Children and families

Specialist services that support the welfare and development of children.

Independent Reviewing Officers Report

The Independent Reviewing Officers role within the safeguarding unit is to oversee the planning of the care of cared for children (looked after children) and ensure that the local authority is held to account in its corporate parenting responsibilities.

Common Assessment Framework (CAF)

The CAF can be used by staff across all agencies to assess a child’s needs at the earliest opportunity and help them to work together effectively to deliver support. For more information view the Common Assessment Framework section.

One Minute Guides

Cheshire East Council, and its partners in the Children's Trust and Local Safeguarding Children's Board, offer a range of services for children, young people and their families and carers. For more information check out the Children and Families One Minute Guides

Cared for Children Sufficiency Statement

The Sufficiency Statement for accommodation for cared for children.

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