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1 Welcome to the Family Strategic Partnership Seminar Cumbria CHYPF Reference Group

2 Families Strategic Partnership Four partner organisations working ambitiously to ensure that the voluntary and community sector are at the forefront of both delivering and shaping services and influencing and informing policy. Barnardos Children England Family Parenting Institute Action for Prisoners Families

3 Cabinet Reshuffle Tim Loughton has lost his job as Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Children and Families Sarah Teather has left her government role as Minister of State for Children and Families David Laws will be Minister of State for Schools in a joint role with the Cabinet Office Lord Hill of Oareford CBE will be Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Schools

4 Cabinet Reshuffle Edward Timpson will be Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Children and Families Elizabeth Truss will be Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Education and Childcare Matthew Hancock will be Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Skills in a joint role with the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

5 Some things change – ministerial team Elizabeth Truss MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (education and childcare) Responsibilities include: Childcare and early learning Behaviour, attendance School food review Reducing bureaucracy Edward Timpson MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (children and families) Responsibilities include Adoption, fostering and residential care home reform Child protection Special educational needs Children’s and young people’s services David Laws MP, Minister of State (schools) Responsibilities include: Pupil Premium, raising attainment, narrowing the gap Teachers School improvement, accountability, inspection Funding

6 Current Key Issues Early Years reforms Parenting vouchers Troubled Families Benefit Reform Austerity Measures Targeted not universal

7 Early Years Reform - 2 year old childcare entitlement 130,000 places nationally – new Ofsted framework in place – level 3 qualification being min (response to Cathy Nutbrown consultation out later this year) – Govt injection £100m capital funding into childcare. = Better quality early years education /care for some of our most vulnerable

8 Parenting Vouchers Pilots in Middlesbrough, Derbyshire & Camden Trial of parenting vouchers for parenting courses universal offer All courses must be accredited

9 Troubled Families agenda 120,000 of the most ‘troubled’ families Despite the terminology a real opportunity to break the cycle Riots, new unit DCLG All LA’s have their numbers, co-ordinators appointed made PbR process (40/60) Some exampes of VCSE delivering this agenda, Tyne Gateway

10 Benefit Reform opportunity to simplify the benefits system and ensure it pays to work

11 Austerity Measure National cuts affecting local spending, redundancies, cuts in services. VCSE doing more for less. Perfect Storms report. Results of above mean that ourt statutory partners can only deliver mandatory services within their budgets.


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