We provide strategic guidance and operational support to Local Authorities’ Children’s Services. Our national network of experienced associate consultants, led and quality-assured by our senior management team, is like a social work taskforce.


Inspection Readiness, Quality Assurance, and Case File Audits Programmes

Aidhour helps Children’s Services prepare for Ofsted inspection through quality assurance and live case file audits. We develop frameworks for improvement, reviews and reports to stakeholder groups. Our supportive approach encourages and guides the Local Authority team towards better practices.


“[Aidhour’s] particular strength has been their ability to work alongside Social Workers and Managers, appropriately identifying good practice and development areas, and keeping the practitioners on board as part of this process. This approach has driven and strengthened our service improvement work.”

“I have been really impressed. The way [Aidhour] gives feedback is so helpful – I have been in similar situations where the feedback is harsh and damning and has left people in tatters and particularly when you are leading on improvement work it has to be done and progressed in a way that makes people want to contribute not push them back further.”

“The quality of [Aidhour’s] work was recognised by Ofsted and highlighted in our extremely positive Inspection report.”


Strategic Review of Children’s Service

Where an Ofsted rating requires improvements to be made, our senior management team devises expert strategies to comply in a timely manner. We can put into place a support programme to implementation, combining our expertise in different operational disciplines.


Independent Reviewing Services

Aidhour has a great deal of experience providing high performing Independent Reviewing services (through spot purchase, whole service or framework provision) carried out by highly trained IROs, to help safeguard vulnerable children and ensure best outcomes for looked after children and care leavers.


Child Protection Conference Chairs 

Aidhour can provide experienced child protection conference chairs trained in the Signs of Safety model.


Independent Regulation 44 Visits 

You can rely on us to provide experienced and vetted independent visitors to help ensure your residential children’s homes are compliant with Regulation 44 requirements.


Independent Social Work Services

Aidhour provides responsibly priced high-quality social work services to support local authorities and other organisations in their care of vulnerable children. These include parenting, risk and PAMs assessments.


Contact Supervision, Advocacy and Independent Visitor Services

Aidhour can provide experienced supervisors to support contact in complex family cases in public and private law proceedings. Our proven advocacy services ensure children’s views are listened to, heard, acted upon and independently represented.


Training Support

Aidhour has experience in delivering bespoke training courses to drive practice improvements.


Contact us for a free consultation and assistance with your specification.