Those who work in children's services should be valued as skilled professionals and encouraged to be ambitious for every child and young person. Working practices should be integrated and show a commitment to partnership. These practices should be supported by a management structure that encourages inter-agency cooperation, which is particularly useful for children and young people accessing multiple services.
This section offers information about the structure and practices in place for professionals working in children’s services.
Information about the role and function of LA director of children's services under the Children Act 2004.
General article 18 August 2011
A summary of the different stages comprising best practice commissioning, and access to further information and tools for support.
General article 04 August 2011
An outline of the different online commercial and procurement tools, case studies, guidance and sources of information for skill development.
General article 25 July 2011
Information about the Children Act guidance, including details of revision to the Public Law Outline in April 2010.
General article 04 July 2011
Information on the Ministerial Advisory Group set up in May 2010 to enable dialogue between ministers and local authorities on their role in providing education and children's services.
General article 13 June 2011
Information on The Centre for Excellence and Outcomes in Children and Young People's Services (C4EO)
General article 09 February 2011
Read the Secretary of State's letter to local authorities on the schools White Paper.
General article 24 November 2010