Introduction from Pamela Wharton Thank you for showing your interest in a role here in Trafford. I hope that you find the information we have provided helpful and that you feel that Trafford is somewhere you want to come and work. I took up my post here as the Director of Early Help and Social Care in 2020 and I feel very privileged to work with some wonderful managers and practitioners across all of the services here. There is an absolute passion for the work that we do with our children and families here in Trafford. We believe that any intervention from our services should make life better for those families that we work with. Trafford is a great place to work but we are striving to make it even better. You will see from the information provided that we are on an improvement journey following an Ofsted inspection in March 2019. We have an ambitious plan for improving our services and we are committed to achieving this. In March 2021 we welcomed Ofsted to Trafford for the Focussed Visit. Our letter is published on the Ofsted website which I would encourage you to read. However, this letter doesn’t outline all of the very detailed feedback we were given by the inspection team at the time. We were really pleased with the feedback in that, they told us we knew ourselves well and that we have the right plans in place to make the improvements required. We still have much to do and we are looking forward to welcoming new colleagues to the service to come and join us in this journey. I really hope that you do decide to make an application to join us here as together we can truly make a difference.