Opportunities with Hampshire County Council - Children's Services - Innovation Programme


The Department for Education awarded Hampshire and the Isle of Wight almost £4 million from its Innovations Fund in order to reform children's social work.
The funding is used to introduce a series of measures that challenge the traditional ways of working, significantly reducing bureaucracy while improving outcomes for children in need of care and protection, and reducing spiralling demand for children's social services in the longer term. These focus on the creation of the new specialist family intervention teams, making more use of voluntary support to connect with communities and improving the support to social workers so they have increased time to spend with vulnerable children and young people.

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