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1 Workshop 1: ‘Getting Started’ Wednesday 12 th May 2010

2 Perseverance

3 Dublin City Children’s Services Committee Ciarán Mc Namara Assistant City Manager Dublin City Council

4 5 Top Tips Agree the role of Administrator /support Members- (get the balance right) Terms of Reference (endorse Vision, Mission, Values already agreed at county /national levels) Focus Actions / Change the way of working (no cost implications to deliver) Persevere!

5 Our Achievements Establish & maintain our committee ( since late 2007) Workplan agreed (focused on interagency outcomes) Test our work at delivery /practical level (model area) e.g. – Local Interagency Committee – Protocol for Case Management – HSE & Schools Achieve Evidence Based improved outcomes

6 Background CSC’s were established at a ‘local’ level to support  National Children’s Strategy  UN Convention on the Rights of the Child  Towards 2016 – Lifecycle Approach  National Children’s Strategy Implementation Group.  OMCYA Priority actions  City/ County Development Boards Dublin City Children’s Services Committee; One of the OMCYA’s 4 Chosen pilot sites - HSE Chair, DCC Support / Assist

7 Background Indicators – How information is quantified Agencies Reports  Agencies produce reports on their services aims; programmes & delivery. CSO –Data  Census Information + Statistical updates. National Reports (Biannual)  National Wellbeing Indicators informs State of the Nation’s Children (48+ indicators) including Health Promotion Research Centre.  Health Behaviour in School Aged Children (HBSC /NUIG) The Agenda for Children’s Services  7 National Outcomes for Children in Ireland

8 CSC Challenge Test interagency collaboration & co-ordination leading to improved outcomes Measure outcomes linked to wellbeing Identify gaps /blockages to delivering improvements Integrate evidence based planning & delivery Promote /achieve the Agenda for Children’s Services, 7 National Outcomes

9 Perseverance

10 DC CSC –Membership Representation from the broad spectrum of statutory & non statutory services supporting children (0-18yrs) and their families. Department of Social Protection – Information support. BarnardosDublin City Council (3) Dublin City Childcare CommitteeCity of Dublin Vocational Education Committee Department of Education & SkillsAn Garda Siochána HSE (3)National Education Welfare Board Partnership Company’s (2)Probation Services

11 Steps / Review CSO – Statistical information, population socio- economic profile/children & families Dublin City. Audit of Members’ Services S.W.O.T. - Members Existing models of Interagency Activities in Dublin City ( Children’s Services ) OMCYA 8 Step Framework (guidance)

12 Members – S.W.O.T. S trengths WeaknessesOpportunitiesThreats Coming togetherGeographic Area Whole City Influence ChangeNational Agenda ExperiencesPrevious models Been there! Lifecycle Framework Quantifying Success –Long term KnowledgeWide –age Group 0-18 years Recognition of developmental needs of the child City wide implementation (size) Agenda for ChangeResourcesTo study an area Commitment to better outcomes for children Multi Agency Languages Make recommendations

13 Perseverance

14 Dublin City Children’s Services Committee Endorse National – Vision – Goals √ – Values Committee Agreed – Terms of Reference √ Include – The Agenda for Children’s Services √

15 Our Terms of Reference 1.Each committee member will play a lead role in both testing and implementing of the lifecycle approach for children and will commit to promoting the interest of the child in their organisation. 2.The committee will demonstrate and record the benefits that can be achieved for children when organisations work together on policy development and delivery of services. 3.In order to develop a framework for child centred policy development and service delivery the committee will identify existing models of good practice and develop new models where necessary. 4.Each member organisation will work in collaboration with other members of the committee to improve policy development and delivery of services for children. 5.Each member organisation will seek to remove unnecessary duplication and blockages to the delivery of child centred policies and services both within their own organisation and in cooperation with other organisations

16 Our Actions City too big to test effect of change across all services!  A chosen area in South West Inner City (model area)  5 themes agreed & Subgroups set up  An Audit /Analysis conducted in the area, via our members & those working in the area  Workplans agreed  Subgroups membership open to non DCCSC members

17 Key learning Recruitment of members – Those who have the authority to make decisions (strategic) – A representation of agencies delivering services to Children & Young people (too big : too cumbersome) – Subgroups /thematic groups, can call upon additional agencies /members Administration for Committee – Nominate /Identify in a job description, there are a wide range of duties & activities.  Liaise /Contact/ Communication with CSC members & OMCYA  Administration function, arranging meetings/ Agenda / Minutes/ Reports to CSC & OMCYA  Admin Role with subgroups & contact with additional subgroup members etc / Research Audit and Analysis, development & coordination of workplans

18 Perseverance

19 Our Contacts Dublin City Children’s Services Committee c/o Community & Enterprise, Block 4 Floor 1, Civic Offices, Wood Quay, Dublin 8 T: 222 5438 E:

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