Government officials from Indonesia have called on the expertise of Surrey County Council. A 15-strong party from the National Institute of Public Administration visited the Focus Youth Centre in Epsom to find out how the authority transformed young people’s services. The civil servants from the Jakarta-based organisation responsible for developing public services were told how … Continue reading
Cabinet Member for Children and Learning Linda Kemeny has set out key successes after Surrey County Council launched an innovative way of improving young people’s services. At a meeting of the Cabinet to sign off plans to continue the approach, she highlighted that Surrey: has the fewest young people classed as not in education, employment and training … Continue reading
Surrey County Council’s Garath Symonds has been appointed to two key National Youth Agency roles. The council’s Assistant Director for Young People joins the Board of Trustees and becomes the chair of the Education and Training Standards Committee. Mr Symonds, who started his career as a residential social worker, joined Surrey in 2009 from Lambeth Council and has … Continue reading
The Guardian has published an article about Surrey County Council’s use of the principles of restorative justice to improve services to residents and save money. Head of Youth Support Services Ben Byrne set out the new approach.
Surrey County Council has given Epsom and Ewell Borough Council a stronger role in running local services for young people. Following a commitment by the county’s leader David Hodge that services for residents should be provided at the most appropriate level, Epsom and Ewell will take responsibility for activities for young people in the area. … Continue reading