Croydon's Children & Families Partnership Board is currently revising its Children's Workforce Development Strategy which explains how, in Croydon, we are going to make sure that anyone who works with children and young people has the right skills, confidence, knowledge and understanding to deliver the best possible outcomes for them. A six month period of consultation to inform the strategy ended on 31 March 2012 during which time a multi-agency Open Space event took place. The report produced after this event that details a number of recommendations agreed by those who attended can be downloaded.
Who is the children’s workforce?
The children's workforce includes everyone who works, whether paid or unpaid, with children and young people and their parents and carers, whether on a full-time or part-time basis.
What are we doing already?
There’s lots happening already, but it is not always joined up in the best way. To help assess what we need to do better, we have consulted with our workforce to explore local strengths and weaknesses. This has involved getting the views of staff at all levels and across partners. We have also been asking children and young people about what they want from their workforce.
What will the workforce strategy do?
The strategy will make sure we make the best use of our primary asset - staff. The strategy will detail a number of key actions to achieve our aim of ensuring staff have the right skills, confidence knowledge and understanding to support children, young people and families.
How can I be involved?
The workforce development strategy will affect the entire children's workforce, so it is important that everyone is aware of what's going on and has the opportunity to say what they think about it. You can download the interim strategy. And although consultation on the new strategy has now closed, if you have any comments please send them to us using the contact details below.