THE work being done across Adults and Children’s Social Care in Thurrock has been praised at this week’s Full Council.
A report was presented by Cllr Sue Little, Portfolio Holder for Social Care at Full Council on Wednesday 31 October and explored the key initiatives across both services that are performing strongly.
Services within Children’s Social Care including the reduction of the number of Thurrock Children in Care, the recent launch of the Signs of Safety practice model and the increased number of in house foster carers and placements for children were praised. The positive feedback following Ofsted’s Focused Visit in September was also highlighted as a key step forward for the service.
Further successes from Adults Social Care such as Thurrock Council’s support for more than 50 micro enterprises within the community, the Shared Lives scheme and the new housing developments for people with learning disabilities and autism at Chichester Close and Medina Road respectively were also detailed.
Cllr Little said, “I am honoured to deliver my third Cabinet Member report to Full Council as Portfolio Holder for Children’s and Adult Social Care. The report gives me the opportunity to reflect on what both my departments have achieved over the last year and details the future of the services.
“I am proud of the progress we have made and would like to thank all the staff involved for their amazing commitment to improving services for the people of Thurrock.”