Councils across England are currently experiencing a triple challenge:
- Growth in demand for public services generally, including children’s social care
- The need to demonstrate better performance against a backdrop of austerity and a reduction in public funding
- A concern that there is insufficient progress on improving outcomes for vulnerable children receiving social care
Local authority funding has dramatically reduced at a time when the number of children becoming looked after is increasing.
Skylakes provides an extensive range of targeted approaches for children on the edge of care, within the first eight weeks of entering the care system, or who are at imminent risk of escalating to higher cost placements. Our specialist team focuses on reducing unnecessary placements, encouraging better outcomes for children and young people and exploring safe and planned reunifications; all whilst creating savings at a time when the number of looked after children is on the rise.