Councils will no longer have local support for integrated working across children’s services following cuts at the Children’s Workforce Development Council.
The council is scrapping its eight integrated working managers and three cluster managers currently working in regions around England. They will either be redeployed within the body or made redundant from April this year.
However, a spokeswoman said until the government had confirmed their new remit, expected in the next few weeks, they were unable to say how many would be made redundant.
Integrated working managers helped councils use the CWDC’s “One Children’s Workforce” framework and tool and provided direct support for Children’s Trusts.
The spokeswoman said the CWDC was now looking at how to minimise the impact of the move but admitted the failure of the government, so far, to outline their future remit was proving “challenging” for the council.
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