Nicola Clemo, CEO of Slough Children’s Services Trust said she was delighted with the news that the Department for Education has approved the Trust’s innovation funding bid.
The successful bid – £1.439m over two years – will be used to transform the Trust’s staffing model by introducing Enhanced Hubs, a more dynamic way of delivering early help and support to children in need. This adds to the Trust’s new and innovative social work model called Safe, Secure & Successful.
The funding will additionally be used to introduce a practice model to include Signs of Safety and a new domestic abuse assessment response.
‘Everyone is thrilled with this news,’ said Nicola. ‘The majority of the innovation grants awarded so far have been to Local Authorities which are rated good by Ofsted, so we’re particularly pleased that this success reflects confidence in our new children’s social care model and allows us to expand the work we’ve already put in place.
‘I’d like to thank all our staff who worked so hard on the bid and whose innovative ideas are helping us transform the lives of vulnerable children and young people in Slough.’