politicians, partners and staff to making a real difference to ensure that children are at the heart of everything we do. Dudley Council is committed to protecting vulnerable children and families in need of support and protection.
This Children’s Services Improvement Plan document brings together all of the activity which is underway and/or planned by Dudley Council through the Children’s Services Directorate and our partners to help safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people across Dudley.
The Improvement Plan supports the transformational changes taking place including a number of short term and long-term projects planned, which will be delivered over the next 18 months.
I am confident that we are now working at pace to drive the improvements forward and have a committed workforce who want to make a difference to children and young people. We remain committed to delivering high quality, safe services and working with our partners, and we will continue to ensure that services improve for children and their families across the Borough.
We have also produced a plan on a page for our vision, please click on the image below.