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C4EO Traded Services

C4EO has been providing sector-led improvement support for the last 4 years, through a broad range of 'sector specialists' covering all areas of Children's Services. Most of our sector specialists are directly from the sector (LA's and their partners including health and the voluntary sector) and work on a flexible part-time basis, whilst still working in their locality – ensuring that they remain credible and up-to-date.

Until now, C4EO has been able to provide this service and our training free at the point of delivery, through Government grants. This is now no longer the case – but we still have this huge expert and trained resource available to provide bespoke 'tailored' improvement support. Our experienced specialists are available for individual LA or LSCB support, or to add additional capacity and expertise to the development and implementation of regional priorities. They provide external challenge which is evidence based and outcome focussed.

Our passion for helping the sector to improve outcomes for children, young people and their families remains strong. C4EO is a 'not for profit' organisation and the majority of our income goes directly back to the sector, to Local Authorities and other agencies which 'donate' sector specialists.

The attached brochure sets out the ways in which we may be of help.

View the C4EO Peer to Peer Support Brochure (621Kb PDF file, 4 pages).

Local Safeguarding Children's Boards (LSCB's)

C4EO is acutely aware of the current high expectations faced by LSCB's, which have such a vital role to play within the local accountability system for child protection. To assist LSCB Chairs and their Boards to take forward this demanding agenda, we have further developed our safeguarding and child protection 'peer to peer' tailored support offer to help local areas.

As you are probably aware, C4EO 'sector specialists' support improvement across all areas of Children's Services using the best available evidence, research and practice of 'what works'. Sector specialists work on a flexible basis with C4EO, whilst still doing their 'day jobs' in their employing Authority or agency – they are, therefore, both credible and up-to-date with the issues and demands faced by Local Authorities and their partners on safeguarding and child protection.

Please find attached our short information brochure setting out how C4EO could support Chairs of LSCB's and their Boards.

View the C4EO LSCB Support Brochure (509Kb PDF file, 4 pages).

More information

If you have any queries or would like to make use of our sector specialists and/or training packages, please contact Sue Rowley, C4EO Assistant Director by email or mobile phone on 07917 663785.