Local authorities and organisations have a duty to protect unaccompanied asylum seeking children when they are in their care. In this video, Bristol City Council discusses the partnership work they have undertaken with local stakeholders to best support unaccompanied asylum seeking children and provide the them with the care they need.
According to the Office for National Statistics, in 2022 82,170 children were recorded as being looked after by local authorities in England. In this video, Become discuss improving the outcomes of children in care and the importance of listening to care leavers to understand what is meant by a successful care leaver story.
Children’s services receive one contact every 4.8 seconds, with a 19% increase in referrals between 2008 and 2020. Steve Walker, the director for the Strengthening Families Protecting Children Programme (SFPC) within Leeds City Council, discusses the importance of working with families to improve the lives of children growing up in Leeds. Through a ‘Family Valued’ approach, he highlights the importance of service users to the design of an effective child support model.
As of March 2022, there were 80,000 children living in care in England. Sharon Howard, Assistant Director of Lifespan, the Disabled Children and Young People's Service at Kent County Council discusses the multidisciplinary pathway the service has developed through partnership working to deliver support to disabled young people and their families.