A SHARED vision for children’s services could be formally endorsed by Cheshire East Council’s cabinet next week.

It is argued that the approach will ‘ensure all practitioners working with children and young people have a shared aim and are clear on the expectation that all work should be done together with children, young people and families’.

A pre-meeting report adds: “This will help us improve outcomes for children and young people by ensuring support is based on what works for them as individuals, there is a one team approach across the partnership centred on the needs of the child or young people, and by recognising and building on strengths within families creating increased resilience for the future.

“Cabinet has a key role in ensuring that, as a Council, we achieve strong outcomes for all our children, young people and families, particularly those that are more vulnerable to poorer outcomes and need additional help and support.”

The move has been prompted by a November 2019 Ofsted inspection, which felt that CEC’s work in children’s services would benefit from an ‘overarching vision’.

As part of the vision, CEC says it will work to deliver ‘fairer and more resilient communities’, provide ‘the best start in life for all children’, and ‘enjoyable education’ to help young people reach their potential.

CEC Cabinet will meet online at 1pm on Tuesday, January 12.