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County Council wins Families First Quality Award


Gloucestershire County Council has been recognised for its excellent work in providing information, advice and assistance to local families.

The county council’s ‘Family Information Service’ has finished the ‘Family First Quality’ award. This award acknowledges the hard work the team have done in exceeding its statutory obligations; making sure families are being kept at the heart of practice.

Gloucestershire Family Information Service also completed the standards for ‘special educational needs and disabilities (SEND)’; showing its excellence at engaging with families who have additional needs.

Cllr Richard Boyles, Cabinet Member for Children and Young People said: “This is well-deserved and demonstrates the hard work of our Family Information Service, not only in achieving the award but also in their day-to-day interactions with families and professionals providing valuable information, advice and guidance.”

Megan Jarvie, Head of Policy and Communications at the Family and Childcare Trust said: “The Families First Quality Award gives Gloucestershire Family Information Service the recognition they deserve, giving staff the confidence they need to provide an excellent service to families in their local area.”

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