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Council reaches the final of the Care Council for Wales awards

Published: 11/05/2015

Flintshire County Council has reached the final of the Care Council for Wales awards, which are known as The Accolades. The Council’s early years and family support service has been selected as a finalist for the 2015 Accolades in the ‘Better outcomes through working together’ category. To ensure that proactive and positive parenting is promoted, and that negative outcomes for children and young people are prevented, a partnership has been established between a number of groups and organisations, including Social Services, Education, Communities First, Flying Start, Families First, the Local Health Board and third sector organisations. The strengths of all organisations have been combined to work more closely and effectively with parents. The partnership is working to: Increase awareness and practice around safeguarding, wellbeing and respecting others, providing safe and inclusive environments for parents and children. Increase awareness and access to the Family Information Service Flintshire as a single point of contact for parents, carers and services. Support parents, families and other agencies to assess and provide interventions to meet identified needs, and increase parental capacity and confidence. Increase access to training for practitioners. Continue engagement and collaboration between school staff and families. Involve parents in raising levels of attainment of children, by reducing isolation of parents with improved mental wellbeing. Councillor Chris Jones, Cabinet Member for Social Services, said: “This is very exciting news! It is a tremendous achievement to reach the finals of the Care Council for Wales awards and it is always pleasing when our services get recognised at a national level. Well done to all those people who are involved within the multi-agency partnership, who work so hard to support Flintshire families.” The awards ceremony will be held at City Hall in Cardiff on Thursday, 18 June. Full details about the awards can be found at