I was listening to a Head of Service talking to Social Workers about large companies making money out of Children’s Services at a time when local authority budgets are being cut. Quite rightly, the purpose was to encourage Social Workers to think about the costs of the services they are
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Aidhour has been celebrating its 20th birthday with a series of professional social work events throughout the year. It’s a testament to the social work profession that it still continues to offer an expert, independent service to LA’s for vulnerable children needing protection and representation. Established in 1998 as
At Aidhour, we take data security very seriously and have reviewed all of our policies, processes and practices to ensure that we can provide the most secure, reliable, consistent and effective services for our clients. Their confidence in us is of paramount importance and our expectations of Aidhour Associates regarding
Welcome to the January newsletter.
Welcome to the March newsletter – apologies for the slightly late delivery, it has been a very busy month. Please note particularly the new edition of Working Together Guidance. Have a great Easter, everybody
A slightly thinner newsletter this February, but interesting nonetheless. Dates for your diaries: London IRO conference – 16th June 2017 hosted by the City of London – we can only have 2 IROs from each contract but that does mean we can legitimately have 6 places if we are careful!!
Happy New Year to you all. Welcome to the first edition in 2017 of the Aidhour newsletter. This edition includes information about the Independent inquiry into child sexual abuse, the Truth Project and the Youth Justice Review. We hope there might be something for everybody.
The Government have decided to make amendments to the Children and Social Work Bill amongst concerns that the Bill could be used to privatise Children’s Services. The changes will seek to rule out the potential for Councils to use “exemption Powers” to opt out from rules restricting profit making in
As the Children and Social Work Bill continues its route through the House of Lords, subject to some amendments by the Government. Community Care produces some really useful updates.
This newsletter follows a good review from our work in Ealing by Ofsted – the IRO and Foster Carer review services were positively commented upon.