Children's services improvement plan

Improvement plan

Our Improvement Action Plan has been developed in response to the formal recommendations and improvement areas highlighted by Ofsted during their Bromley ‘Inspection of services for children in need of help and protection, children looked after and care leavers, and review of the effectiveness of the Local Safeguarding Children Board’ which took place from 11 April 2016 to 5 May 2016.This action plan sets out the improvement journey we need to make to transform our social care services for children, young people and their families from inadequate, to good quality.

We aspire to deliver good and outstanding services that keep children and young people safe and give them the right help, at the right time in their lives. We are fully committed to this plan and in working closely with our multi-agency partners. We are determined to deliver good quality, consistent services that achieve positive outcomes for children and young people in Bromley. In doing this, we will show strong leadership, we will challenge performance, and we will build a culture of continuous reflection and improvement.

Children's Services Improvement Board 

Members of the Children’s Services Improvement Board have signed up to the actions within the plan and are committed to delivering, monitoring and reporting through the appropriate organisational governance structures. During this financial year work will be undertaken to review the current children and young people’s partnership framework with the development of a broader multi-agency plan to sustain improvement and delivery of children’s services in Bromley.

This plan is designed around ten key improvement priorities that support delivery of our aspirations to provide good services.

Improvement priorities

  1. leadership and governance
  2. management oversight and quality assurance
  3. Bromley Safeguarding Children Board – a partnership response
  4. safeguarding - better help and protection
  5. supporting children looked after
  6. supporting care leavers
  7. adoption services
  8. tackling child sexual exploitation, children missing and gangs
  9. strategic commissioning
  10. legal services