In Children and Young People Services we understand people’s lives are connected to and influenced by their own experiences, as well as their social circumstances and communities. Everybody has different situations, and we try to help children, young people, families and individuals find safe and positive futures that are unique to them, enabling them to achieve what they want to in life.
We seek to build relationships with people and their significant others, as well as other professionals, to identify and work with strengths and vulnerabilities so we manage risk confidently, reduce the need for care and support and focus on the future. We use evidence based ways to help children, young people, families and individuals to identify what matters to them and what they want to achieve. This is the assessment.
Care and support plan
If needed, we help children, young people, families and individuals to identify what changes they want to make and make a realistic plan. The plan will have specific aims that everyone understands, and that we can review to see whether timely progress is being made, and if the plan is working. We aim to help people to develop their own solutions to problems, and build brighter futures for themselves and their families.
No matter where you are working, these principles and values remain the same, and we strive to keep children, young people and families at the heart of our practice. We believe these values support our ability to deliver the right services, in the right way, to the right people, at the right time.
The Vale of Glamorgan is both a prosperous and a deprived council with areas of high need. There are approximately 28,596 children and young people aged 0 to 18 living within the Council’s boundary; our commitment to achieving positive outcomes for our residents remains central to our way of working.
We are content to be different and to set the trend for positive change rather than follow the paths of others. We are resourceful and resilient, committed to development and keen to embrace new ideas. Building on widely acknowledged strengths, you will be supported by an able and committed team who have a proven capacity for good service delivery and for helping families achieve good outcomes.
Creating an environment within which staff enjoy their work, are supported to deliver within demanding and challenging roles, and to have every opportunity to develop their skills and experience that enables us together to promote positive outcomes for children and their families is central to my role as Head of Service. I am fully committed to this task and excited about the work that is taking place in the Vale of Glamorgan. I look forward to welcoming you to the team.