Integrated WorkingHilary EllamHead of Integrated Working Children, Young People and Families Workforce Development Council
CWDC’s role • Policy Context – Expert group • CWDC’s national programme for IW • IW Evaluation / Self Assessment – • initial feedback • Reports – help with what a local report should look like.
CWDC - who are we? From 1st April 2008 - ENDPB • Sector Skills Council – only one with remit for IW • Workforce Reform Body – beyond our footprint • Delivery Agent • Secretariat to the Children’s Workforce Network
The Children’s Workforce Network (England) Skills for Care and Development CWDC Skills for Justice TDA Skills for Health General Teaching Council Children’s Workforce Network (England) Children’s Workforce Network (England) Lifelong Learning UK General Social Care Council SkillsActive Improvement and Development Agency Creative and Cultural Skills Nursing and Midwifery Council
What do we mean by integrated working? An Integrated workforce? Integrated working is where everyone supporting children and young people works together effectively to put the child at the centre, meet their needs and improve their lives. Agreed definition between CWDC and DCSF Integrated workforce – striving for a common thread, that binds the workforce, a common set of skills and knowledge e.g. the common core. “Its easy to talk about and challenging to implement”
Policy context.. high priority.. The Children’s Plan • Revised timescale – 2010 • Emphasis – universal, early intervention and prevention Working closely with DCSF, TDA & NSCL…….. Building Brighter Futures: Next Steps for the Children’s Workforce • Expert Group Leading and Managing Children’s Services in England
CWDC’s remit……… • Implementation not policy • Oct 06 inherited CAF, LP, IS, MAW, Championing Children, Common Core (ECM) • CWDC Induction Standards • Skills for Care Supervision Unit • Annual progress towards implementation • Work closely with DCSF- IW, L&M, IsAM
National team programme 08/09 “Children’s Trust arrangements understand and are able to deliver integrated working, so that the Children’s Plan 2010 commitment on prevention and early intervention and the ECM outcomes are met” Communications Campaign • Conferences • Share - “Joining the pieces” • IW Award • Updating / new publications • Review the arrangements for delivering training on integrated working processes and practices
Leading integrated working • A strategy for leadership and Management for all Children’s Trust partners • Structure and content of a middle managers programme • Models of supervision • Common Approaches to Induction Supporting integrated working – links to core offer • 7 million to local areas , each year for 3 years • IW SAT – WFR SAT • Programme of events
THE FRAMEWORK DRAFT shared identity, purpose and vision common values and language behaviours focused on positive outcomes for children and young people integrated working practices high quality, appropriately trained workforce complementary roles focused around children and young people capacity to deliver and keep children safe outcomes focus Creating a world class workforce for children, young people and families
Progress towards IW…… Two phases- Phase 1 – Sept 07 – March 09 • Different stages – locally, within localities and sectors of workforce • Clear vision but no plan on how • CAF – reducing duplication, earlier identification, earlier support • LP – wider range of professionals taking on role. – Police, Housing • 58 Models/ names for MA teams, TAC and Locality most common.
Phase 2 – self assessment (Feb – Sept 08) • IW Self assessment – 2nd June – 11th July • 2 parts – Strategic and implementation • 146 local areas signed up – 97.7% participated • 66% return rate • 83% for strategic leads and 63.9% for implementation managers
National picture seen by Minister and Expert Group, as well as CWDC, and key stakeholders Local Reports complied from locally submitted data + national average. What would be the most helpful format? Regional profiles Regional Development Managers – core offer What next ….. 3 reports
Our core offer to Local Areas (Children’s Trusts) • Assisting children’s trusts to understand the wider workforce reform/integrated working programme through the new workforce reform framework, assisting them to assess their own progress and develop workforce reform strategies to move forward • Helping them to understand CWDC occupation specific products with respect to their workforce reform strategy • Money and information/knowledge/data to help them do this – including a new grant and WSPP funding • Direct support to address specific areas identified in their self assessment
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