Lucy Allan MP has welcomed the news that Telford and Wrekin will be one of the first areas in the country to implement the Government's new Strengthening Families, Protecting Children programme.
The programme is designed to support parents and children with professional advice from social workers, psychologists and mental health workers. It focuses on a comprehensive family safeguarding approach to help protect children and enable parents to improve difficult home environments.
Lucy Allan MP has campaigned in support of greater help for families and children who are helped by social services since becoming an MP and is a member of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Looked-after Children & Care Leavers.
You can read more about the Strengthening Families programme on the Government's website here.
Lucy Allan MP said:
"I am delighted that Telford will be one of the first places in the country to implement the Government's new all-encompassing approach to family support and child safeguarding.
It is fitting that Telford should be chosen as a pilot for the scheme given my efforts to shape Government policy on this throughout my time in Parliament. I have worked closely with Ministers and held debates to push the Government towards a more comprehensive model of social and care service provision.
Outcomes for children in care show just how important this new programme is and I will continue to fight for families in Parliament and seek to build on this welcome new initiative going forwards."