The latest phase of the programme, called Partners in Practice, will fund eight councils that have been rated ‘good’ by Ofsted, including Ealing. Ealing was also rated Outstanding for the services we deliver to Ealing Care Leavers.
Social workers from Ealing will share good practice as well as giving hands-on training to children’s services staff working in other councils.
Carolyn Fair, director of children and families said: “I am very pleased that our children’s services has been recognised by the government as a leader in the sector. Our social workers are among the most respected in the country and I am confident that we can help councils at risk of service failure to improve their practice so they can better protect children and help vulnerable families.”
The other authorities that have been selected include: Camden, North Tyneside and South Tyneside in partnership, Essex, Stockport, Hackney, East Riding of Yorkshire and Doncaster Trust.