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Launch of ‘Childhood’ – short film to raise awareness of the need for foster carers

In a national collaboration, Surrey County Council and 56 Local Authorities across England have worked together to share ideas and jointly fund the creation of a short film to raise awareness of fostering. It is aimed at finding more people who may be interested in becoming foster carers and providing nurturing, positive homes for children … Continue reading

Make your ordinary, a child’s extraordinary: more foster carers are urgently needed in Surrey 

To address the urgent need for foster carers, Surrey County Council is launching a myth-busting campaign to encourage residents not to rule out fostering. The campaign, “making your ordinary, their extraordinary” explains that the eligibility criteria is reflective of modern households and it’s the everyday activities like walking, talking and cooking that have the most impact on … Continue reading

Youth Offending Services in Surrey graded as ‘Good’ by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Probation

Surrey County Council is delighted that youth offending services for young people in Surrey have been graded as ‘Good’ overall, and ‘Outstanding’ in three areas by HM Inspectorate of Probation (HMIP). The Surrey Youth Offending Service, who work with young people involved in criminal behaviour and youth crime prevention, has made significant progress since the … Continue reading

Surrey County Council welcomes “improved” Ofsted grading for children and family services

Surrey County Council is pleased that services for children and families in Surrey have improved in all areas, according to a recent Ofsted inspection Inspectors noted that Surrey’s leaders have achieved “significant change”, based on a thorough understanding of current performance and are “determined to continue the trajectory of improvement” The number of recommendations from … Continue reading

Pioneering fostering programme supports 70 looked after children and their foster families in Surrey

A pioneering fostering model in Surrey has now helped improve the lives of 70 young people, giving them a stronger support network and extended family. Surrey County Council introduced the Mockingbird Family Model, which in the UK is delivered by leading charity The Fostering Network, in October 2019. Children and young people in foster care … Continue reading

Most of Surrey’s young care leavers are supported well by their personal advisers, say Ofsted, as the children’s service continues to drive recruitment  

Children’s services at Surrey County Council are helping children “make progress in their transitions to becoming independent young adults” and “young people who are Unaccompanied Asylum Seekers (UAS) receive specialist and skilled support”, according to a letter published by Ofsted following a monitoring visit in September. The monitoring visit looked at the provision of information … Continue reading

Surrey launches new strategy to improve the lives of autistic people  

A new strategy has been published today that hopes to improve the lives of the estimated 12,300 people including children and young people living in Surrey with autism. Surrey’s All-Age Autism (AAA) Strategy 2021-26 will help break down barriers and inequalities that autistic children, young people and adults face in education, health, social care, work and communities.  The AAA strategy was developed after a public consultation in 2020 and created with autistic people, their families and carers and professionals from … Continue reading

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