Two of the papers before Cabinet today were truly excellent. The first was a paper on Parenting Strategy and Early Intervention Family Support and the second was the placement strategy for looked after children with an emphasis on keeping families together.
This was the stuff Councillors go into politics for. Both these papers felt very different to the image of a council. They were not black and white. You don’t qualify for help / now you do.
These papers were about providing support to families in the grey area in between struggling to cope and family breakdown. Some intervention, keeping the families together, offering respite but not full time, will result in less children in care, happier families and less cost to the Council.
Great work by officers and Cabinet member.