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1 Working together for young Victorians A joint DEECD-MAV Youth Forum 13 May 2011

2 Department of Education and Early Childhood Development Youth Initiatives Chris Wardlaw Deputy Secretary, Office for Policy, Research and Innovation Presentation to joint DEECD-MAV Youth Forum 13 May, 2011 13/09/20112

3 Outline of presentation Outcomes for Victorian young people and how we are faring Overview of DEECD’s initiatives to support Engagement and achievement Pathways and career development Disengaged learners Local partnerships 13/09/20113

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5 How is Victoria faring? Highest 15 year old literacy and numeracy rates of Australian states in 2010 (NAPLAN) and only 5 OECD countries were significantly better than Victoria in literacy rates in 2009 (PISA) Lowest proportion of 20 to 24 year- olds not in full time employment, education or training of all states - Vic 20.1%, Aust 24.2% (ABS, 2010) Highest Year 12 or Certificate II attainment rate for 20 to 24 year- olds of all states - Vic 88.1%, Aust 85.6% (ABS, 2010) Year 12 or Certificate II attainment rates for 20-24 year olds, 2001 -2010 13/09/20115

6 Where can we do better? Between 2000 and 2009 Victoria made no significant improvement in 15 year-old literacy or numeracy (PISA) and in 2010, about 4,000 – 5000 15 year-olds were below the minimum level in literacy and numeracy The Year 12 or Certificate II attainment rate for 20 to 24 year olds appears to have reached a plateau since 2008 (ABS) In 2010, 12.7% of 15-19 year olds were not fully engaged in education, training or employment (Foundation for Young Australians) 15-19 year olds not fully engaged in education, training or employment, 2000-2010 13/09/20116

7 Supporting engagement and achievement Diversity and choice for students through: Broad range of curriculum and delivery options New investment in school specialisation - $2.5 million over four years Focus on improving participation and performance in maths and sciences Strengthened languages education Health and wellbeing services, including secondary school nursing 13/09/20117

8 Supporting pathways and career development Managed Individual Pathways Planning (MIPS) Improved career development services (National Partnership on Youth Attainment and Transitions) Apprenticeship Support Officers 13/09/20118

9 Supporting disengaged learners National Participation Requirement Initiatives both to identify and respond to those at risk of disengaging, and to engage those who have left school early: Student Mapping Tool Re-engagement programs Alternative settings Youth Partnerships 13/09/20119

10 Local partnerships Local Learning and Employment Networks Youth Partnerships School Focused Youth Service Extended School Hubs 13/09/201110

11 Partnerships in Victorian Government Schools Proportion of government schools engaged in a partnership, by region, 2010 Which organisations do secondary schools most commonly partner with? 13/09/201111

12 Questions? 13/09/201112

13 Youth Partnerships Megan O’Connell – Youth Partnerships Secretariat, DEECD Jim Bond – Grampians Regional Office, DEECD Jane Barclay – Hepburn Shire Council Kerry Stubbings – Knox City Council 13/09/201113

14 Joint DEECD-MAV Youth Forum Youth Partnerships: Coordinating services to help young people stay on track Megan O’Connell 13 th May 2011

15 Aims Strengthen collaboration and consistency in service provision to young people, in order to: Improve engagement with education and training, leading to an increase in the completion of Year 12 or equivalent Reduce escalation of problems for individual young people 13/09/201115

16 Youth Partnerships $11 million over three years to improve the delivery of services to young people to create a more coherent and cohesive youth service system. This initiative will build on existing good work and the evidence from the Better Youth Service Pilots. 13/09/201116

17 Our vision for moving forward 13/09/201117

18 Demonstration Sites 7 multi-LGA sites in metropolitan and regional Victoria – Local cross sectoral governance committees that build on existing service networks and partnerships 13/09/201118

19 Demonstration Sites - Regional Ballarat, Hepburn, Pyrenees, Moorabool, Golden Plains Swan Hill, Mildura, Buloke, Gannawarra Greater Bendigo, Loddon, Campaspe, Central Goldfields, Mount Alexander, Macedon Ranges Greater Geelong, Queenscliff, Surf Coast 13/09/201119

20 Demonstration Sites - Metro Attachment 1 a - metropolitan demonstration project sites Frankston, Mornington Peninsula Knox, Maroondah, Yarra Ranges Wyndham, Hobsons Bay 13/09/201120

21 Aims of Demonstration Sites Identify the needs of young people who are disengaged from education, family and community and develop a plan to address these needs Test new approaches to organising service delivery to ensure coordinated and holistic support is provided to young people and their families Trial resources to better support assessment, referral and assistance to young people Provide advice on options for improving the service system over the long term 13/09/201121

22 Secretariat A whole-of-government secretariat has been established to: support the work of each demonstration site; design policy and resources to support consistency in provision of services to young people across sectors; examine the role of education system in coordinating access to support services to young people; support the implementation of demonstration sites and monitor their progress; and explore options for redesigning organisation, funding and accountability arrangements of services for young people. 13/09/201122

23 Youth Partnerships Evaluation Will be critical in order to: Inform development and assess impact of initiative Guide decision-making on next steps after Youth Partnerships end in mid-2013 13/09/201123

24 Engagement of Local Government Local Government will contribute to the Youth Partnerships initiative, including through: Representation on the External Advisory Group A key role on local committees Consultation as part of the Evaluation process 13/09/201124

25 Further information Visit: Email: 13/09/201125

26 Youth Partnerships Demonstration Project Grampians Region Jim BondJane Barclay Manager, Student Inclusion &PathwaysYouth Development Officer Grampians Region DEECDHepburn Shire 13/09/201126

27 Aim Increasing engagement and retention of young people to Year 12 or equivalent Membership DEECD, Catholic Education, DHS,LLENs, DPCD, ACFE, Youth Connections, University of Ballarat & Secondary Principals Networks Youth Options Guarantee-Young People: Our collective responsibility Collaborative networks-members provided an integrated and seamless support and referral system. Ensures young people are not lost to, or within the education and training system in the Grampians region Four Elements Inclusive education provisionSupportive intervention Transition supportRe-engagement support Youth Partnerships 13/09/201127

28 Increased emphasis on social inclusion with a focus on re-engaging disconnected and disengaged young people into education and training Youth Partnerships Demonstration Project Regional Youth Commitment Project University of Ballarat Research Project Homeless Youth (TBC) Young people in Out of Home Care (TBC) 2011 to June 2013 Highlands LLEN Central Grampians: LLEN Community Factors: Influencing Student Aspirations To improve deliver of services of young people who have or at risk of from disengaging from family, education or community Governance Board: DEECD, DHS, Vic Police, Catholic Ed, Highlands LLEN, DoH, LAECG, Five LGAs Pilot sites: City of Ballarat, Hepburn, Golden Plains, Pyrenees, Moorabool Shires Focus for 2011 13/09/201128

29 Place-based solutions City of Ballarat Hepburn ShireGolden Plains Shire Pyrenees Shire Moorabool Shire Community Action Networks (CANS) Multi Agency Support Team Model- Wrap around support systems, co- ordinated referral system case management and problem solving Education Provision - Blended and flexible learning options 13/09/201129

30 Working together to create a positive environment for each young person Partnerships 13/09/201130

31 CANS are community directed projects in recognition that local people can identify local needs with great accuracy Provide innovative learning opportunities for young people that have dropped out of school Empower local communities to come up with local solutions to overcome barriers that prevent young people from completing their schooling Community Action Networks-Element 1 Bring together LOCAL partners Use of community resources People/Agencies Identification of local issues Develop strategies to address local issues Coordinate and integrate local solution projects Build community capacity 13/09/201131

32 Community Action Networks City of Ballarat Moorabool Shire Golden Plains Shire Pyrenees Shire Hepburn Shire 13/09/201132

33 Victoria Police PROPOSAL-MULTI-AGENCY SUPPORT TEAM Element 2 Health wellbeing related EducationOther Agencies Young Person DHS –Child protection, housing, youth justice CAMHS-CAFS Ballarat Community Health Youth Connections Highlands LLEN DEECD Catholic Education 13/09/201133

34 Formation of key stakeholder group that meet regularly  Meet fortnightly to discuss, plan and take responsibility for identified ‘at risk’ individuals Work collaboratively, identifying areas of responsibility and manage who does what, when and how for each individual Key stakeholders representative of services within localised areas and can be modelled across the Grampians region Outcome focused with emphasis on the young person to become reconnected to the community, family and education Multi-Agency Support Team Proposal 13/09/201134

35 Case management Coordinated referral system Wrap around support models Multi-agency support team Problem Solving Protocols and processes CANS Hepburn Shire Morrabool Shire Golden Plains Shire Pyrenees Shire City of Ballarat CANS and Multi-Agency Support 13/09/201135

36 Supported by access to self-paced learning opportunities Distance education Digital learning programs Regional -learning Case management Coordinated referral system Wrap around support models Multi-agency support team Problem Solving Protocols and processes City of Ballarat Blended learning options CANS Incorporating MASTs Hepburn Shire Blended learning options Morrabool Shire Blended learning options Golden Plains Shire Blended learning options Pyrenees Shire Blended learning options CANS and Multi-Agency Support and Blended Learning Options 13/09/201136

37 Place-based Education Programs Element 3 Self-paced Learning ProgramsApplied Learning Programs Student Re-engagement Programs Community VCAL Satellite VCAL FLIP Centres JCAL models Vocational opportunities Quick smart (including outreach) Distance Education The Virtual Classroom and Ultranet Self managed projects Community Projects The Environment, Arts and Cultural themes Mentoring & Volunteerism Flash drive Men’s Sheds Gettin’ Dirty Mainstream Learning Programs Schools TAFES ACFE Blended Learning Options 13/09/201137

38 SchoolProgramLocationStudents St Arnaud SCBlended Learning GatewaySt Arnaud Indoor Sports Stadium8 Ararat CCCentral Connect AraratLLEN Zone15 Stawell SCCentral Connect StawellUniversity of Ballarat TAFE9 Horsham CollegeConnectED Satellite VCAL McKenzie Creek Annexe Private house University of Ballarat Bush Setting 74 39 13 Ballarat SCLink up City Curriculum Ballarat Learning Exchange Various` 137 32 Yuille Park P-8Y2Ex-Yuille PS site50 Mount Clear CollegeSatellite VCALGolden Point Facility20 Warraknabeal SCSatellite VCALNeighbourhood House10 Bacchus Marsh College and PS The Avenue Getting’ Dirty Darley Community House Community projects 17 10 TOTAL434 Student Re-engagement programs-Grampians 13/09/201138

39 A community development approach to working with young people Hepburn Shire Council

40 Our Approach and Directions Youth Initiative Network- shared goals, values and resources Locally owned youth groups and spaces Resourcing young people to run their own development Resourcing local projects with sustainable outcomes Investigating citizenship curriculum in schools and education in community settings 13/09/201140

41 What Young people are telling us Youth Forum on forming a Youth Strategy- the backbone of what we do: Young people want to be involved, supported and recognised in their communities Young people want vocational, hands on community based learning suited to their learning styles. 13/09/201141

42 Young people want to be engaged in community facilities through training and activities. Bosses and educators need education to understand life skill development in work, training and education. Transport and accessibility is a major issue and must be addressed for youth participation to be affective. 13/09/201142

43 A vision for the future- Creswick 2011: Creswick currently has an L2P Driving Mentoring Program and new youth group currently being developed. 2014: The Creswick Neighbourhood Centre works with the Creswick Railway Workshops, Creswick Business Group and Home and Community Care to provide education and training outcomes for ten local young people. 13/09/201143

44 Community based blended learning, including, VCAL Mechanics, Agriculture in Community Gardens, VET and TAFE, farm placement, HACC, Business traineeships, serving on community boards, etc. Virtual School, with teacher supported sessions at the Neighbourhood House. Enterprise development project- leadership, recognition, creating local opportunities. Community organisations form the iCAN -invested in young people and student funding enables them to do so Students have regular personal development, health and wellbeing sessions with youth services providers 13/09/201144

45 Where to from Here? Resource young people to develop projects themselves to build skills and confidence Work with communities to support young people by increasing capacity for local youth initiatives to keep small towns vibrant, not just viable Systemic change to create accessible initiatives that communities want to engage in and shape themselves Council to identify long term strategic pathways and match resources to suit 13/09/201145

46 Youth Partnerships Megan O’Connell – Youth Partnerships Secretariat, DEECD Jim Bond – Grampians Regional Office, DEECD Jane Barclay – Hepburn Shire Council Kerry Stubbings – Knox City Council 13/09/201146

47 Support provided to families, children and young people Victorian Local Government Survey

48 Content of survey Councils completed an online survey with 147 questions covering: Early childhood settings Services for children (0-12), including councils’ involvement in coordination and planning Middle years (8-12) involvement Support for young people (13-25), including youth services, coordination and planning activities and investment.

49 Strengths of survey –All 79 councils completed the survey –Allows for comparison of responses to questions asked in a 2006 survey on early childhood settings –Provides a comprehensive snapshot of council involvement in supporting children with a disability and families, as well as coordination and planning activities and middle years involvement –Provides a snapshot of extent of local government support for young people, including coordination and planning. –However, the survey is an overview only and lacks the detail for program planning

50 The first comprehensive state wide snapshot of local government involvement in supporting young people More metropolitan councils were involved in a broader range of support activities than rural councils Over two-fifths of councils reported major changes in support, including: – increased investment –increased coordination –Increased planning of activities.

51 High level of involvement in coordination of youth services 97% of all councils indicated a role in coordination of youth services 60% of councils rated their involvement in coordination as major.

52 Wide range of services supported by local government

53 Councils provide support targeted to disadvantaged groups of young people

54 Councils provide significant expenditure to support young people

55 Councils directly provide more than half of local government expenditure on young people

56 Councils report major efforts to consult and communicate with young people Communication Strategy Percentage of councils Flyers63% Youth services website58% Social networking media 50% Text messaging45% Directory of services targeted to youth 43% Noticeboards43% Youth information centres 31% Fact sheets26% Youth newsletter26% Other25% Strategies used to consult with young people include: forums surveys focus groups suggestion boxes.

57 Thank you to councils for participating in the survey For more information please contact: Tim Gilley, Senior Policy Officer Statewide Policy and Coordination, Strategy and Coordination Division Ph: (03) 9637 3315 Email:

58 Improving outcomes for Victorian young people Sara Glover DEECD

59 Introduction In 2009, 548,041 young people aged 10-17 years in Victoria –10% of Victorian population –Over half of the Aboriginal population in Victoria is under 19 years of age

60 The Victorian Child and Adolescent Monitoring System: VCAMS enables us to report on how children 0 to 18 are faring in the domains of health, safety, learning, development and wellbeing against the Outcomes Framework. VCAMS includes 150 indicators that have been agreed across Victorian government. VCAMS is uniquely placed within government providing a direct link to policy.

61 The Victorian Child and Adolescent Outcomes Framework

62 The Victorian Child and Adolescent Monitoring System InputsProductsAudiences Government State Local National Others NGOs Advocacy groups Other interest groups Researchers Universities Community experts Communities Schools Child Care providers Health providers etc Victorian Child and Adolescent Monitoring System monitors and reports on the safety, health, learning, development and wellbeing of children and young people in Victoria 150 indicators Data analysis for policy & planning Regular reporting Annual Reports Community Profiles Aboriginal Community Profiles Topical bulletins, journal articles, etc Web based data access (planned) VCAMS Administrative Data DHS, DEECD, DoJ, DPCD, VicPolice New VCAMS Surveys Eg: VCHWS, Local Level survey, Aboriginal Child Survey, Adolescent Survey Other Collections Eg: AEDI, SEHQ, Victorian Population Health Survey NGO/Uni Data Eg ABS, Survey of Recent Mothers, Vic Injury Survey Unit, Community Indicators Strategies for Improving Outcomes for Children: Catalogue of evidence based interventions

63 Adolescent Community Profiles Comprehensive report on how young people are faring in local communities. Profiles have been compiled for every Local Government Area (LGAs) in Victoria and for the 9 DEECD regions Provide local communities with evidence to inform planning and prioritise action Contain information on 58 indicators of adolescent health, development, learning, safety and wellbeing.

64 Key insights Health and wellbeing 9 in 10 young people describe themselves as having “good health” Over half of young people spend more than two hours per day using electronic media 1 in 8 young people do the recommended amount of physical activity every day Nearly 2 in 3 young people reported healthy social and emotional wellbeing Experience in school More young people staying completing Year 12 or equivalent Half of young people reported being recently bullied at school Average absence days of Year 9 students – 22 days

65 Key insights Source: Student Attitudes to School Survey, 2006-2010 *scale of 1-5; where 5 is the best possible score

66 Key insights Sexual and reproductive health More than 1 in 5 young people aged 15-17 have had sexual intercourse at least once 2 in 3 sexually active young people in Victoria report always using at least one form of contraception during sexual intercourse The number of STI notifications in 12-17 year olds has more than doubled from 2003- 04 to 2008-09 – this appears to be driven by the increase in Chlamydia notifications Substance Use Younger adolescents are experimenting with alcohol, tobacco and illicit drugs 25% of Victorian young people have smoked tobacco at some stage 30% of 15-17 year olds report recent binge drinking Over half of young people indicate alcohol is easy to access

67 Key insights Young people and their families and community 7 in 10 adolescents have a trusted adult in their life Almost 9 in 10 adolescents reported having someone to turn to for advice when having problems 4 in 5 feel safe in their neighbourhood, crime rates in community decreasing 3 in 4 teens were satisfied with their quality of life Access to services 1 in 10 teens felt that lack of access to transport impacted on their ability to work, study, see a doctor or socialise

68 Turning evidence into action What are the issues for my local community? What else do we need to know (checking assumptions)? Current practice and relationships Local knowledge and context What works, what doesn’t work in our local area Who can help interpret this information? Local government (social planners, human geographers, health partners, local partnerships), networks How can we make a difference? How will we engage young people in problem- solving, innovation and change?

69 Evidence to support local action – completing the loop with evidence based strategies efault.htm efault.htm

70 Next Steps Adolescent Community profiles and Adolescent Community Profile summary sheets available online – dolescent_Community_Profiles.htm Series of local community workshops will be organised later in the year To assist local areas in using the information contained in their profiles for planning and priority setting

71 What other resources are available State of Victoria’s children reports lreports.htm Summary statistics for Victorian schools tsandfigures.htm OnTrack LGA reports –Contact Trish Corrie: –OnTrack destination data. Visit: m m

72 For further information VCAMS website: Community Profiles - contact Hiba Molaeb Email: Phone: 03 9637 2277

73 Working together for young Victorians A joint DEECD-MAV Youth Forum 13 May 2011 13/09/201173

74 Panel Presentation George McLean, Student Pathways, Skills Victoria – Panel Facilitator 13/09/201174

75 Panel Presentation Kris Arcaro – Student Wellbeing, DEECD Georgie Ferrari – Youth Affairs Victoria (YACVic) Kati Krsevan – Office for Youth, DHS Alison Cran – Yarra Ranges Council Tim Hardiman – Victoria Police Phil Pearce – Greater Shepparton City Council 13/09/201175

76 Question and Answer session 13/09/201176

77 Working together for young Victorians A joint DEECD-MAV Youth Forum 13 May 2011 13/09/201177

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