Archives for September 2013

Involving children and young people is key to improving wellbeing in schools

How schools, the council and partners meet the emotional needs of children is vital to improving both the wellbeing and the attainment of children and young people in our schools.  In the drive to constantly improve educational standards,  young people’s wellbeing must be considered.  Schools must consistently recognise the importance of wellbeing matters not only […]

Delivering child protection through Signs of Safety

The Well Being Performance Panel wanted to find out how Child & Family Services was using the Signs of Safety model to safeguard children identified as “at risk” in Swansea. The Signs of Safety model is a tool intended to help practitioners with risk assessment and safety planning in child protection cases. Its purpose is […]

Do you have a question for the Cabinet Member for Sustainability?

At their next meeting on 30 September the Scrutiny Programme Committee will be holding a question and answer session with Councillor Sybil Crouch who is Swansea Council’s Cabinet Member for Sustainability, and they welcome your ideas for questions.           The Sustainability portfolio cuts across all services in the Council exploring how […]

Helping to improve the lives of looked after children

A group of councillors carried out a detailed investigation into how the Council and partners provide services for looked after children.  At the end of the investigation the councillors on the Services for Looked After Children Scrutiny Inquiry Panel made 15 recommendations in their report to Cabinet which they hoped would improve the lives and experiences […]

Call for Evidence: Inquiry into Inward Investment in Swansea

The inward investment market has been depressed in recent years with global economic conditions meaning that the level of significant enquiries and interest in Wales has reportedly slumped. As the economy improves however then Swansea needs to be geared up to meet the aspirations and expectations of those investors it would most like to attract. […]