Sutton Children’s Services is part of Sutton Council’s People Directorate.
In May 2018, Sutton Children’s Services underwent a service transformation which focused on increasing our early help offer to families, introducing locality teams and implementing our new model of restorative practice. The principles behind these changes were:
- Putting children and young people at the heart of assessment and planning;
- Intervening at the earliest point to prevent escalation of need;
- Promoting a multi agency collaborative approach; and
- Offering families a consistent professional relationship.
Since this time, further changes have led to further expanding our early help capacity by having a team of Restorative Family Coaches, a new Integrated Youth Service offering support to at risk adolescents and launching our new Children’s First Contact Service.