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Aiming High - Workshop Thursday 29 th January 2009 Sandy Thomas Commissioning and Development Manager Alison Russell Senior Category Specialist - Children.

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1 Aiming High - Workshop Thursday 29 th January 2009 Sandy Thomas Commissioning and Development Manager Alison Russell Senior Category Specialist - Children and Young People

2 Aiming High Meeting 29/01/09 9:00amArrival – Coffee/Tea 10:00amStart Introductions Aiming High - Summary Sandy Thomas 10:15amCommissioning Process Alison Russell 10:30am Types of Short BreaksSandy Thomas 10:45amDecision Making ProcessAlison Russell 11:00amBREAK 11:15amDiscussion and Q&AALL 12:00 pm END

3 Aiming High for Disabled Children: Short Breaks Definition ‘opportunities for disabled children and young people to spend time away from their primary carers. These include day, evening, overnight or weekend activities and take place in the child’s own home, the home of an approved carer, or a residential or community setting.’ DCSF/ DoH

4 Aiming High for Disabled Children: Eligibility Criteria ‘use fair, understandable and transparent eligibility criteria that enable short breaks to be used as a preventative service and which do not restrict provision to those threatened by family breakdown or other points of crisis’ AHDC Implementation Guidance

5 Aiming High for Disabled Children: Specific Groups Children with Autistic Spectrum Disorders Children and young people with complex health needs, including children who are technology dependent and those requiring palliative care Children and young people up to 18 with moving and handling needs Children and young people with challenging behaviour as a result of their impairment Severely disabled young people aged 14+

6 Aiming High for Disabled Children: What this means for Surrey Establishing our own local strategic direction Participation of parents, carers, children & young people Support available to families in the right place at the right time Extending provision to support children who may not meet current eligibility criteria for services Better information for families with transparent and clear access criteria Improved support at Transition

7 Aiming High for Disabled Children: Needs Analysis Understanding Surrey’s population of children with complex needs Estimates based on national incidence data Surrey Children’s Disability Register Complex needs teams caseloads Children with Special Educational Needs Disability Living Allowance claimants aged 0-18

8 Local indicators of numbers of children & young people with complex needs Number of Disability Living Allowance claimants in Surrey aged 0-18 (DWP) in East Surrey, 3040 in West Surrey Number of children with a statement of SEN – 5215 (Jan 2008) Number of children on the SCDR – 1983 (December 2007) Complex Needs Teams caseloads (March 2008) 431 East Team 370 West Team

9 Surrey Children’s Disability Register (1983 registered in 2007, 1320 males, 663 females)

10 Summary A large and varied population of children with complex needs Difficult to estimate numbers More boys than girls Majority aged Uneven distribution of need A range of existing services but potential gaps to be filled Opportunities for developing services through partnership working and joint commissioning

11 Objectives This session is a step-through of the application process, with a focus on: The timetable for the process The process for the submission The process for evaluation of bids Other key points that may need clarification

12 Questions There will be an opportunity to have your questions answered in the final session of the day In the interests of time keeping, continuity, and transparency, please make a note of any questions and submit them in writing as required Thank you for your assistance with this matter

13 Application Form Summary of your proposal Part 1: Application Details Part 2: Details of your organisation Safeguarding Insurance Equality and Diversity Part 3:Proposed Aiming High Short Breaks Service Part 4: Funding Part 5: Additional Information Part 6: References Part 7: Declaration Part 8: Enclosures checklist

14 Commissioning and Procurement Process Key Dates: Start of Process: 12 th January 2009 Workshop:29 th January 2009 Submission Date:16 th February pm Submission to: Sandy Thomas Commissioning & Development Manager Surrey Children’s Services Fairmount House Bull Hill Leatherhead Surrey KT22 7AH

15 Key Points - reminders Keep wording simple Attention to detail Guidance Notes Safeguarding Needs analysis Concentrate on priorities Focus on outcomes Implementation – achievable Inclusion/Equalities Parents, Carers and Children and young people Quality Monitoring Funding – added value / efficiencies /value for money

16 Top Tips Don’t rush the application Ask for support Review application Don’t leave things to the last date Receipt of delivery Be realistic Don’t over commit Take time to review Terms and Conditions Think about implementation Value Adding

17 Examples of short breaks Play and leisure activities – school holidays, Saturdays, term time clubs – SCC already commissions nearly 17,000 child places a year Day care Residential overnight Family-based Home support (Domiciliary care) Youth Services Inclusive services and child care Direct payments

18 Aiming High for Disabled Children: What parents have told us Access to services without social care assessment Overnight breaks not always what is wanted although important to provide for those most in need More day care, playschemes, out of school clubs and leisure activities Increased local provision – avoiding long journeys for both children and parents More services for young people aged 13+ and support to help develop independence skills More information about Direct Payments

19 Short Breaks Commissioning Intentions Equality of access to high quality services, centred on children & families Developmental approach - building on good practice in Surrey and elsewhere Address service pressures and waiting lists Take into account transport issues for families Include views of parents, carers, children & young people Commissioning intentions will be reviewed during targeted commissioning for

20 Evaluation criteria The following are mandatory criteria, all of the below points must be met for a bid to be considered: –Ofsted/CSCI Registration –Adequate insurance levels as outlined in the terms and conditions –Safeguarding policy and procedures –Demonstrate consultation with stakeholders –Aiming High Criteria –Group of disabled children – eligibility criteria –Robust organisation. Eg. Reg Charity –Financial Stability

21 Evaluation criteria Decisions on funding recommendations will be made in the following way: Aiming High Steering Group Panel of Parents SCC Children’s Services Management Team Additional SCC/PCT approval Potential providers will be notified by the end of March 2009.

22 Break

23 Questions ?

24 Close


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