Government finds £20 million for council cooperation on children’s services

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The government is to make up to £20 million available to encourage different children’s services departments to cooperate with each other.

Children’s Minister Robert Goodwill made the announcement at a social work conference in Bournemouth this week. A resulting series of “regional improvement alliances” between neighbouring authorities will be focused on sharing best practice and priorities for improvement, as well as defining broader standards.

These new alliances will be central to a current government initiative to improve children’s social care. The DfE hopes to have them established in every region of England by next spring.

The MP for Scarborough and Whitby said:

“Too many young people and their families are being let down by poor quality services – or worse, left at risk of harm. My commitment is that we will build a self-improving system, one that spots where challenges are emerging and quickly puts the right support in place.”

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Stowe Family Law Web Team

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Sam - October 16, 2017 at 2:42am

Once again..they pull 20 million out of the pocket,for children’s services.
One would have to ask the question! The local authorities make enough money on children,many have suffered years and years and never any help or support offered to children,families . Instead they are issuing court procedures to take the children,and in cases acting unlawfully in doing so,people say well do it the legal way,make a complaint by which you get a response we can’t investigate while in the family arena court, court then won’t let the parents speak ,my which time months have gone by,every legal body contacted and still nothing done.
Let’s just hope this is genuine for the sake of thousands of children who have no voice.

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