Sarah Flint, Principal Social Worker for Children's Services, Cheshire East Council
Rebecca Spurrell, Professional Lead for Adult's Services, Cheshire East Council
In Cheshire East, we have been committed to forging stronger working relationships across children and adult teams, with both service areas focusing on strengths-based frameworks.
In Children's Services and across the Partnership, work has focused on the implementation of Signs of Safety as a model of practice that keeps the child at the heart of our work. This is being mirrored in Adult Social Care, using a strengths-based framework that promotes independence, working in partnership and a real focus on individual strengths and networks of support.
Cheshire East Adult Services is proud to be part of a small number of authorities piloting this approach supported by Lyn Romeo.
Working across the Teaching Partnership, we have been able to see how working together can strengthen practice.
In March 2020 we will be hosting a Practice Educator Conference, providing an opportunity to come together across the Partnership to celebrate Social Work, with focus on building resilience within our profession that benefits the people we work with.