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Looked after children and disability services

Looked after children services provide help and support. This includes a range of statutory duties for children and young people in care. Helping them to move towards permanency for those leaving care.

The service is made up of:

  • social workers
  • personal advisors
     
  • family support workers

They keep in regular contact with looked after children. They make sure they have up-to-date care plans. These workers link with the local support teams and safeguarding units.

 


 

Children's disability teams

These provide a complete service to children with a disability, including:

  • Short breaks
  • Looked after children's services

Some social work staff are based within the local support teams to provide:

  • early intervention support
  • access to short breaks services

This is in line with the principles of Families First.

 


 

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Latest social care and health news

Additional support for care providers

Another £1.17 million has been allocated by Staffordshire County Council towards the cost of PPE for care homes and carers visiting people in their own homes.
Date:
28 May 2020

More than one million items of PPE delivered to protect Staffordshire's care frontline

The number of gloves, masks, aprons and other safety equipment delivered by Staffordshire County Council to the care frontline has now topped one million.
Date:
21 May 2020

More support for care leavers

Looked-after Staffordshire youngsters taking their first steps towards independence are being given more support during the current Covid-19 crisis.
Date:
21 May 2020

More time to nominate for Dignity in Care Awards

People interested in nominating work colleagues, carers, friends and family members or volunteers for a special award have been given more time to do so.
Date:
19 May 2020

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