The Bristol Safeguarding Children Board (BSCB) is issuing new threshold guidance to assist professionals working with children and families.
The overall aims of the guidance are to:
- promote and safeguard the welfare of children and young people
- promote a consistent approach to working with vulnerable children and young people in Bristol
- promote the belief that children are best cared for in their own families and communities wherever possible
- improve outcomes for children and young people by supporting us to work together effectively
The guidance is currently in draft form and we would like to take the opportunity to receive feedback on how effectively you think the guidance will achieve those aims.
We would therefore be grateful if you could read the draft and then comment on it by completing a short survey by 29 November 2013. The final guidance will be signed off by BSCB in January and then published.
The draft guidance is available here: BSCB Draft Threshold Guidance
WE NEED YOUR VIEWS
Children & Young People’s Services
– Short Break Provision Survey
We want to get your views about short breaks for disabled children.
Your views are important as they will help us plan future services for children.
We have put together a survey which takes around 15 minutes to answer and includes questions to gather your thoughts on the possibility of having a personal budget to help with provision (including short break activities).
If possible, please complete this survey online at:
If you need a paper copy please ring 0117 92 24987 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please complete this by Friday 16th August.
If you would like this information in a different format; for example Braille, audiotape, large print or computer disc, or community languages, please contact The Children First Programme Team on the contact details above.
Thank you for your time. Children First Programme Team
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