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Permanency resource pack

This resource pack is designed to help councillors understand what permanency is, the factors that can have an impact and the questions that will help to understand what’s working well and what could be improved.

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Every child and young person deserves stability – somewhere safe that they can come home to every day, relationships that are nurtured and developed over time, and a sense of security and belonging. We know that this stability is one of the things that helps children to achieve good outcomes, and for those who come into the care of local councils, it is why working towards permanency from the very start is so important.

As corporate parents, it is incumbent on all of us to strive for the very best for the children and families in our care. Permanence can make such a difference to a child’s life, and it is our job to make sure that all children have the chance to find the loving, stable environment they deserve.