We will work with our partners to make sure that every child, whatever their background or their circumstances, has the support they need to:
make a positive contribution
achieve economic well-being
We have a number of responsibilities that include:
making sure that all local authorities have a Director and Children’s Services and a Lead Member with responsibility for children and young people in place by 2008
improving the placement, stability and educational attainment of looked after children
supporting the development of Local Safeguarding Children’s Boards
supporting the implementation of the Integrated Children’s System (ICS) and section 11 of the Children Act 2004
managing and supporting Allegations Management Advisers
reducing the number of teenage pregnancies
engaging with children and young people and consulting them on the design and delivery of services.
Children’s Services Advisors (CSAs) work closely with local authorities to:
make sure targets for improving children’s services are set, as in Priority Meetings
review performance against targets, during Annual Performance Assessments (APAs) and Joint Area Reviews (JARs)
develop Children and Young People’s Plans and Children’s Trusts
CSAs also work closely with inspection bodies such as Ofsted and the Commission for Social Care Inspection to make sure that local authorities are performing well.