• John Copps

Learning from the Family Valued approach to children's services in Newcastle

Mutual Ventures welcomes the publication of a report describing the process and lessons learnt one year into the implementation of Family Valued in Newcastle .

Family Valued is an approach to transforming children's services developed by Leeds City Council. It now forms one of the three innovations funded as part of the Department for Education's (DfE) Strengthening Families, Protecting Children (SFPC) Programme.


Newcastle City Council (NCC) began implementing Family Valued in December 2020. One year into the process, senior leaders, managers and practitioners in Newcastle share their views on what changes they are seeing, how the programme is being managed, and what their priorities are for the following year. This has been written up by Mutual Ventures.


Read the report: One year on: Lessons from the implementation of Family Valued in Newcastle


About Strengthening Families, Protecting Children (SFPC)


SFPC is a five-year programme set up by the DfE to support local authorities improve their work with children and families. The aim of the programme is to enable more children to stay at home in stable family environments so that fewer need to be taken in to care.


For more information and resources relating to the SFPC Programme click here.