Council shortlisted for child safeguarding award

05 November 2012

Efforts by the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea to develop innovative ways of working to enhance the quality of help received by families and children have led to the Council being shortlisted for the London Safeguarding Children Award 2012.

The project, `Involved by Right' aims to improve the way social workers listen to the children they work with to help them gain a better understanding of children's needs andto address important child welfare and safety concerns.

Councillor Elizabeth Campbell, Cabinet Member for Family and Children's Services, said: "In Kensington and Chelsea we believe strongly in listening to the views of children and I am very pleased that the excellent work we do as part of our `Involved by Right' project has been shortlisted for this award."

`Involved by Right' is funded by the European Union's `DAPHNE' programme, and is delivered in partnership with Barnardos, the National Children's Bureau, and European partners from Italy and Sweden. Children and young people are closely involved in the project and have come together in each others' countries to explore participation topics and share experiences.

The awards are run by the London Safeguarding Children Board (LSCB) with London Councils, supported by the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE), and celebrate innovation and good practice among organisations dealing with safeguarding children in London.