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We’re responsible for providing social care for vulnerable adults and older people across Staffordshire as well as providing support for those who care for them.

Our Children and Families Social Work Teams provide advice, support and social work to families – parents, children and other carers.

Statement on Four Seasons Health Care Group

Breaking News

Alan White, Staffordshire County Council’s Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Health, Care and Wellbeing said: “Our priority is to ensure those in need of care continue to receive this and we have been working closely with both the Care Quality Commission and the Four Seasons Health Care group to ensure this is the case. “The company has confirmed that ...

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New approach to help vulnerable children

Proposals to join forces with other local authorities to increase the chances of looked after children finding permanent, loving homes have been backed by senior politicians. Staffordshire County Council’s Cabinet today supported working with Shropshire Council, Stoke-on-Trent City Council and Telford and Wrekin Council to develop the North Midlands Regional Adoption & Permanency Partnership. The unique partnership will have the ...

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Children to benefit from combined approach

Plans to join forces with other local authorities to increase the chances of looked after children finding permanent, loving homes will be considered next week. The unique partnership will have the opportunity to maximise resources, cover a larger area and offer greater flexibility in placing children in happy homes via adoption, fostering or special guardianship. Mark Sutton, Staffordshire County Council’s ...

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Prioritisation system continues to help vulnerable

Staffordshire County Council will continue prioritising assessments of the care of the most vulnerable people following an Ombudsman’s ruling. Following a test court case, authorities have seen requests for Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) assessments soar, with Staffordshire seeing a rise of more than 1,000 per cent in a three-year period. In line with other local authorities, in 2016 Staffordshire ...

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Still time to nominate for Dignity in Care Awards

With just a month to go, people are being reminded there’s still time to nominate work colleagues, carers, friends and family members for a special award. The Staffordshire Dignity in Care Awards, now in their fifth year, recognise groups and individuals who care for the most vulnerable amongst us with dignity and compassion. There are seven awards up for grabs, ...

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Staffordshire’s children’s social services rated ‘Good’ by Ofsted

Mark Sutton

Vulnerable children in Staffordshire continue to be well looked after by the county council’s social services. An Ofsted inspection of children’s social care services published today confirms that the authority has retained its overall rating of ‘Good’ – one of only three in the West Midlands to achieve this rating. Mark Sutton, Staffordshire County Council’s Cabinet member for Children and ...

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Families with a spare room sought in new fostering campaign

Emma, Isobelle & Kelly

Put your spare room to good use and give a local child a forever home is the message from a former foster child. 23-year-old Isobelle from Stafford spent 4 of her teenage years living with her foster carers David and Kelly Hyden. Now the mum of two is urging Staffordshire families to put their spare room to good use to ...

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New App giving foster carers more say will help children do better at school

Foster carer Libby

A new App giving foster carers in Staffordshire more say and the chance to monitor and update children’s school records is set to have a positive impact on their schooling. Many local authorities already use the online electronic ePEP system which is used to monitor and review children’s performances at school. However, Staffordshire County Council are the first authority to ...

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Awards to recognise county’s carers

Michelle, Nev, Alan, Brian, Kathryn and Tracey

People across Staffordshire are being invited to nominate carers, work colleagues, friends and family members for a prestigious award. The Staffordshire Dignity in Care Awards, now in their fifth year, recognise groups and individuals who care for the most vulnerable amongst us with dignity and compassion. The Awards, which launched on  ‘Dignity Action Day’ on 1 February, are open to ...

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Chance for people to shape disability services in Staffordshire

Adults with a learning disability or autism and their families will get the chance to help reshape day opportunities. Staffordshire County Council is asking people, including families, carers and providers for their views on what currently works and how services could run in the future. Staffordshire’s Adult Learning Disability 2022 Community Offer programme has previously been speaking to people who ...

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