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Children Services' Teams

Vale of Glamorgan Children and Young People Services work to promote and safeguard the well being of children and young people within their families

 

Where this is not possible, to provide good quality alternative care. We do this by helping and supporting children whose health and well being would suffer if we did not provide services.

 

Intake and Family Support 

The Intake and Family Support Team receive all initial enquiries including child protection issues. Working effectively with partners with a focus on improving integrated working, the team provide assessment and signposting to ensure families receive the right level of support at the right time.

 

Care Management

The Care Management Team safeguard and protect children and young people, promote their welfare and improve the ‘life chance’ opportunities for those in need.  The team have developed a specialism in care proceedings, ensuring timely and effective planning for those children whose plans are before the Court.

 

Fifteen Plus

The Fifteen Plus Team support young people aged 15 and over who are ‘looked after’ by the Local Authority, in full time education or who are homeless aged between 16 and 18 years.  The team’s commitment to engagement is promoting the increasing involvement of young people not only in their own lives but in improving services for others.

 

Child Health and Disability Team

The Child Health and Disability Team provide services to children and young people who have a severe or significant learning disability, physical disability, sensory impairment or profound communication impairment.  They have strong multi-agency links, particularly with Health, and are currently exploring regional working to the benefit of disabled children and their families.

 

Children with Additional Needs

 

Youth Offending Service

The Youth Offending Service is a statutory multi-agency partnership responsible for preventing offending and further offending in the Vale of Glamorgan.  Working closely with teams across Children and People Services and its partners, the service promotes preventative working that seeks to prevent offending where possible.

 

Placements and Permanency Team 

The Placements and Permanency Team assesses and approves foster placements for Vale of Glamorgan children in conjunction with our Fostering Panel. This includes an increasing number of kinship placements enabling children to remain within their wider family network.  The team provide support to foster carers, with a commitment to promoting the recruitment and retention of local carers.

 

Fostering

 

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Regional Adoption Collaborative

The Regional Adoption Collaborative, hosted by the Vale of Glamorgan, operates across the Vale of Glamorgan, Cardiff, Rhondda Cynon Taf and Merthyr Tydfil assessing and approving adopters, providing support, and family finding for children whose plan is adoption.  The Collaborative is one of five regional adoption collaboratives across Wales that form part of the National Adoption Service.

 

Adoption

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Families Achieving Change Together

Families Achieving Change Together is a Families First early intervention and prevention service enabling families to make positive changes, reducing the number of families developing more complex and challenging needs.  The ability of the service to work effectively at and before the front door of statutory children’s services is central to effective prevention.

 

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Flying Start

Flying Start is Welsh Government funded and provides support to families to give children a better start in life.  Its aim is to improve a child’s development, health and well-being in preparation for school in a way that promotes a child’s ability to fulfil their potential.  Flying Start works in partnership with statutory children’s services where children involved with Children and Young People Services live in the Flying Start area.

 

Flying Start