Professionals & Volunteers
The West Berkshire LSCB fully supports the promotion of a restorative approach to working with children, young people and their families that will more consistently result in ‘the voice of the child’ being included in all interventions. Professionals and Volunteers in West Berkshire are challenged to implement a fundamental change to the relationship between Local Government and local residents from doing things to and for families to doing things with them.
This is based on the following principles:
- Never do nothing
- Do the simple things well
- Families need to be helped to help themselves through a mixture of high support with high challenge
- Where children might otherwise be removed from their homes, families are supported to develop a safe alternative plan before such action is taken
- Where a plan or decision needs to be made to help safeguard and promote the welfare of a child or children the family should be supported to help decide what needs to happen.
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