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Strathclydes Children: Working together to improve the lives of children and young people Interprofessional Working and the Children and Young People (Scotland)

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1 Strathclydes Children: Working together to improve the lives of children and young people Interprofessional Working and the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act Andrew Kendrick, Claire Cassidy & John Paul Fitzpatrick

2 Childrens rights Corporate parenting Childrens services planning Childs plans Provision of named person Early learning and childcare After care and continuing care Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014

3 Scottish Governments aim: to create a programme of change in the culture and practice of all services that affect the lives of children, young people and their families. Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014

4 Kilbrandon – Social Education Department Youth strategies in the 1980/90s Children (Scotland) Act 1995 Getting it Right for Every Child (GIRFEC) Interprofessional working

5 Structures and systems Communication and information Professional and organisational priorities Whether partnership perceived as mutually beneficial Defending agency budgets Barriers to partnership

6 Inter-professional working and the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014 Children – the missing link?

7 …steps which they could take which would or might better secure better or further effect in Scotland of the UNCRC requirements Report every three years on progress and plans...must take such account as they consider appropriate of any relevant views of children of which the Scottish Ministers are aware Rights

8 Adopted by UN General Assembly, December Everyone has the right to know, seek and receive information about all human rights and fundamental freedoms and should have access to human rights education and training. 2. Human rights education and training is essential for the promotion of universal respect for and observance of all human rights and fundamental freedoms for all, in accordance with the principles of the universality, indivisibility and interdependence of human rights. 3. The effective enjoyment of all human rights, in particular the right to education and access to information, enables access to human rights education and training. Declaration on Human Rights Education and Training

9 Some questions/issues to think about…

10 Are they human? Pick a number And/or Definitions are tricky

11 UNCRC Articles 12 and 13 Age and maturity Consultation and collaboration Planning Complaints Reporting so far as reasonably practicable to ascertain and have regard to the views of the child… Voice

12 Meaningful; authentic Power Voice Space Audience Influence (Lundy, 2007) Partnership – where is the child? Participation

13 Corporate Parenting

14 Scottish Ministers Local authorities Childrens Hearings Scotland National Convener of CHS The Principal Reporter Scottish Childrens Reporter Administration Health Boards Healthcare Improvement Scotland Scottish Qualifications Authority Skills Development Scotland Care Inspectorate Scottish Social Services Council Corporate Parents Scottish Sports Council Chief constable of the Police Service of Scotland Scottish Police Authority Scottish Fire and Rescue Service Scottish Legal Aid Board Commissioner for Children and Young People in Scotland Mental Welfare Commission for Scotland Scottish Housing Regulator Bòrd na Gàidhlig Creative Scotland Colleges and University

15 Duty of every corporate parent: –to be alert to matters which, or which might, adversely affect the wellbeing of children and young people, –to assess the needs of those children and young people for services and support it provides, –to promote the interests of those children and young people, –to seek to provide those children and young people with opportunities to participate in activities designed to promote their wellbeing, –to take such action as it considers appropriate to help those children and young people to access opportunities it provides and to make use of services, and access support, which it provides. Corporate Parenting Responsibilities

16 Pre-school child – health board makes arrangements for the named person All other children – local authority makes arrangements for the named person What a Named Person does: –Advising, informing or supporting the child or young person, or a parent –Helping the child or young person, or a parent to access a service or support –Raising matters about the child or young person with a service provider or relevant authority Duty to help a named person Duty to share information –Information shared in breach of a duty of confidentiality is not to be provided to any other person Provision of Named Persons

17 If the child has a wellbeing need – that is if the childs wellbeing is being, or is at risk of being, adversely affected by any matter AND can be met by a targeted intervention The childs plan is to contain a statement of: –The childs wellbeing need –The targeted intervention Who is to provide it How it is to be provided The outcome that it is intended to achieve Duty to deliver and review the plan Childs Plans

18 Both universal services and targeted services Childrens services plan prepared with a view that services are provided in a way that: –best safeguards, supports and promotes the wellbeing of children in the area concerned, –ensures that any action to meet needs is taken at the earliest appropriate time and that, where appropriate, action is taken to prevent needs arising, –is most integrated from the point of view of recipients, and –constitutes the best use of available resources So far as reasonably practicable, provide childrens services in the area of the local authority in accordance with the plan Childrens Services Planning

19 Making more hours of free early learning and childcare available for 3 and 4 year olds Making more hours of free early learning and childcare available for 2 year olds who are looked after or subject to a kinship care order, or who have been since turning 2 Taking steps to make early learning and childcare more flexible. Early Learning and Childcare

20 Aftercare – advice, guidance and assistance any young person who ceases to be looked after by a local authority on or after their 16 th birthday will be eligible to aftercare services. extends eligibility to aftercare services to care leavers aged 21 to 25. Continuing Care - local authorities will be under a duty to assess and (if it is deemed appropriate) make provision for a care leaver to remain in their looked after placement (or suitable alternative accommodation) and in receipt of other assistance until the age of 21. Aftercare and Continuing Care

21 Building on the work that has gone before –GIRFEC –Early Years Collaborative –Whole systems approach Addresses all levels –National government –Local government and service providers –Individual professional Principles, policy and practice The child and family at the centre Implications for Interprofessional Working


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