Children in Care who are placed Out of Area (OOA) have inconsistent experience of accessing health, and specifically mental health, support in their placement. This impacts directly on the welfare of Children in Care. COVID-19 Lockdown further intensified these difficulties for some children.
The South East Children in Care Practice Development Project aims to support improved mental health through the development of a common regional framework for partnership working.
This time-limited project has the following intended outputs:
Governance & Reports
The lead partnership sponsors for this work are:
Sub-regional sponsor Directors of Children’s services
- Lucy Butler, DCS West Sussex
- Alison Jeffery, DCS East Sussex
- Cllr Stuart Carroll, RBWM
Social Care Assistant Director
- Lin Ferguson, RBWM