Aberdeenshire half the size of reports they write for looked after children

Year: 2016
Topic: Permanence
Author: Lynne Shuttleton

Social workers will be all too aware of the mountain of paperwork they face when working with looked after children and the delays and drift when aiming to get them safe, long-term homes.

Lynne Shuttleton is one of two team leaders in the Fraserburgh children and families team in Aberdeenshire Council, where she and her staff have halved the size of reports they have to write at the point of options appraisal. The team worked in partnership with the CELCIS Permanence and Care Excellence programme (PACE) and the Scottish Government, and hear Lynne tells of the process to streamline necessary assessments.