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  1. NorthamptonshireChildren’s Centres Helping You to Help Yourself Alex Hopkins

  2. LGA Forecast National Income and Expenditure Paths Income falling 19% in cash terms, 23 % in real terms over this 9 year period Expenditure increases 14% in cash terms over decade, but unprecedented 6% fall in real terms

  3. LGA Forecast NCC Service Expenditure with Funding

  4. Prevention and Demand Management Janet Doran Assistant Director - Community Services

  5. What next for the Prevention and Demand Management strategy? 9th October – Cabinet decision • Agree not to implement a lead locality provider in each locality due to the impact of the MTFP budget position • Continue to delegate authority to Director, in consultation with Cabinet Member to extend, vary or terminate contracts etc. • Receive an update on the FEFF following receipt of census information

  6. Prevention and Demand Management Social Care Staff CCL Staff Contracted Services Other Statutory Services Vulnerable individuals/families /communities Business Systems Data Performance Information

  7. Targeted Prevention Team • Home Based Service • Targeted Support for families that are willing to change • Intervention when children and young people are at significant risk of being excluded from their families, education and community • Designed: • to promote wellbeing and positive social behaviour whilst decreasing negative behaviours that might result in families escalating into high cost specialist interventions.

  8. Bernadette Caffrey Targeted Prevention Manager Community Services Team Structure John Kelly Team Manager NorthamptonSt John’s, Tiffield Sarah Hillier Team Manager Wellingborough/ East NorthantsTithe Barn, Wboro Christine YorkTeam Manager Corby/KetteringGainsborough Rd Ctr, Corby Brian Bodsworth Team Manager Northampton Daventry & South NorthantsSt John’s, Tiffield Sham Hanif South Community Project Officer Sharon Stringer North Community Project Officer Area Support Officers Louise Woods South Northants Victoria Pinney Wellingborough and East Northants Joanne Brown Daventry Area Support Officers 1 xVacancy Corby/Kettering Lyndsey Gonulkirmaz Northampton East Kerrie Marks (Mat Leave) Northampton West Jackie Donegal Paul Lucas Senior Practitioners Karen Gardner Anita Longstaff Senior Practitioners Loretta White Deborah Gordon X1 Vacancy Senior Practitioners Jyoti Appiah Katie Flanagan Ranjit Sohal Senior Practitioners Anna Woodward Em Moore Kathrine CuginiGraham Old1 x vacancy Prevention Practitioners Rosanna Colantonio Kevin Standishday Lynn Bolton Bev Wright-Douglas Jackie Jones Prevention Practitioners Jonathan Buck Kathryn McCool Gillian McBride Meera ThakkarDebbie Robinson Prevention Practitioners Emily Kay Thelma Nix Margaret Dyer Stacey Lovell x1 vacancy Prevention Practitioners Caralyn Hillyard South Parenting Support Co-ordinator Debra Bartlett North Parenting Support Co-ordinator Lin Painting – Gypsy Roma and Traveller Worker Anwarul Momen – Bangladeshi Worker

  9. Targeting Support • Families where a need has been assessed through the Children’s Social Care, but not requiring Children’s Social Care interventions • Post Child Protection Plan – benefiting from a post deregistration support package to reduce the likelihood of them returning into the social care system and been reregistered. Work will focus on building resilience and reducing risk. • YOS • Persistent high risk Anti-social Behaviour

  10. Current Work on Pathways • One Front Door • Agreed Thresholds- referral system • Integrated Working Procedure Review • CAF – review and alignment with Prevention

  11. Developing a New Service Constant Services • Schools • Children’s Centres • TPT Variable Services • Domestic Violence • Drugs and Alcohol • Parenting Support • Low Level Mental Health Support • What blend of services do we need as we move forward?

  12. The future Role of Children’s Centres • Taking into account budget reductions – can children’s centres work in clusters to develop savings proposals of 10% and 20% that would minimise impact on service delivery? • Identify the opportunities and risks with regard the introduction of charging for some services? (questions on tables)

  13. Troubled Families

  14. Troubled Families Programme - Overview ‘Troubled families’ are households who: • Are involved in crime and anti‐social behaviour (ASB) • Have children not in school and • Have an adult on out of work benefits Further detail underpinning Three “filters” indicated in Guidance Thus by implication they cause high cost to public purse

  15. Troubled Families Programme Salient points: • We are “required” to “turn around” 1200 families over 3 years • We will need to work with more families - not all will be “turned around” • Payment by Results; “Results” defined by programme

  16. Troubled Families Programme Progress so far 157 meet 3/3, 667 - 2/3 criteria, across a spectrum of need Database developed Co-ordinator role ratified Wider information sharing agreement drafted Stakeholder meetings in place Commissioned service review undertaken Full project plan in place.