William Eichler 22 June 2022

York council set to share children’s social care action plan

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City of York Council is set to share an action plan outlining how the council will improve its services for children and young people after an inspection concluded the services ‘required improvement to be good’.

Produced following an Ofsted inspection of the council’s Children’s Social Care services in March, the plan sets out how improvements will be made in seven areas of Children’s Social Work.

These areas include the consistency of written records, the quality of assessments, the effectiveness of social work supervision in progressing plans, and the analysis of return home interviews.

It also focuses on responses to children aged 16 and 17 who present as homeless, the pace of planning for children in unregistered children’s homes, and children’s influence and attendance at the corporate parenting board.

The draft action plan, which will be published 28 June, has been drawn up following an inspection of the council’s Children’s Social Care services in March.

Cllr Andrew Waller, the council’s executive member for Children, Young People and Education, said: ‘Work to develop areas of the service has been ongoing for some time and the action plan provides us with an opportunity to further refine our commitment to continuous improvement, and to demonstrate the changes that have already been implemented to achieve these goals.’

‘This draft Action Plan will help us to continue our ongoing work with partners to further improve our services so, together, we can ensure that every child in York receives a better start in life, and to involve young people and families in the process.’

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