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’.
Local Authority and Health and Social Care Trusts Guidance
The purpose of this information pack is to create a clear understanding of the role that local authorities and health and social care trusts have to ensure that looked after children and care leavers, who are EEA citizens or family members of EEA citizens, make an application to the EU Settlement Scheme.
The information will;
• Provide a clear understanding of the how the application process works in relation to looked after children/care leavers.
• Explain your role as local authorities (England, Scotland and Wales) and health and social care trusts (Northern Ireland) in supporting looked after children who are EU citizens and family members of EU citizens.