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Clare Curran

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Surrey launches drive to recruit more children’s social workers

Social workers are being offered incentive payments of up to £15,000 as part of the county council’s efforts to attract more to work in Surrey. New recruits to Surrey’s children’s services will receive £7,000 spread over the first four years of working for the council. On top of a £2,000 starter payment, they will get … Continue reading

Communities sign up to scheme to share time and skills

Scores of neighbours across Surrey are signing up to share their time and expertise in a new community drive launched by the county council. Since plans for the scheme, which involves members offering their skills and getting help with tasks they struggle with, were launched communities have worked with the council to form groups in … Continue reading

Surrey couple foster 269 children

A Surrey couple who have cared for 269 children over 40 years are among the country’s busiest foster carers. With Foster Care Fortnight getting underway on Monday, Pam and Graham are appealing to others to open their homes and hearts to children who need a family to look after them. The Farnham couple, who have … Continue reading

Foster mum backs push to find more foster carers in Surrey

A mum who has fostered a 15-year-old is appealing to others to offer a loving home to a teenager who needs one. As Foster Care Fortnight gets underway, Vicky is urging would-be foster families to consider opening their homes to teenagers as well as babies and younger children. She says her experience of fostering a … Continue reading

Meet the new Cabinet team

Surrey County Council leader David Hodge today unveiled two new Cabinet Members at the annual Full Council meeting – Clare Curran and Richard Walsh. Click on the dots that appear in the picture below and watch the video underneath for more information about them and the rest of the team, including new Cabinet Associate Member … Continue reading

Council to launch scheme for people to share time and skills

Time is money but under Surrey County Council plans it will be converted into a currency to spend and save with neighbours. The authority aims to launch an initiative that allows people to share their time and skills in return for ‘credit’ to spend with others in the community. For example, a teenager could teach … Continue reading

Surrey transforms the lives of 1,050 families

More than 1,000 families in need of support have turned their lives around with help from a ground-breaking Surrey programme. New figures reveal that the Surrey Family Support Programme has reached a Government target two months early by helping 1,050 of the county’s most vulnerable families. The initiative involves public services in Surrey working together … Continue reading

More than 2,100 pack out Surrey’s biggest careers fair

  More than 2,100 people descended on Epsom to pack out Surrey’s biggest careers fair and pick up advice on apprenticeships, jobs and training. The Surrey Opportunities Fair organised by the county council was aimed at school pupils and those seeking new opportunities. It gave them the chance to find out more about 100-plus apprentice … Continue reading

Surrey welcomes Government money for vulnerable families

Over 500 extra Surrey families will get help to transform their lives after the Government rewarded the county council for being among the best at supporting those most in need. The Government today announced plans to give more money to the top-performing councils working with vulnerable families, including Surrey, whose programme has already helped 420 … Continue reading

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