We recognise the most important influence in a child’s life is family. Children who grow up with safe, stable and nurturing relationships form stronger friendships, develop greater resilience, achieve more in school and are more likely to build positive relationships throughout their lives.
We are child focussed in our intent but recognise that the most effective way to help and protect children is to work alongside the whole family. Therefore strengthening families is central to our aims as we know that families have greater capacity for change when we work with them as partners. This is part of an evidence based approach known asRestorative Practice.
We aim to embed a culture across our workforce where dignity and respect is the basis for our interventions. Every member of staff will understand the principles of Restorative Practice and its ethos will underpin all of our work and align to the borough vision of ‘Forging a Future for all’.
Make a pledge and support Monday’s National Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) Awareness Day Show your support for national child sexual exploitation awareness day on Monday March 18 by making a personal pledge to help tackle this horrific crime. The day aims to encourage everyone to think, spot and speak out against abuse. People are asked to write a personal pledge on their hands and then post a photo of it on social media using #HelpingHands. The pledge can be anything, from
National journal, Community Care, have last week published a podcast with Strategic Director Martin Samuels and Chief Officer Sue Butcher on their children’s services improvement journey and the significant progress they have made as well as their thoughts on the inspection process. Listen here https://www.communitycare.co.uk/2019/02/19/ofsted-interview-period-time-theyre-us-agency-staff-staff/