Presentation on theme: "Val Shanks-Pepper Lead Commissioner, SEN/Disability"— Presentation transcript:
1 Val Shanks-Pepper Lead Commissioner, SEN/Disability The ContextVal Shanks-PepperLead Commissioner,SEN/Disability
2 SLCN missing link in social exclusion chain Child and adolescent mental health,Teenage pregnancy,NEET,Behavioural difficulties andLow levels of achievement.
3 3 Issues of Concern Nationally the growing recognition of the scale of children’s poor communication,the increased awareness of the need for early intervention andthe importance of skills development for the entire children’s workforce.
4 There is a cost the cost of poor communication skills to the individual child andto Liverpool as a city
5 What will make the difference Key factors in the successful development of children’s communication skills are:skilled and confident parents ,focused early intervention programmes,integrated approaches anda developed children’s workforce
6 THE SLCN Need in Liverpool 10% of all children long-term persistent SLC N,> 50% of children on school entry - transient difficulties / delayed language with the right support, are likely to catch up SLCN is central to and common across most areas of disability /SEN
7 SLCN are risk factors in Social Exclusion Communication and healthPoor communication is a risk factor for mental health difficulties and problem behaviour.Children with delayed language are less likely to talk about their thoughts and feelings than their peers .
8 SLCN are risk factors in Social Exclusion Large numbers of children with social, emotional and behavioural difficulties have undetected communication problems.Children with undetected SLCN are at greater risk of exclusion from school
9 The problem is beyond SEN Prevalence indicates SLCN is public health issueIt should be everybody's businessThe challenge is so great we need to eat the elephant in chunksThe concern is raised in this city – Scrutiny Panel
10 10,000 SLCN Disability/2,000 SALT caseload Fluctuating population up and down50,000-80,000 SLCN Vulnerable
11 The Challenge for UsTo be more effective and efficient in impacting on outcomes for the great mass of childrenChildren’s SALT service have adopted Care AimsNow – we propose Care Aims as the common methodology for us all
12 WhyWe need a common framework with a common language to get a better fit on how specialist services impact on the full range of child need NOT just the referrals that get through the system to them!We MUST move away from ‘condition’ focus instead to ask ‘what is the impact the condition will have on the child’s life
13 WHY? To do this properly we need whole system engagement We have approx 30 SALT in this city- not able to address the breadth and depth of the problemQuestion:How many teachers?How many health visitors?How many social workersHow many youth workers
14 What is the Care Aims Model? A standardised way of capturing and communicating professional reasoningA clear and comprehensive way of demonstrating professional effectivenessAn systematic way of supporting and demonstrating professional reflection
15 What is the Care Aims Model Helps to refocus resources where they can make the most difference by being outcomes driven and not demand ledA sound framework for managing caseloads and workloadsA framework to support service design, planning and evaluation
16 Pulling down of Level 3Level 3Level 2Level 1 – Schools/GPs
17 Our VisionMobilisation of the workforce to work more effectively together to get better outcomes for children with SLCN