Because this is who they're meant to be.
Child abuse, exploitation and neglect don’t just damage young lives, they destroy promising futures before they even get a chance to be lived. At Torbay Children’s Services, the fight against this has gone up several gears.
We’ve invested millions in a completely new approach that has lowered caseloads, transformed training, launched new supervision models, developed brilliant external partnerships, and introduced sector-leading technology.
And it’s working. This is a new era for the children of Torbay – one where they can be safe, grow up, realise their potential and follow their dreams.
We're on a really ambitious improvement journey. The last Ofsted inspection judged us to be ‘inadequate’. Our completely new management team are tackling the issues head on and our most recent Ofsted monitoring visit left us very encouraged by their praise for the 'accelerated pace of change', good staff morale and a senior leadership team who are accessible and visible. Ofsted also recognised our ambition to create a culture of high expectation and an environment that understands the child’s world.
Our expectations are high, and our offer is comprehensive - including a career-long learning academy, an attractive package of employment and relocation options, including retention payments for qualifying posts, and much more.
Make no mistake, this is an ambitious, child-first new mission. If that sounds like something you want to be involved in, I look forward to receiving an application from you and welcoming you to Torbay.