Overview of Children and Families

The vision for Stirling Council's Children and Families/Criminal Justice Service is to support our children and young people within their local area, keeping all Stirling children who need care in the Stirling area. The service was formed as part of the restructure of the Council in 2016 to deliver on this vision working closely with partner agencies and in particular with Schools and Learning as an effective children's service.

To allow us to provide better services locally, future developments include commissioning intensive support services to work with young people and their families to keep them at home. The transformation of our current children's home will allow us to provide better services for our most vulnerable children locally. The service is continuing to extend and improve our fostering service. The Service Plan for 2018/19 provides further information on the main stategic plans for Children & Families.

Joining up Health and Social Care in Forth Valley

Stirling Council, Clackmannanshire Council and NHS Forth Valley Health Board are working together on a dramatically different approach to provide the ambitious programme of reform.   Find out more about joining up Health and Social Care in Forth Valley.

Social Services Business Plan

The Social Services business plan details actions that Social Services will contribute to Clackmannanshire and Stirling Council's key priority outcomes.

Corporate parenting

The Corporate Parenting strategy aims to develop a clear commitment to Looked After Children and young people to improve outcomes.

Reshaping older people's care

It is estimated that the number of people aged over 75 years will almost double in the next 20 years.  Social Services are working in partnership with NHS Forth Valley to bring transformational changes to reshaping care for older people.

Stirling Care Village

Plans for the Stirling care village transforms the way we deliver services to older people by bringing together a wide range of social care, health, training and GP services on one site.

Our plans are being developed in joint partnership with NHS Forth Valley and Forth Valley College.

Find out more in our Frequently Asked Questions.

Strategy for Autism

We have developed a local Autism Strategy in partnership with Clackmannanshire Council, NHS Forth Valley, the Third Sector, Carers and Service Users.

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