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’.
Dudley dog helping children and young people with disabilities.
A new one stop shop website for children and young people aged up to 25 with special educational needs or disabilities, their parents and carers has been launched. Featuring Dudley the cartoon dog who guides users around the site, users can find a wealth of current, helpful and appropriate information and advice.
Areas include education, training and work, health, leisure time, care needs and transitioning to adulthood. The website aims to help young people and parents to make individual informed, positive decisions and choices.