“The challenges confronting children and young people in the care system are complex. Their health and well-being depend on the contribution of many different professionals who are not always aware of the organisations and resources that are available. We want to challenge the organisational ‘silos’, and ensure that everyone has access to quality information and resources which enable informed choices to be made about the appropriate support for young people in care ”. Shirley Ayres Publisher and Author ~ Click Guide to Children’s Services
For the first time a free-to download, innovative guide brings together the wider resources for looked after children. The Click Guide to Children’s Services has been welcomed by child care practitioners, voluntary organisations and private companies who want to improve the well-being of children. The Click Guide to Children’s Services has been published to support a more joined up approach to services for vulnerable children and young people.
The Guide features live links to hundreds of web based resources and is a signpost for useful information including:
- Research reports and policy initiatives
- Advocacy and support services
- Good Practice guides
The Click Guide to Children’s Services is an essential tool for anyone supporting children and young people in care.
The Click Guide originated from a growing awareness that, while many fantastic resources are available to support children in care, information about these resources is often difficult to find and spread across different sources on the internet. The wider audience for the Guide includes foster carers, adoptive parents, social entrepreneurs developing new services, and young people themselves. For the benefit of these users the Guide includes further information about how children’s services work, and the roles of the various national, regional and local bodies.
Obtain the Guide here http://shirleyayresconsulting.co.uk/clickguide and receive regular updates.
The Guide is also available to purchase as a printed book
Shirley Ayres Consulting work with a wide range of organisations developing innovative solutions for managing knowledge to deliver quality care services. We believe that in the 21st century organisations need to find different ways to engage excite and energise their stakeholders. This doesn’t just mean communicating well – it means having a good story to tell. Our in-depth knowledge of social work and social care combined with expertise in communications and social networking provides unique perspectives for promoting integrated working across the care sector. This guide is the first in a series which will support joined-up thinking about information and knowledge across adults and children’s services.