Warrington children’s services have worked to improve processes and care year upon year. There are always improvements that we can make to better help our young people in care.
In Warrington, there are higher than average numbers of children in care and some teenagers who coming into care quickly or in a crisis, stay in care for lengthy periods of time.
A focus for our services is to reduce the number of Warrington young people are being sent out of the area to care placements. Our children’s services also strive to support young people who are not thriving, facing issues such as not being in education, employment or training, going missing, receiving emergency care in hospital or being arrested and charged.
For young people who need to enter care, we want to ensure they are in placements that are right for them, are close to home and their school, and provide the best life chances.
Warrington was shortlisted and selected as a partner council for the No Wrong Door programme, as the council’s and local children’s services aspirations aligned well with the model. The programme will provide stability for Warrington’s young people who may need help the most.
The Warrington No Wrong Door scheme will develop Warrington services to become more successful in supporting young people in and on the edge of care to reconnect with their families, reduce risky behaviour and improve their aspirations.