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NHS and Council Welcome Report on Children and Young People's Services

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, West Dunbartonshire Council and West Dunbartonshire Health and Social Care Partnership (HSCP) today welcomed the joint inspection report on services for children and young people in the West Dunbartonshire Community Planning Partnership area. 

All partners in the Community Planning Partnership recognise the positive and encouraging description of what has been and is being done to improve the lives of children and your people. 

The result of the inspection was extremely positive for West Dunbartonshire due to the commitment and efforts of all staff across the children’s services partnership, both in terms of their dedication to children, young people and families and in relation to the time and enthusiasm they committed to the inspection process.  The inspectors commented at various points about the commitment, enthusiasm and positive contribution made by staff and all partners.  

The NHS, West Dunbartonshire Council and the local HSCP are committed to working with other colleagues, including Police Scotland and the voluntary sector, to use the findings of this report so we can continue to develop and improve services and support with and for local communities. 

John Brown, Chairman, NHSGGC, said:  “The work we have undertaken with our partners in West Dunbartonshire confirms that the efforts of staff to improve the lives of children and young people is making a massive difference and I would like to thank them for their commitment.” 

Councillor Gail Casey, Chair of West Dunbartonshire Health and Social Care Partnership Board, said: “This report reflects the vital services we provide to young people and their families which are delivered by highly committed and motivated staff.  

“Our staff do a fantastic job of ensuring every child reaches their full potential, parents and families are supported, regardless of their background.  I would like to congratulate our staff for their commitment in providing the right service, at the right time resulting in better outcomes for young people and their families in West Dunbartonshire.” 

 Councillor Martin Rooney, Chair of West Dunbartonshire Community Planning Partnership, said: “The report highlights the services we have built on to improve the lives of young people and families in West Dunbartonshire. I am delighted that inspectors found clear commitment, strong leadership and collaborative working across all services from our staff who are dedicated to delivering services that impact positively on the lives of our residents. 

 “As a Council we are committed to continuing to devote significant resources to providing families with the support they require to achieve their potential. Through the work of the Community Planning Partners and its partners, real improvements have been made in the area and together our focus and priority is to continue delivering safer and healthier communities, improved learning opportunities and outcomes to ensure every resident in West Dunbartonshire realises their full potential.” 

To read to full report visit http://www.careinspectorate.com/index.php/publications-statistics/28-inspection-reports-local-authority/inspection-reports-joint-inspections-of-children-s-services 

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For further information either telephone 0141 201 4429 or email [email protected]

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