A structured model
Our specialist team of social workers are experienced at safely handling discharge of care orders on PWP cases or seeking Special Guardianship Orders. They take a child-centred approach that thoroughly assesses the short and long-term needs of the child.
We work closely with partner agencies and organisations to diligently
progress each plan, including:
• Legal Services
• The Independent Reviewing Service
• The Judiciary
Each decision is meticulously evidenced to enable the smooth discharge of care.
An evidence-based approach
We are meticulous at gathering the right evidence to support the right plan for the child.
From day one of the project we begin gathering all relevant documentation to prevent delay later in the process. This allows time for close communication with all involved with each child or young person to ensure evidence is ready for court and everyone has had an input into a robust plan of support; whether this be an SGO support plan or a Child In Need / Early Help step down plan of continued support for the family.
Discharge of Care/Conversion to SGO at Blackpool Council
86 children exited care
250 single assessments carried out
238 children allocated
“Our partnership with Innovate services provided a fresh look into our discharge of care provision.
“Innovate’s legacy leaves structure where there was once disarray, and a team focussed on ensuring Blackpool’s safeguarded children a place of permanence.”
Dawn Goodall, Head of Service for Legal, Blackpool CouncilContact us