Category Archives: Children’s Services

Councillor calls for more local authority foster carers

young girl on beach looking at the cameraA CAMPAIGN to encourage more people to consider fostering for their local authority was highlighted at yesterday’s Full Council meeting.

Cllr Bob Bowdler, lead member for children and families at East Sussex County Council, spoke directly to those attending the meeting about the need for more families to foster direct through the council’s in-house fostering service.

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Ofsted praises council support for children and families

THE LIVES of the most vulnerable children in East Sussex are being improved by ‘consistently strong and effective’ support, an Ofsted inspection has found.

The help, protection and care children and young people are receiving from East Sussex County Council earned the authority an overall ‘good’ rating, while inspectors found the experiences and progress of children in care to be ‘outstanding’. Continue reading