We’ve been working with a particular local authority since senior managers recognised high caseloads had been leading to unavoidable drift and delay. Equinox was asked to provide a specialist court team in summer 2021.
Working within the local authority, our social workers have been working hard to improve the quality of social work practice.
We’re delighted to be able to say that court procedures are now being progressed more effectively and children are receiving a better service.
Inspectors have acknowledged the positive impact of this service on practice. They highlighted reduced caseloads, reflective supervision and more purposeful and effective practice.
Most importantly, these changes mean that the significant drift and delay in that area is being addressed.
The local authority has recently gone out of its way to thank our team for achieving permanence for its children and for being part of its improvement journey.