Agencies working with children should develop child-centred
services that tackle inequalities and break down barriers between
organisations, say social services chiefs.
In a report launched this week, but released exclusively to
Community Care in the spring (“Getting it right”, 16 May), the
Association of Directors of Social Services says an organisation
should be established responsible for commissioning all child care
services in a region.
Other options include establishing care trusts for children,
similar to those described in the NHS Plan, and “virtual trusts”
where staff stay in the same organisation but agree common outcomes
and use of pooled resources.
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