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Provider Information Sessions Welcome. Michelle Nicholls. CAF Briefing. Making CAF user friendly for services. Everyone who works with children, young people and families want them to achieve the best outcomes. C ommon Approach A ssessment of needs and strengths

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Provider information sessions welcome

Provider Information Sessions Welcome

Michelle Nicholls


Provider information sessions welcome

CAF Briefing

Making CAF user friendly for services


Common assessment framework caf

Everyone who works with children, young people and families want them to achieve the best outcomes.

Common Approach

Assessment of needs and strengths

Framework for working together

Common Assessment Framework - CAF


Caf in leicestershire

CAF in Leicestershire

CAF is being used across Leicestershire, it seems to be working

CAF is not as bureaucratic as once thought; it is a way of thinking about families that we know

The CAF thinking can be used as a brainstorm or to work collaboratively with a parent or young person to better understand their situation


Caf in leicestershire1

CAF in Leicestershire

Since April 2009 Dedicated CAF Team

7 CAF Coordinators –each locality covered by 1 or 2 workers

2 Strategy Managers with a locality focus

More flexible approach – listening to practitioners and making improvements to engage families early


The caf team will

The CAF team will:

advise and support regarding who is involved

check for existing tier 3 or 4 involvement

start to help you and the family put together an action plan as soon as the CAF assessment is received

make referrals on your behalf where the CAF can be used

in discussion with you and other services decide whether a Team Around the Family (TAF) is needed or other approach

support the Lead Professional

review and monitor.


The benefits

The benefits

whole family, flexible and bespoke approach once assessment completed

reduces stigma and more equitable

family involvement is central and betters the chances of improved outcomes

improved communication and workers feeling part of multi-agency team.


Provider information sessions welcome

Leicestershire’s

Children and Young People’s Service

‘Voice, Choice, Safety and Fulfillment’


Children s services

Children's Services

The Pathway to Services document has been produced to help clarify the roles and responsibilities of Specialist Services and early help services, aiming to encourage appropriate referral according to identification of need and service thresholds.

The paper was developed to clarify and aid understanding of social care thresholds for intervention.


Pathways to services

Pathways to Services

The document highlights the move to the language of priorities, emphasising the relative urgency of the response required by any given situation.

Therefore a Priority 1 concern indicates that a child or young person is at imminent risk of significant harm requiring an immediate response from specialist services, whereas a Priority 4 referral is low-risk and needs are likely to be met through universal provision.


Pathways to services1

Pathways to Services

This change in language enables Specialist Services to define more closely when it is appropriate for them to be involved and support partner agencies in recognising child protection concerns but also enables all agencies in considering alternative responses where the level of risk is less.

The document provides guidance around appropriate use of the Common Assessment Framework (CAF) and gives some indication of other services which may be available to support a child, young person or family with unmet needs.


Pathways to services2

Pathways to Services

The document highlights the move to the language of priorities, emphasising the relative urgency of the response required by any given situation.

Therefore a Priority 1 concern indicates that a child or young person is at imminent risk of significant harm requiring an immediate response from specialist services, whereas a Priority 4 referral is low-risk and needs are likely to be met through universal provision.


Sure start children s centre programme

Sure Start Children’s Centre Programme

Blaby, Oadby and Wigston


Key contacts

Key contacts:

Locality Partnership Group

John Adsley/Tim Brooke

Locality Partnership Co-ordinators

Louise Rossol

Children’s Centre Co-ordinator

Kate Gregg

Senior Family Outreach Worker

Family Outreach Team

Claire ReganHuncote CC

Sally WhitehouseBraunstone Town CC

Kerry BrookeCountesthorpe CC

Rachel BowerCountesthorpe CC

Family Outreach Team

Becky HarrisonWigston Magna CC

Chrissy GentSouth Wigston CC

Abeda ValliOadby (Walter Charles)

Business Support Team – 0116 2750246

Based at Huncote Children’s Centre


Ethos of programme

Ethos of programme

prevention

early intervention

reach into socially excluded /vulnerable communities not accessing mainstream services

additionality


Core offer

Core offer

child and family health services, ranging from ante natal support, breastfeeding support to advice on weaning, hygiene, teething, child development

appropriate support and outreach services to parents and carers, and children who have been identified as in need of them

advice and guidance on a range of subjects, such as parenting, local childcare options and access to specialist services for families like speech therapy, healthy eating advice or help with managing money 

help for parents to find work or training opportunities, using links to local Jobcentre Plus offices and training providers

support to Childminders (a base for a childminder network)


Core offer1

Core offer

The 6 locality programmes across Leicestershire were developed based on local needs, but there are some similarities, for example:

breastfeeding Support

partnership with Health Visiting teams

speech and Language input

work with teenage parents

MIMs

Change4Life


Vulnerable or disadvantaged groups

Vulnerable or disadvantaged groups

A key principle of this programme is to target services on those in most need:

Government/Core Offer/

National targets:

  • teenage parents

  • pregnant teenagers

  • lone parents

  • children in workless households

  • children in black and minority ethnic groups

  • disabled children

  • children with disabled parents

  • fathers

  • Examples of Locality needs:

  • children identified as ‘not ready for school’

  • children affected by DV

  • children whose parents have mental ill health

  • children and parents/carers who live in isolated areas

  • children who have erratic and inconsistent parenting

  • children affected by debt / poverty / obesity


Levels of work balance

Levels of work balance

Universal - Services anyone can attend – very limited

Targeted - aimed at specific groups/addresses specific needs

Outreach - vulnerable families requiringsupport to access services


Hierarchy of needs

Hierarchy of needs

Higher level of need

Lowest level of need


Provider information sessions welcome

What we can do

  • individual assessment of need when referrals are made; each one is considered on an individual basis

  • work with families where a child is subject to a Child Protection plan

  • attend Case Conferences, Core Groups, and inter-agency meetings


What we can do cont

What we can do cont.

We are a tier 2 agency that is concerned with:

primary prevention – i.e. working with universal colleagues to ensure problems do not arise/develop in the first place.

secondary prevention to tackle emerging difficulties and problems at the earliest point possible to get families back on track.


What we do not do

What we do not do

provide childcare

work with families where there are serious Child Protection concerns

parenting assessments

supervised contact

provide services such as ‘Play & Stay’ that are already available in the locality by other providers for all families.


Anticipated referrals

Anticipated referrals

Parents who have additional stressors, but who don’t meet Social Care criteria:

relationship difficulties

behaviour issues

financial/Job stress (redundancy)

parents who are facing stressors, e.g. if a partner is in prison.


Examples of referrals early years settings may want to make

Examples of referrals Early Years Settings may want to make…

behaviour management

SALT issues or language delay

children that may have witnessed domestic abuse of any nature

housing issues

children who may having eating issues – fussy eaters or are over weight.


What you do next

What you do next..

ask the parents permission to make contact with the Children’s Centre Programme

complete our Involvement Form

send to Huncote Children’s Centre (Hub), Sportsfield Drive, Huncote, Leicestershire LE9 4BS.


Pathways to services3

Pathways to Services

Leicestershire’s Children and Young People’s Service ‘Pathway to Services’ document can be accessed via:

http://llrchildcare.proceduresonline.com/chapters/contents_lshire.html#all_ch_pol


A guide for settings on school college based premises

Academies & Early Years

A guide for settings

on school/college based premises


Academies

Academies

  • What is an academy?

    • Publicly funded independent schools that provide a first class education

  • What is different about academies?

    • Greater freedoms to innovate and raise standards

      • Freedom from local authority control

      • The ability to set their own pay and conditions for staff

      • Freedoms around the delivery of the curriculum

      • The ability to change the lengths of terms and school days

  • How are they funded?

    • Directly by the Young People’s Learning Agency (YPLA)


Academies and childcare

Academies and Childcare

Who is the

Registered Person?

The school governors

Private, Voluntary,

Independent (PVI)

Becoming an Academy

conversion process


Provider information sessions welcome

Registration

The school governors

Private, Voluntary,

Independent (PVI)

Parents, staff, & other interested parties

receive a letter of consultation.

Q: Does the consultation outline the

future of the setting?

Action: Feedback if necessary on the

consultation.

Parents, staff, & other interested parties

receive a letter of consultation.

Q: Does the consultation outline the

future of the setting? Q: Is there a premises

agreement? Action: Feedback if necessary

on the consultation


Provider information sessions welcome

Application to convert/pre-approval checks

The school governors

Governing body starts the TUPE

Process to transfer staff to the academy.

Following Academy Order

Decision to register setting as a

separate legal entity. Application to Ofsted

for registration of setting if under 3’s.


Provider information sessions welcome

Achieve Funding Agreement

The school governors

Private, Voluntary,

Independent (PVI)

TUPE process completed.

Academy registered at Companies House

(Company limited by guarantee)

Premises agreement will be carried forward

to the Academy.

Academy registered at Companies House

(Company limited by guarantee)


Academies1

- Company Limited by Guarantee

Academies


Provider information sessions welcome

Pre-opening - Opening

The school governors

Private, Voluntary,

Independent (PVI)

Action:

LCC must be informed of the new bank

account and the new Ofsted registration.

A new FEEE contract will be issued for

the new company.

Action:

Review terms of the premises

agreement for renewal purposes.


Provider information sessions welcome

Checklist of milestones & actions

The school governors

Private, Voluntary,

Independent (PVI)

Action: Does the consultation outline the

future of the setting? Feedback on the

consultation if required.

Governing body starts the TUPE

Process to transfer staff to the academy.

Following Academy Order decide if

setting is to be a separate legal entity.

Action: Notify Ofsted of change to

setting’s registration.

TUPE process completed. Academy

(and setting if required) registered

at Companies House – Company limited

by guarantee

Action: InformLCC of the new bank

account details and the new Ofsted

registration.

Action: Sign and return the new FEEE

contract.

Action: Does the consultation outline the

future of the setting?

Action: Is there a premises agreement?

Action: Feedback on the consultation if

required

Premises agreement will be carried forward

to the Academy.

Academy registered at Companies House

(Company limited by guarantee)

Action:

Review terms of the premises agreement for

renewal purposes.


Provider information sessions welcome

Gordon Beck

0116 305 6816

[email protected]

Praksha Bathia

0116 305 8048

[email protected]

Further information or guidance?

Contact the Business Development Advisers


Free early education entitlement new guidance

Free Early Education Entitlement – New Guidance

Jane Norman – Business Support Team Manager


Provider information sessions welcome

Leicestershire’s Free Early Education Entitlement (FEEE) Guidance, (previously known as Nursery Education Funding) is now available on website and is based on the newly revised Code of Practice.

Provider Agreement’s have now been sent out to all settings, based on the new guidance - hopefully a good many will have been signed and returned to us by now.


Provider information sessions welcome

Central Government intended its new guidance to be less burdensome.

The new Code of Practice was written to assist local authorities, providers and parents by making it clear:

what outcomes different measures are seeking to achieve

what the legal duties are required by legislation

what local authorities should do to fulfill their statutory responsibility and ensure effective delivery.


Provider information sessions welcome

The new Code of Practice does not:

prescribe what is down to local authorities to determine or

provide guidance on how settings operate their private businesses, including charges for provision over and above the free entitlement.


Provider information sessions welcome

We have used the same format on the website for our guidance as feedback via our Monitoring Support Officers, has been very positive.

The format we have used is outcome based, the same as the Code of Practice and is:

  • user friendly

  • Interactive - you can click on whichever section you want to see which should give you immediate access

  • linked to other related documents such as the Inverse Proportion document, Provider Agreement and the many sample documents such as the Parental Statement Of Undertaking.


Provider information sessions welcome

Briefly, the Outcomes are:

Part A.

1) The Free Entitlement – that all eligible children are able to take up high quality early education regardless of their parent’s ability to pay

2) Flexibility – that children can take up their FEEE at times that best support their learning and fits the needs of their parents/carers.

3) Quality – that all children are able to take up their FEEE in a high quality setting.


Provider information sessions welcome

4) Funding the FEEE – that funding is fair and transparent and supports a diverse range of providers, enabling parents to choose a provider that best meets the needs of their child.

5) Delivery in Partnership – that LA’s and providers work effectively together to ensure children can access the FEEE in a variety of settings that meet the needs of their family


Provider information sessions welcome

Part B.

6) Securing Sufficient Childcare – that parents are able to work because childcare places are available, accessible and affordable, delivered flexibility at a range of high quality settings.

Part C.

7) Information for Parents/Carers – that comprehensive information is available for parents about their child’s entitlement to FEEE and what options are available in their area that meets their needs


Provider information sessions welcome

The main changes in our new FEEE guidance are:

Flexibility

  • No session should be longer than 10 hours

  • No session should be shorter than 2.5 hours

  • Not before 7.00 am or after 7.00 pm

  • For those settings such as independents who only open for 35 weeks, parents can now use their remaining weeks elsewhere.


Provider information sessions welcome

Quality

Inverse proportional support has changed to reflect:

  • settings receiving a grading of Ofsted Inadequate or Quality Category (QC) of 4, will need to achieve a QC of 3b or higher when re-assessed after receiving 18 hours of support over a period of 12 working weeks

  • those settings identified as Satisfactory ie 3a, b or c, will also need to achieve a QC of 2c or higher after receiving 18 hours of support over a period of 24 working weeks.


Provider information sessions welcome

Quality cont/d…

For settings who don’t achieve these grades, they will invoke Stage 1 of the de-validation process and will receive a further 18 hours of support over a further 12 working weeks, after which if they haven’t achieved the desired grade, they will loose their funding.


Provider information sessions welcome

Funding the Free Entitlement

  • The Early Years Single Funding Formula continues through the autumn 2012 and spring 2013 terms using the deprivation supplement based on where the setting is situated.

  • The new guidance states that from summer term 2013, this will change to the address of the child. This is a mandatory requirement by central government.


Provider information sessions welcome

Funding the FEEE cont/d…

  • The funded hours should always be shown as free hours on parent invoices. The rate we pay to providers is for you to deliver a service and is not intended to be ‘passed on’ to parents/carers. 

  • Any childminder applying to be validated to offer FEEE, can now do so with a quality category of a minimum of 3a, the same as settings offering full day care and pre-school groups.


Provider information sessions welcome

Delivery in Partnership

  • Sharing the Learning Journey and Transition Progress Summary with the child’s school is particularly important.

  • The new FEEE Guidance makes particular reference to the Mind the Gap documents, where there are six booklets giving top tips in each, to support practitioners in helping children to have a smooth transition to school.


Provider information sessions welcome

Any Questions?


2 year old funding

2 Year Old Funding

Jo M Fisher


2 year old funding1

2 Year Old Funding

Statutory requirement from Sept. 2013

1,100 places. 20% most disadvantaged

Guidance due out in September

Funding allocated around Feb. 2013


Pilot to start in april 2013 in two districts

Pilot to start in April 2013in two districts

North West Leicestershire

Charnwood

Capacity building for the roll out in September

Still limited places available for other districts


Provider information sessions welcome

NWL

Wards 18

Number of children 94

Number of providers 60

Outstanding 10

Good 35

Satisfactory 10

Inadequate 1

Other 4


Charnwood

Wards 23

Number of children 131

Number of providers 80

Outstanding 10

Good 56

Satisfactory 9

Other 5

Charnwood


Criteria entitlement to free school meals

Income Support

Income-based Job Seekers' Allowance

Income-related Employment and Support Allowance

Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999

The Guaranteed element of State Pension Credit

Child Tax Credit, provided they are not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190, as assessed by Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs

Looked after children and local conditions

Criteria: Entitlement to free school meals


Referral process

Children centres

Settings

Health visitors

Parents

We are working on the process and procedures.

Referral Process


Consultation on process

9th October NWL

10TH October Charnwood

Everyone is welcome.

Consultation on process


Provider information sessions welcome

Initially contacting providers in NWL and Charnwood

Questionnaire via Inform

Map out and identify gaps

Prioritising training to settings in the pilot areas

Email Jo.fisher @ leics.gov.uk


Questions

Questions?


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