Staff engagement

Keeping Devon’s children safe – August 2016 update

Key management messages Dear colleague, Domestic Abuse is the new deep-dive theme for the Joint Targets Area Inspection In February 2016 a new inspection framework – the Joint Targeted Area Inspection (JTAI) framework – was launched and inspections are now under way. … Continue reading

Keeping Devon’s children safe – July 2016 update

Key management messages Dear colleague, “Financially sustainable services are built upon good practice achieving good outcomes for children and families.  Weak services are costly for the Council and more importantly they are costly for children and families. That is why … Continue reading

Keeping Devon’s children safe – May 2016 update

Key management messages Dear colleague, We would like to update you on a two important new developments, namely the new national initiative announced in the Queen’s Speech and two new inspection regimes that focus on partnership working. New national initiatives … Continue reading

Keeping Devon’s children safe – March-April 2016 update

Key management messages Dear colleague, Jo Olsson, our new Interim Head of Children’s Social Work Service and Child Protection is now six weeks in and the handover is completed, following Fiona’s departure on Friday 15 April. And, as Councillor McInnes … Continue reading

Keeping Devon’s children safe – February-March 2016 update

Key management messages Dear colleague Good news – DCC has received a letter from Minister Edward Timpson informing us that the Department for Education has lifted the intervention notice and is ending formal intervention arrangements in Devon. We will shortly … Continue reading

Keeping Devon’s children safe – January 2016 update

Key management messages Dear colleague, Welcome to Mark Gurrey (pictured left),  the new Independent Chair for our Devon Safeguarding Children Board (DSCB). Since qualifying as a social worker in 1981, Mark Gurrey initially worked in London (Haringey, Newham and Hackney) … Continue reading

Keeping Devon’s children safe – December 2015 update

Department for Education update, Attachment and relationship based practice – the model which underpins the way we work – special. Back copies of staff bulletins: 26 November 2015 27 October 2015 30 September 2015 20 August 2015 28 July 2015 … Continue reading

Keeping Devon’s children safe – November 2015 update

Key management messages Dear colleague, Following the Ofsted inspection earlier this year, and the increased focus on partnership working in both the inspection framework and as a result of the recommendations from Ofsted it is appropriate that our focus is … Continue reading

Keeping Devon’s children safe – October 2015 update

Approval from Ofsted, adulthood strategy, restricting access on CareFirst and TRIM, and much more. Back copies of staff bulletins: 27 October 2015 30 September 2015 20 August 2015 28 July 2015 24 June 2015 27 April 2015 27 February 2015 … Continue reading

Keeping Devon’s children safe – September 2015 update

Covering: progress update on the Devon Children Improvement Plan, Managing allegations against adults who work with children, Early Help privacy notice and update, care leavers in the Academy of Social Care, parking permits for social care staff and much more. … Continue reading