A partnership of three children’s charities could be formed in Glasgow to help vulnerable young people and their families.

Glasgow councillors have been asked to approve three one-year contracts, totalling £615,000, for Barnardo’s, Includem and Action for Children.

It will enable all three providers to employ full-time support workers.

They would deliver “intensive” outreach support for vulnerable children, considered “at the edge of care”, in their local communities.

“This proposal if approved will enable social work services and education to work with the three service providers to review and evaluate a substantially different way of working with vulnerable children and young people and their families in the communities where they live,” a council report states.

The report states the current use of high cost external services “does not achieve the care and educational attainment outcomes required for Glasgow’s children looked after and accommodated away from home”.

Known as the Intensive Outreach Family Support Service (IOFSS), the partnership would support young people moving from high cost placements and divert others from becoming looked after and accommodated.