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Every Child Matters in Lincolnshire. Children and Young People’s Strategic Partnership (CYPSP). Joint Area Review of Children’s Services in Lincolnshire (JAR). www.lincolnshirechildren.net. Joint Area Review of Children’s Services in Lincolnshire.
Children and Young People’s Strategic Partnership (CYPSP)
Joint Area Review
This guide is about the JAR and what it means
for the children, young people, their families
and the support services and agencies
The Children and Young People’s Strategic Partnership Board (CYPSP)
is the project board for the JAR and will have an overview of the whole process.
The Director of Children’s Services for Lincolnshire is the Chair of the CYPSP.
Should you have any questions or queries in respect of the JAR, please contact:
Senior Project Officer – Sue Bennett firstname.lastname@example.org. uk
Project Officer – Jo Sims email@example.com
Corporate Performance Assessment (CPA)
Three yearly assessment that measures the County Council’s proven
ability to engage with and lead their communities, deliver community
priorities in partnership with others and ensure continuous involvement
across the range of council services.
Annual Performance Assessment (APA)
An annual assessment (carried out jointly by Ofsted and the Commission for
Social Care Inspection (CSCI)) that focuses on the County Council’s
contribution to children’s services and to agree action required to improve the
quality of children’s services.
Joint Area Review (JAR)
A three yearly multi-agency inspection to describe what life is like for
children and young people growing up in an area. It will evaluate
and make a judgement about how well, collectively, all services improve
the well-being of children and young people in that area.
The JAR will look at how well we are improving outcomes for
children and young people by:
You may be asked to contribute by:
The JAR will gather evidence from:
evidence of the views and experiences of children and young people,
and how local services work together to improve outcomes.
The inspection team will choose one or two to visit and look at in
area is in line with the average for the county
are above average for the county
as SureStart, health and child care providers.
The three area of Lincolnshire identified for consideration are:
The inspectors will choose one or two of these areas for a detailed
Multi-agency working groups have been set up to begin the preparations.
The Inspection Team will visit the neighbourhood to learn what life is like for children and young people in the area. They will seek to do so by:
A report will be produced which will include a clear expression of findings and judgements. It will highlight:
Grade 3: A service that consistently delivers above minimum requirements for users
Grade 2: A service that delivers only minimum requirements for users
Grade 1: A service that does not deliver minimum requirements for users
Joint Area Review of Children’s Services in LincolnshireJAR Grades:
Joint Area Reviews –
(Children and young people are: physically healthy; mentally and emotionally
healthy; sexually healthy; have healthy lifestyles; choose not to take illegal drugs)
1.1.parents and carers receive support to keep their children healthy
1.2.healthy lifestyles are promoted for children and young people
1.3. action is taken to promote children and young people’s physical health
1.4.action is taken to promote children and young people’s mental health
1.5.looked after children’s health needs are addressed
1.6.the health needs of children and young people with learning difficulties
and/or disabilities are addressed
Outcome 2 - Staying Safe
(Children and young people are: safe from maltreatment, neglect, violence and sexual exploitation; safe from accidental injury and death; safe from bullying and discrimination; safe from crime and anti-social behaviour in and out of school; have security and stability and are cared for)
2.1.children and young people and their carers are informed about key risks to their
safety and how to deal with them
2.2.children and young people are provided with a safe environment
2.3.the incidence of child abuse and neglect is minimised
2.4.agencies collaborate to safeguard children according to the requirements of the
current government guidance
2.5.services are effective in establishing the identity and whereabouts of all children and
young people aged 0 –16
2.6.action is taken to avoid children and young people having to be looked after
2.7.looked after children live in safe environments and are protected from abuse and
2.8 children and young people with learning difficulties and/or disabilities live in safe
environments and are protected from abuse and exploitation
3.1.parents and carers receive support in helping their children to enjoy and achieve
3.2. early years provision promotes children’s development and well-being and helps them
meet early learning goals
3.3.action is taken to ensure that education provision for 5–16 year olds is of good quality
3.4.children and young people are encouraged to attend and enjoy school and enabled to achieve highly
3.5.educational provision is made for children who do not attend school
3.6. all children and young people can access a range of recreational activities, including play and voluntary learning provision
3.7.children and young people who are looked after are helped to enjoy and achieve
3.8 children and young people with learning difficulties and/or disabilities are helped to enjoy and achieve
(Children and young people engage in decision-making and support the community and environment; engage in law-abiding and positive behaviour in and out of school; develop positive relationships and choose not to bully and discriminate; develop self-confidence and successfully deal with significant life changes and challenges, develop enterprising behaviour).
4.1.children and young people are supported in developing socially and emotionally
4.2. children and young people, particularly those from vulnerable groups, are supported in managing changes and responding to challenges in their lives
4.3.children and young people are encouraged to participate in decision-making and in supporting the community
4.4.action is taken to reduce anti-social behaviour by children and young people
4.5.action is taken to prevent offending and to reduce re-offending by children and young people
4.6.children and young people who are looked after are helped to make a positive contribution
4.7 children and young people with learning difficulties and/or disabilities are helped to make a positive contribution.
Outcome 5 - Achieving Economic Well-being
(Children and young people: engage in further education, employment or training on leaving school; are ready for employment; live in decent homes and sustainable communities; have access to transport and material goods; live in households free from low-income)
5.1.action is taken by partners to support families in maximising their economic
5.2.young people aged 11-19 are helped to prepare for working life
5.3. action is taken to ensure that 14–19 education and training is planned and
delivered in a coordinated way, and to ensure that education and training
(for 16–19 year olds) is of good quality
5.4.community regeneration initiatives address the needs of children and
5.5.action is taken to ensure that young people have decent housing
5.6.children and young people who are looked after are helped to achieve
5.7. children and young people with learning difficulties and/or disabilities are
helped to achieve economic well-being.