Mar 06 2018

Focusing on CIN to avoid ‘drift’

A targeted approach to Child in Need (CIN) plans can ensure cases are managed more effectively. This reduces the risk of statutory intervention and producing better outcomes for children. In an ideal world, having one team which deals with the entire spectrum of child safeguarding makes perfect sense. It ensures continuity and consistency of experience, […]

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Sep 25 2017

NCAS Conference 2017 – one of the highlights of our ...

Next month (11-13 October) we will be exhibiting at the National Children and Adult Services Conference 2017 – this is one of the highlights of our year where we can hear from some of the profession’s leading figures and speak with delegates about how we are uniquely placed to work in partnership with local authorities […]

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Apr 25 2017

Innovation at the Edge of Care

Skylakes is excited to launch brand new social work service, Innovation at the Edge of Care. We will be working with local authorities on ‘home-based’ intervention services for children and young people aged 5-16, and running intensive programmes to target adolescents who are harder to reach. Your new team would be fully managed by Skylakes […]

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Oct 03 2016

Join our online discussion on looked after children

Children’s social care departments up and down the country are under unrelenting pressure to deliver services against a backdrop of ever depleting resources. At the same time, the care population has risen from 60,000 to 70,000 over the last seven years and is showing no signs of slowing down. In the first webinar of its […]

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Sep 28 2016

Show me the way to go home

Fresh concerns of an ‘imminent crisis’ facing children’s services have hit the headlines following the President of the High Court family division’s warning of a hugely overburdened system. The picture painted by Sir James Munby is alarming; in the past 10 years the number of care applications going through the courts has doubled, yet “everyone […]

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Sep 14 2016

We are exhibiting at this year’s SOLACE Summit 2016

Next month (12-14 October), chief executives and senior leaders will join together for the annual SOLACE Summit 2016 – ‘Connected Leadership in a Changing World’. We are looking forward to this event as it is the first time that we have attended as exhibitors; located on stand seven, our senior management team will be taking […]

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