Children and Family Services

Background Documents

The Corporate Parenting Board Report reflects the importance we give to ensuring that children in public care are safe, cared for and achieving well. 

The Foster Carers' Charter lays out what foster carers can expect from the fostering service and what the fostering service expects from foster carers. 

The Joint Strategic Needs Assessments (JSNA) will be a key part of the local arrangements to improve health and wellbeing on the Island. This includes the establishment of the local Health and Wellbeing Board. The board includes NHS Isle of Wight, the Clinical Commissioning Group, other local partners and ourselves. The Board provides a framework for these organisations to take a joint approach to improving the health and wellbeing of the Island population.

The JSNA is intended to provide a comprehensive picture of the Island’s health and wellbeing, and will enable the Health and Wellbeing Board to develop an over-arching strategy for the Island. The strategy will respond to the needs and priorities identified in the JSNA and plan what services and activities are required to address them.

View an organisational chart showing the arrangement of the social work units and the managers that they report to.

View the Threshold for Interventions (currently under review) produced by the Safeguarding Children Partnership. It is a document written for professionals who come into regular or daily contact with children or families and may have concern about a child, young person or unborn child. It is a tool to help professionals decide about appropriate levels of intervention.

The Isle of Wight Sufficiency Report 2020 to 2023 is a review of the accommodation for looked after children and care leavers, plans for development and priorities for action for 2020 to 2023.