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Leicestershire County Council is recognised as one of the best performing councils in the country. The authority provides...

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Dear Candidate

Leicestershire is a forward-thinking Authority that is ambitious for our children and young people. With a focus on children and building resilience in families, we are proud of the progress we are making on our Road to Excellence; and in providing consistently good services for children, young people and their families. We have a strong culture in relationship practice, enhanced by Signs of Safety methodology. We are one of 10 LA’s nationally that are part of EIP2, and driving forward strength based practice across all services for children, young people and families. Voice work is strong and runs through everything we do.

The Local Authority has invested in children’s social care to make our ambitious plans a reality for children, young people and their families, and we are seeing the positive impact of this investment. The recent OFSTED focused visit to the Front Door reported that our staff are ambitious for children, and that Leicestershire is a good and safe place to work. We are proud of our learning culture that is supporting staff to be the best practitioners they can be. Ofsted reported on an environment that has High Expectations, High Challenge and High Support.

 Locality Fieldwork has recently undergone a redesign, bringing our Children in Need teams and Child Protection teams together into Locality teams that work in PODs so that children, young people and families receive a consistent service; and don’t experience several changes of workers if their need and level of intervention changes. This redesign was influenced by what young people, their families and staff told us, and our commitment to enhancing and continually strengthening our services. We have a strong multi agency team for CSE and missing that is developing our strong approach with partners to Child Exploitation.

We have recently established an innovative partnership with Barnardos with a commitment to work together to enhance services for young people and families. We have also invested in a Multi Therapeutic Intervention team commissioned from Action For Children to help support Children in Care who have experienced challenges, to help support them into family based care.

Due to movement within the Senior Leadership team we are recruiting to the Head of Locality Fieldwork. The successful candidate will need to be experienced at working at a senior leadership level in CSC, and passionate about delivering and developing high quality child focused services. You will be joining a committed and highly motivated team and a Local Authority that is driving forward positive change for children, young people and families in Leicestershire.

Sharon Cooke
Assistant Director, Children’s Social Care

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