Presentation on theme: "Janet Leach Head of Enfield’s Joint Service for Disabled Children Susan Tanner Head of Commissioning and Joint Planning Department for Children and Education."— Presentation transcript:
1 Janet Leach Head of Enfield’s Joint Service for Disabled Children Susan Tanner Head of Commissioning and Joint Planning Department for Children and Education Monday 7th November 2011
2 Developing a multi-agency approach – with focus on schools new roles Sharing practice and exploring approaches to developing a ‘Local Offer’
3 The Government wants local authorities to set out a Local Offer which details the support and services that are available for all children with SEN or who are disabled and their familiesThis should include how LAs work with parents, local schools and colleges, and with other local services including health.In relation to school provision, the Local Offer should describe what additional or different provision schools make for children with SEN
4 Aiming High Transformation The development of parent/carer participation – established forums, regional and national networksIncreased children and young people’s participationThe development of short breaks – Short Break Statement – leverageImproved collaboration and more effective joint working – between LAs, Health, voluntary and community groups has influenced commissioning practiceVoluntary and community sector have played a significant role supporting the development of the workforce, working with parents and shaping service delivery
5 In Enfield we are considering how to expand and further develop our Local Offer relating to shortbreaks and family support services by:-Working with parents and front lineprofessionals to consider how the existing localoffer and SEN provision could beamalgamated into a single user friendly andtransparent local offer.
6 Addressing the inherent challenges in this process, specifically how it will ‘look’ for pre-school, primary and secondary aged children and young people and for children with different impairments and needsConsidering how to incorporate children’s and young people’s health services into this offer.Parents have developed expertise and knowledge – were and are involved in refining our Short Break Statement
7 In Enfield working with local parent groups has enabled us to develop more transparency. Parents are involved in delivering ourcommissioning strategy in relation to short breaks, having engagedwith health, education and social care partners to develop and producethe local offer in relation to these services – so they have developedknowledge and expertise.Parents, schools and all professionals will need to consider how thisinformation should be published and disseminated to ensure allfamilies including those with BME and those that traditionally don’tengage with professionals can have timely and appropriate access tomulti-agency information – the shared local offer
8 Wiltshire’s approach to developing a Local Offer Short Break Transformation ProgrammeOwned and developed with and by parent carersBased on a very clear visionNo Assessment Process (unless for specialist services)Early, and Earlier InterventionPreventionChoice and ControlInclusion, inclusion and inclusionThis vision was the building block for the Local Offer
9 Wiltshire’s Local Offer Builds upfrom Universal ServicesLibraries, play areas, leisure services, changing facilities, sports clubs etcto Targeted ServicesBridging projects, NAS youth clubs, Peer Mentoring, Wheelchair basketball, Drumming, etc – open to all no assessmentThe Local Offer – choice of 4: Money – direct or managed, Sat & Hol Clubs, or Combination – no assessment just simple criteriaTo Specialist ServicesOvernight residential, FLS, DPs etc
10 Emerging approach to developing a wider Local Offer as a Pathfinder Vision of a service wide local offer which builds on same principlesUniversal ... Targeted ... SpecialistClear, easy to read, to understand, transparent description of all servicesDeveloped and compiled by all stakeholders
11 Working with schools and colleges Challenge!Over 200 in Wiltshire – way, way more when you include pre-school settingsAcademy agendaOne idea is a web-based ‘Go Compare’ type model
12 Responding to the Challenge – to work creatively with schools, colleges, voluntary sector partners tofind new and better ways to meet the needs ofdisabled children and those with SEN
13 Question 1How to reform the system so that an integrated LocalOffer can be provided – what would be needed to makethe Local Offer work?Question 2What do you already have in place that could be used tofurther develop integrated working leading to an inclusiveLocal Offer?Question 3Do these need to be place before a ‘joined up’ local offercan be put in place?
14 Any other comments you have on the proposal for a Local Offer