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 Sara Tough, Executive Director, Children’s Services

I’m Sara Tough and I became the permanent Executive Director of Children’s Services here in Norfolk on the 30th October 2017.

There’s been considerable improvements in Children’s Services in Norfolk over the past couple of years with great professional opportunities and tackling challenges across all sectors; the pace of changes is fast and we are eager to welcome new colleagues to be part of our journey.

The support and resources from our corporate colleagues, other directorates and partners has been crucial to achieve whole system change. Making us even stronger is the clear political ambition and massive financial investments to that can really make a difference!

I BELIEVE WE ARE NOW ON THE LAUNCHING PAD TO ACHIEVE GREAT THINGS.

We have had strong leadership which I hope to secure to create long term stability in the New Year.  Our teams have grown in confidence and to be the best we can be, improvement will always be at the heart of our endeavour.

Learning from research, using evidence informed working models, establishing relationship based practices with a relentless focus on outcomes will ensure we can improve the lives of our children and young people in Norfolk.

The following pages will tell you more about our people and our wonderful county, why not have a look, you never know, living and working here may just be the thing for you!