We put children at the heart of all we do. We are committed to protecting children and helping them to reach their potential.

The children and families service employs around 600 staff who are based throughout Warwickshire.

Support for families depends on individual circumstance and needs. Our advice helps families help themselves, and we can offer specialist interventions such as intensive family support.

We also work with children who are looked after and leaving care.

Our adoption service was rated “good” by Ofsted. We have been the host authority for the regional adoption agency, ACE (Adoption Central England) since February 2018.

Safeguarding with MASH

In May 2016, we launched a multi-agency safeguarding hub (MASH) along with our partners. This brings together professionals including social workers and police to ensure swift response to all safeguarding concerns. The initial response team joins child sexual exploitation (CSE) and missing children teams with our emergency duty team.

Our staff are innovative, flexible and driven to help families be the best they can be. Staff retention is high with many choosing to develop their career in Warwickshire.