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


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.