POLL: Do you approve of Royal Borough plans to overhaul children's services?

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The day-to-day running of the Royal Borough’s children’s services could be handed over to community interest company Achieving for Children.

Back in March, the borough confirmed its commitment to delivering children’s services through a community interest company and has since been carrying out due diligence work.

Achieving for Children is owned by the London Borough of Richmond-upon-Thames and the Royal Borough of Kingston-upon-Thames.

The move would see the borough become an equal shareholder in the company.

If the decision is approved, staff will continue to work in Royal Borough offices but will be employed by Achieving for Children. There are currently 277 staff within the children’s directorate.

Cabinet is set to discuss the proposals on Thursday.

Ahead of the meeting, we want to know your thoughts on the proposals. Do you think the move will help improve the department or are you concerned for its future?

Let us know your thoughts and vote in our poll above.

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