WELCOMEto theServices for Children and Young PeopleManagers’ Planning & Review Day 23rd May 2007
DARREN SHAW Director of Services for Children and Young People
January – Survey Said>>> • Intro/feedback =34/3 • Business plan devt =30/7 • Contribution to business plan =28/4/4 • Service reviews update =23/3/2 • Networking activity =34/2/1 • Integrated working = 30/4/1 • Risk management =26/3/8 • JAR =36 • Q&A =29/4 • Conclusion =28 • Enjoy? =26/1
Today Key themes – 2007-08 Bus Plan Working with schools Service reviews updates JAR Staff Survey Group Director Sharing best practice
Year end achievements School Attendance Launch of Outreach service New Hospital Education Service Timeliness of Assessments (Statements/ IAs / CAs) Outcomes for LAC Gloucestershire’s profile
CYPP Aims To continue to improve ________ for ___ _______ ___ _____ _______ Reduce _______ between ____ ________ for most and ____ ________ for some Reshape services to ensure ___ ______ ___ of high quality _________, ________ and ___________ provision
CYPP Aims To continue to improve outcomes for all CYP Reduce the gap between good outcomes for most and poor outcomes for some Reshape services to ensure the right mix of high quality universal, targeted and specialist provision
Change objectives Give CYP a ______ Improve and simplify ______ to services Develop a coherent pattern of better ______ Improve ______ of universal, targeted and specialist services Maximise the impact of _________
SCYP Priorities • EHWB • Assessments • Family Support Services (BHLP) • Co-ordn CYPwD • SEN strategy • Placements • Behaviour • Care matters
Beyond SCYP… Change programme – CYPSP GCC Integrated working / area based commissioning
From here to JAR-ternity… Quality of delivery Evidence through records Demonstrating impact
TIM BROWNE Head of Children and Young People’s Services (Cheltenham and Tewkesbury)
Priorities • C&YP live in safe communities and feel safe • All C&YP are supported to achieve their potential • C&YP are supported by a highly effective workforce
Raise Attendance, Raise Children’s Chances! What does “Good attendance” mean?
Do you know what your child's attendance is? • Do you know what it means? ?
This is Bethany. She is in Year 7 and has 90% attendance. • Is that good? • What does this mean?
Bethany thinks this is pretty good, so do her parents. Are they right? 90%attendance=½ day missedevery week!! (Would your boss like you to be off work this much??). That’s practically part time! Absent half a day every week
=½a schoolyear missed! 90%attendance over5years ofsecondary school…. ½ a year absent from school
Lets look a little closer….. 1 school yearat 90%attendance =4whole weeks of lessonsMISSED!!! 38 school weeks Absent for 4 weeks
What impact might this have on Bethany’s life……? Research suggests that17 missedschool daysa year=GCSE gradeDROPin achievement. (DfES) The greater the attendance the greater the achievement.
Secondary School Key Stage 4 Performance by Average Absence Sessions 2003/4 % achieving any qualification % 5 or more grades A-C (Level 2 threshold) 100 80 60 % 15-y-o achieving 40 20 0 Less than 15 (7.5 days) 15-20 (7.5 to 10 days) 20-25 (10 to 12.5 days) 25-30 (12.5 to 15 days) 30-35 (15 to 17.5 days) 35-40 (17.5 to 20 days) Over 40 (20+ days) Average No. of Sessions Absence per Pupil 2003/4
What could Bethany’s potential earnings look like? Graduate degree£15.01 per hour A levels£10.25 per hour GCSE’s £9.02 per hour. no qualifications£7.44 per hour. Potential Earnings average per hour Qualifications What do you want for your child?
If a school canimproveattendance by1%,they will see a5-6%improvement inattainment.(Department for Education and Skills) By ensuring attendance remains above95%,will allow children and young people toachievetheir potential. Attend and Achieve!
Attendance Strategy • Data • Tackling key threats • Community: 360 degree responsibility • Schools: targeted input and support • Young people: consultation and celebration • Beyond attendance data – ‘missing children’
SUE BUTCHER Head of Children and Young People’s Services (Stroud/Cotswold)
Key themes for 2007/08 • Initial and Core Assessments • Emotional Health and Wellbeing • Domestic Abuse • Family Support Service Review • (phases 1 and 2) • Out of Hours Services • Integrated Children’s System (ICS) • File Audits • Budget Holding Lead Professional
Head of Specialist Services STEWART KING
Key Themes for 2007/8 • Children and Young People with Disabilities • SEN Strategy • Commissioning Strategy – Children’s • Placements • Assessment of need for CYPD and SEN • Review Statementing Strategy and SEN • funding
Enabling mainstream provides all services • Engaging effectively with parents • ‘Bedding in’ structural and cultural change • Playing an active role in major cross-service development e.g. • Integrated working • BHLP • Children’s centers • Extended services • Childcare • Improving record-keeping/files
CHRIS SANDS Head of Children and Young People’s Services (Forest and Gloucester)
Key Themes for 2007/08 • Further improving outcomes • Looked after Children and Young People • Family Intervention Project • Educational Psychology Service • Behaviour Support Service • Unaccompanied Asylum Seekers
Working with Schools Mary Holland Senior Assistant Education Officer
Children & Young People with Disabilities Alison Cathles Service Manager CYPwD/SEN
“You don’t understand what it’s like”: improving outcomes for children and young people with disabilities
3 to 4 times more likely to be abused 4 to 6 times more likely to have mental ill-health More likely to grow up in residential placements 13 times more likely to be excluded from school 2 times as likely to be NEET at the age of 16 55% grow up in families living in poverty or on its margins Disabled children/young people are:
There has been a significant increase in the prevalence of severe disability and complex need over the past 10 years Children under 16 are the fastest growing disability age group Approximately 5000 children in Gloucestershire? Locallythe number of children and young people with profound and multiple learning disability increased by over 106% between 2001 and 2006 What else do we know?
Families have to fight to get services Services, when they get them, are mostly good Young people and their families want to be included in their communities and local activities but often are not Short term breaks are very important and very scarce Families want more advice and information and much better support moving into adult life Young people and parents want more choice and more control and to be listened to What do parents & young people tell us?
Specialist services are under a lot of pressure from increasing demand Mainstream/universal services are struggling to support more disabled children and need more support from specialist services Gaps include support for young people with LD or ASD and challenging behaviour; specialist health service support for young people with LD National estimate: services under funded by up to 70% What we know about local (and national) services
Inclusion Partnership with young people and parents to commission services and develop support Self-directed support Integrated working focused on closing the gap in terms of outcomes. The way forward
Behaviour Workstream Keith Elliott Behaviour Support Manager
Behaviour Workstream • Behaviour Support Services • EBD Special Schools • Early Intervention • GRS
Amalgamate services Improve access Improve access to training Exclusion of vulnerable children and young people Behaviour Workstream ProposalsBehaviour support services:
Improve the quality of assessment Develop holistic support Improve the continuum of provision Early Intervention: Increase the training capacity EBD Special Schools:
Eugene O’Kane Head of Youth Support Services
Youth Matters • Reforms to Information, Advice and Guidance • ‘Places to Go, Things to Do’ – the Youth Offer • Volunteering and Active Citizenship • Targeted Youth Support All informed and developed in partnership with young people
Youth Support Projects • IAG – lead by Andrew Pugh (Connexions). Informed by 14-19 Education reforms (IAG for learning) and Youth Matters (access to IAG) • Youth Offer – lead by Terry Pullen (YS). Statutory duty on LA to provide positive activities for young people aged 13-19. A key aspect is consultation on: • Existing provision • Where are the gaps • Barriers to access • Addressing the issues raised
Youth Support Projects • Volunteering – lead by Sarah Thompson (YG). To establish a partnership of providers for youth volunteering. Capacity building and improve accreditation – with established organisation and the new V programme. • Targeted Youth Support – lead by Frances Morgan (Connexions) and Helen Jones (YS). Two pilots: • Cotswold, integrated on a network basis • Gloucester, integrated team under a single management arrangement
Integrated Youth Support Services • Will deliver the Youth Matters ambitions • Is about providing services to all young people according to need • Connexions transition – funding to the Local Authority • Tendering process for external provider • Integrated planning, commissioning and delivery of services • Development of a ‘Youth PSA’