The Youth Justice Board (YJB) has commended Surrey on the work it has done to improve its youth justice services and has formally de-escalated Surrey from YJB priority status. In a letter to Surrey County Council’s Youth Offending Team, the YJB praised the work undertaken to improve this provision: “The progress that has been made … Continue reading
Surrey County Council’s Cabinet met this week and made a number of important announcements regarding the council’s future plans. These are summarised below: COVID response Cabinet announced that Surrey was on track to meet the mid-February target of vaccinating the top four cohorts within the population, amounting to 230,000 people. Leader Tim Oliver praised the … Continue reading
A Surrey singer and BBC Little Mix: The Search contestant will tell young people who have lived in care to follow their dreams this week, during National Care Leavers Week. Fiaa, who recently appeared on the BBC1 Little Mix: The Search talent show, lived in foster care herself from the age of 11. Fiaa will … Continue reading
Surrey County Council have proposed an ambitious and forward-thinking budget for the new financial year 2020-21, with a huge investment programme for the County. While budget pressures remain, the council’s finances are back on a stable footing after two years of emphasis on efficiencies – with around £200m of cost reductions from the budget since … Continue reading
Surrey’s newest social workers were celebrated at an event to mark their first year of practice, during which they have access to regular and focused support to develop their skills, knowledge, capabilities and professional confidence. Bishnu, a newly qualified social worker, said: “We’ve seen a lot of progress here which makes it an exciting place … Continue reading
Surrey County Council leader Tim Oliver addressed Full Council Tuesday 9 July. Highlights from his speech included:- Progress made by Children’s Services following June Ofsted Monitoring visit. Confirmation of Surrey Libraries consultation starting in September about how the library service can be modernised, provide opportunities for everyone to learn, access information, acquire new skills and … Continue reading
Watch Mary Lewis, the county council’s Cabinet Member for Children, Young People and Families, update the Cabinet on progress in improving Surrey’s children’s services, including the findings of a recent Ofsted monitoring visit.
Surrey County Council and partner agencies are today launching a new academy to train and support staff who work with children. Surrey Children’s Services Academy will support agencies across the county to work together to offer children and families the best possible help and care. The ambitious initiative is among the first of its kind in … Continue reading