Welcome to the Quality Assurance and Review Service information page.
In Achieving for Children, we cover the Royal Borough of Kingston and the London Borough of Richmond.
The information contained here is to help and assist children, young people and their families understand some of the work we do in our service. The web pages are also designed for any professional wanting more information about our service.
It may be that you have been invited to a child protection conference or a looked after review and want to understand more about what this means for you as a young person or as a parent. It may be that you have some worries about an adult who works or volunteers with children. We hope the following pages explain everything you need to know. Each part of our service has a separate page which will give you more information.
Child Protection Conferences
The people working in this service are called child protection conference chairs. This service is managed by the Head of Conferencing and Review in Kingston and Richmond. On this page you will be able to watch a video we made showing you what to expect if you are invited to a child protection conference. It also has other information about conferences and links to the child protection procedures by the Kingston and Richmond Children’s Safeguarding Partnership.
Child Looked After Reviews
The people working in this service are called independent reviewing officers. This service is managed by the Head of Conferencing and Review in Kingston and Richmond. On this page you will be able to watch a video we made showing you what to expect if you are invited to a looked after review. It also has some other information about child looked after reviews.
Local Authority Designated Officer Service
In Achieving for Children we call this the LADO service, and the purpose is to provide advice, assistance and oversight if we have concerns about adults who either work or volunteer with children.We have one centralised service that covers Kingston. On this page you will be able to be directed to our referral form and information leaflets. This service is managed by the Head of the LADO service.
Achieving for Children is committed to providing the very best services to children and their families and by doing so, increasing the life chances of the children so that they can live healthier, happier and safer lives. All practitioners and managers are responsible for improving outcomes for children, young people and their families through effective assessment, care planning and review. We measure this in a number of ways through audits, workshops, performance data and getting feedback from children, young people and their families who use our services across Achieving for Children. This service is managed by the Head of Practice Learning who works closely with the Quality Assurance and Improvement Manager.