Today at the Trust we are celebrating our first anniversary year.
In less than a year since the Trust took over Children’s Services for Slough, transformational developments have already taken place including, the implementation of personal pathway interviews with the CEO for all staff, systemic training for everyone around ‘Safe, Secure, Successful’ and ‘Signs of Safety’, and the launch of an agile technology working pilot – supporting staff when working outside of the office.
At the Trust we have also been working extensively with Cornerstone and Fostering Network to provide additional support for developing Adoption and Fostering services in Slough including the introduction of Mockingbird.
Commenting on the future and outlook for children’s social care in Slough Ofsted reported ‘social workers say that they are excited by the opportunity to work in the new organisation and that the senior leaders at the Trust listen to their views. Morale is good, which is crucial at this state, and there is a clear sense of momentum.’
Nicola Clemo OBE, CEO for the Trust says:
“It’s been a year since the Trust became operational and in that time the entire workforce has focussed on four key themes of improvement – improving quality, learning, workforce and information. We’ve developed a culture of continuous improvement where all staff can thrive and deliver the best possible service across the organisation.
“Our new social work Hub model, Safe, Secure Successful has been implemented, enabling us to collaborate and build relationships with the children and families that we support – and we believe our success stems from building trust, and being open and honest in meeting the needs of the children & families of Slough.
“I’d like to thank all the staff for their tireless dedication in helping us to reach the top of the first mountain and for their continued determination as we prepare to ascend the next. The support of all our partners particularly Slough Borough Council in recent months has made all the difference. We are excited about the future.
“The Trust remains committed to supporting vulnerable children, young people and families in Slough by maintaining our momentum of improvement.”
Elaine Simpson Chairman for the Trust says:
“I am very proud of the progress achieved within the Trust within this first year. The Chief Executive and the whole Trust team have focused effectively on creating the foundations for a successful transformation of services. The very positive relationships with the council in recent months and the efforts of all partner organisations have been invaluable in helping to move us forward.
“There is still a great deal to be done to ensure the children and families of Slough always receive the services they deserve and we have made a very good start on the journey towards that. With continued enthusiasm, energy and commitment I am sure we will achieve our goals.”