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Children and Family Services Plan

Delivering our vision

Children and Family Services take responsibility for delivering good quality services for the children and young people across the district identified as being amongst some of the most vulnerable in our communities. Our vision is for our most vulnerable children, including those that are Looked After by the local authority, to achieve outcomes that are every bit as good as their peers across all areas of their lives.

Key principles on how we deliver our vision

Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children will always be at the centre of our work including delivering our corporate parenting responsibilities. The child's needs are paramount and the needs and wishes of each child known to the service, be they infant or older child, will be put first so that every child receives the support they need before any challenges they face escalate to a level of concern.

What we do is often as important as how we do it and to this end we have identified the following standards that will run through our practice.

pdf icon See the full Children and Family Services Plan online [959kb].

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