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1 Integrating Children and Young Peoples Services Will Greenhow - Home Affairs David Killip - Health and Social Security John Cain - Department of Education July 2007

2 Introduction  Why we are here  What do we mean by integrated working  Why integrated working matters  Common processes to support integrated working  How it will happen

3 Our commitment is to: To ensure all children and young people reach their full potential in the five positive outcomes: 1.Being healthy 2.Staying safe 3.Enjoying life and achieving 4.Making a positive contribution 5.Prospering

4 The vision Integrate Children’s Services Joint, child centred delivery Joint processes Accountability Involving and supporting Workforce reform

5 Benefits of integrated working Information Sharing Index Common Assessment Framework Lead Professional Multi Agency Service Teams Tools and processes Earlier, holistic identification of needs Earlier, more effective intervention Improved information sharing across agencies Better service experience for children and families Benefits

6 Information Sharing Index…..  Store core data on all children  Enable `flags` to be put onto a child's details when more than one agency is involved with a child  Encourage dialogue between practitioners  Reduce an overlap of services  Ensure a seamless transfer of details from one area to another

7 Areas for consideration…..  Training for staff – when, why and how should we share information  Who will have what level of access to the index  How will it fit with other systems i.e. Integrated Children's System  Data protection issues  Information sharing guidance

8 The Common Assessment Framework What is it?  A process of dialogue and development amongst agencies  A catalyst for integrated working  A standardised early assessment of a child or young person's needs across all services  A basis for initiating proactive, early intervention  A tool for collating data to ensure a more targeted approach to service provision

9 What does it do…  Engages and empowers children, young people and carers  Reduces the number and duration of assessments  Improves the quality and consistency of referrals between agencies by making them more evidence based  Helps embed a common language about the needs of children  Breaks down professional barriers  Promote the appropriate sharing of information  Enable information to follow the child  Supports the role of the Lead Professional

10 Lead Professional  The Lead professional is a single practitioner who can help children who require an integrated package of support  It is not a new job title or new role, but a set of functions essential to delivering integrated support. These are to: Be a single point of contact Co-ordinate services Reduce overlap and inconsistency  The Lead Professional is not accountable for the work of others.

11 Areas for consideration………  Who will use the Common Assessment  What format should the form take  The role of the Lead Professional  Training  Policies and procedures to support implementation  Quality assurance

12 Joint working at the local level  A clear structure will need to be identified to support staff which could be: –Multi Agency Service Teams (MASTs) made up of a multi professional team, working together to meet the needs of the child and/or young person –Working with individuals, schools and communities

13 Areas for consideration……  Model to be used  Location  Roles and responsibilities  Relationship of individuals within the team with their own agency  Accountability  Joint training

14 Safeguarding Board  Creation of Safeguarding Board –Policies and procedures for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children –Communicating the need to safeguard –Responses to unexpected deaths –Collecting and analysing information about child deaths

15 Workforce Development  Develop and train more people within the children's workforce  Strengthen inter agency and multi disciplinary working by workforce re modelling  Identify a common core of skills required by all who work with children  Implement a framework that enables professional development of skills that enable transition across services.

16 Accountability  Minister for Education and Children  Commissioner for Children  External Inspections of Services  Joint Commissioning and Performance Management Unit

17 Keeping the child as our focus

18 How will all this happen?  Raising awareness amongst those who work with children Seminars Pamphlet on Integrating Children's Services Web site with further information on developments around integrating children's services  Collation of feedback from seminars and questionnaires to inform a paper for the Council of Ministers in September  Working parties to be convened to consider the changes in more depth

19 WORKSHOPS Questions used in the workshops ……

20 Question 1  Using your own experiences what Integrated Working is in use on the Island and works well?

21 Question 2  What do you see as the strengths and weaknesses around what is proposed?

22 Question 3  What could be done to overcome the weaknesses?

23 Question 4  What methods of communicating the progress on Integrating Services for Children would work best for you?

24 Question 5  What support do you feel would help you during the implementation of the proposed changes?

25 Any questions ?

26 Keeping the Child as our focus C hange in how children's services are delivered H olistic approach to needs to safeguard & promote welfare I ntegration of service provision L istening to children, young people and families D evelopment of accountability and inspection framework

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