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Indigo Children’s Services

The social enterprise specialising in improving outcomes for children and families.

Indigo supports children’s centres, nurseries, schools (including academies, free schools and independent schools)  and children’s services to provide outstanding services for children and families.

We specialise in providing children’s centre improvement services including: improvement partners, toolkits and resources, staff training and full centre reviews / mock inspections. 

We also provide local authority improvement services; support with tendering, bid writing and fundraising; research and evaluation services; training for professionals who work with children and families; interim management; recruitment; and support to develop Free School applications.  

The Indigo team is made up of highly experienced children’s services professionals from a wide range of backgrounds including teaching, social work, health and academia. All of the team are subject to safe recruitment processes including Disclosure and Barring Service checks.

Latest News
  • Exciting opportunity – Head of Service role at Family Friends

    Family Friends in Windsor and Maidenhead are recruiting a new Head of Service – more details of the role available here. Read more →

  • ***NEW*** This month’s free to download safeguarding activity is now available!

    In addition to providing safeguarding training and other support, Indigo publishes free to download safeguarding activities. Teams can use these (for example in team meetings) to keep their safeguarding knowledge and practice current. We publish a new activity each month – subscribe to our news feed (scroll to the bottom of the linked page) to receive a Read more →

  • Travelling fellowship – Vikki Raymond

    We worked with Vikki Raymond as part of our strategic partnership with The Children’s Society (TCS). Through her work managing children’s centres in Devon, Vikki developed an interest in whether there might be alternative ways to harness the power and knowledge within local communities to improve outcomes for children. With a travelling fellowship from the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust and Read more →

  • Designated Safeguarding Officer training – call for participants

    A call for interested parties to undertake Designated Safeguarding Officer training. We are looking to run a course in June and have a small number of delegates already interested. If you would be interested in a 2 day DSO course at £200 per person, please get in touch. (Discounts will be available for multiple participants from Read more →

  • Calling all Early Years workers – please complete our survey!

    We are currently carrying out some research to support the charity Living Streets with introducing their Walk to School campaign in Early Years settings. If you work in the early years, please help us and Living Streets and take 5 minutes to complete this short, anonymous survey today. Please also share with your networks! Thank you. Read more →

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