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Specialist Services

Specialist Services provides services and interventions to ensure that children and young people are protected from harm; their welfare is safeguarded and promoted and that their long- term outcomes are improved. In doing so we adhere strictly to the legal principle that the child's and young person’s welfare is of paramount consideration.

Service Features

The following services are offered:

  • Operational Safeguarding & Support: this service undertakes assessments of risk arising from the referrals received from other agencies, neighbours, etc in relation to children living in the community

  • Safeguarding and Quality Assurance: this service area maintains an overview of child protection within the Children's and Adults' Services department

  • Corporate Parenting: includes the Children in Care Service, Children in Care Permanency Team, Adoption and Permanence Team and Post adoption support

  • Performance and Projects: includes the Management Information Service, Specialist Intensive Support Service, and the Virtual School Service for looked after children

  • Placements and Leaving Care: includes the Placements Team, Fostering service and Leaving Care services