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Operating in local partnerships to achieve permanence for children now and in their future lives

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July 2016

Philip Segurola (Director, Specialist Children’s Services at Kent County Council) discusses how local authority partnerships have led to improved outcomes for children in Kent at a Coram-i seminar.

Key points discussed in the presentation were:

  • The difficulties faced by small local authorities in adoption work;
  • The possibilities and benefits of partnership working, as evidenced by the improved outcomes for children in Kent;
  • The practical and administrative complexities of partnership working; and
  • Conditions for success: the importance of understanding how to deal with complexity and challenging orthodox practice with innovative ideas.

Here is a recording of Philip’s presentation:

Download the full presentation below.

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