Protecting children and giving them the best start in life is a key area of focus and we will achieve this by listening and working alongside our children, young people and families. We are committed to continually improving outcomes by providing good quality Children’s Services.
We have created our Ways of Working to encompass all children and young people who may need help and support from Children’s Services in Torbay. We also have additional pledges which meet the needs specifically for young people with Special Educational Needs and/or Disability, which we refer to as SEND and children and young people who are cared for.
For our cared for and care experienced children and young people we have ‘Our promise to you Pledge’, which sets out our five key areas these children told us were important to them.
Our ‘Working together with children and young people with Special Educational Needs and/or Disability (SEND) Pledge’, explains our values and we’ve asked everyone who is involved to sign up to this pledge.
We have listened to what our children, young people and families have been telling us and in response to all the feedback we've received, we have produced six principles for our ways of working. These principles describe how we will work with children, young people and families who may need our support.
Our Ways of Working is at the heart of providing good quality services.
Nancy Meehan, Director of Children’s Services61737