Futuresocial: £1.5 million to create caring, committed, and courageous Social Work
WM ADCS are pleased to announce that we have received funding for our ambitious Futuresocial programme, which aims to make the region the best in the country for its children services by 2021.
Through the Department for Education’s Innovation Fund, our Futuresocial programme has received up to £1.5 million to raise the quality, improve the practice, and create the best working conditions for social workers in the region.
WM ADCS is making good strides towards these goals, but partners recognise that collectively more needs to be done. Investing in the quality of all children services staff, whatever organisation they work for, is key to improving children’s services across the region. This fund will allow WM ADCS to move at a faster pace with social work colleagues in the region to achieve our goals.
What is Future Social?
The Futuresocial programme is one of the cornerstones of the WM ADCS’s ambitious programme to improve services for children.
The programme is a collaboration between all 14 Local Authorities/Children’s Trusts in the West Midlands region to end the ‘vicious circle’ of workforce issues being recycled from one authority to another. We aim to do this by working with Local Authorities to encourage pooling resources and capability to build workforce capacity and capability at regional level.
All fourteen Local Authority areas in the West Midlands will benefit from this region wide innovation – a first for the West Midlands.
How will Future Social improve children’s services in the West Midlands?