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1 Welcome Boyd McAdam Getting it right for every child Roadshow May-June 2008

2 Aims of the day Recognise and share progress Provide an update on developments Promote understanding Increase knowledge Support implementation Maintain momentum Provide clarity and encourage further activity

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5 The Getting it right for every child approach Different from other policies Underpins all services for children and young people Children and young people at the centre Driven at a local level Supported by core components, principles and values

6 Getting it right for every child NATIONAL UPDATE

7 Strategic Objectives A Scotland where everyone can flourish through increasing sustainable economic growth. Smarter Healthier Wealthier & Fairer Safer & Stronger Greener

8 Concordat: National outcomes A Scotland where everyone can flourish through increasing sustainable economic growth. 15 national outcomes 45 national indicators A new approach to Government – partnership, collaboration and local ownership

9 What you said you wanted Clear and consistent information A transparent national approach Access to appropriate tools, models and guidance

10 Strategic Direction Getting it right for every child will achieve national implementation by supporting, facilitating and promoting change at local level while leading on those areas that require a national solution. Over the coming years, Getting it right for every child will support and facilitate the removal of obstacles that can block children from getting the best start in life and moving successfully through their journey from birth to adulthood.

11 Culture, Systems & Practice CULTURE Learning together, co-operating, children at the centre. SYSTEMS Streamlining, simplifying, improving effectiveness PRACTICE Appropriate, proportionate and timely help, shared models, tools, protocols

12 Getting it right for every child: Building a network of support around each child Help is: Appropriate Proportionate Timely

13 Core components Focus on improving outcomes Integral role for children, young people and families Making the most of universal services A common approach to gaining consent and to sharing information where appropriate A coordinated and unified approach to identifying concerns, actions and outcomes Streamlined planning processes that lead to efficient provision for children A confident and competent workforce A lead professional to co-ordinate where necessary The capacity to share demographic, assessment, planning and outcome information

14 Learning from the process of pathfinding Testing and developing Applying principles, identifying barriers Building blocks and green shoots Two pathfinders, different models Highland – all system change Domestic abuse – single trigger approach Learn and share from the experiences of pathfinders and learning partners

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16 Resilience Matrix: A Resilience Matrix for Analysing Information Resilience Vulnerability Adversity Protective Environment Normal development under difficult conditions e.g. secure attachment, outgoing temperament, Sociability, problem solving skills Life events or circumstances posing a threat to healthy development e.g. loss, abuse, neglect Factors in the child’s environment acting as buffer to the negative effects of adverse experience Those characteristics of the child, their family circle and wider community which might threaten or challenge healthy development e.g. disability, racism, lack of or poor attachment Adapted from Daniel and Wassell (2002) Assessing and Promoting Resilience in Vulnerable Children (3 workbooks), London, Jessica Kingsley

17 The Practice Model

18 Historic foundations Integrated Community Schools – Learning Communities Integrated Children’s Services Plans SureStart Changing Children’s Services Hidden Harm Child Care partnerships Youth Justice Mental Health – SNAP report Child protection reform programme Getting our priorities right Hall 4 Additional Support for Learning Integrated Assessment Frameworks

19 One destination, different journeys No single roadmap to achieving our shared goals Striving for a shared understanding of the approach and the destination Not starting from scratch – building on success

20 Challenges for us Joining up Working in partnership Developing eCare framework What to disseminate and when How best to disseminate

21 What we are doing Guidance and information materials A GIRFEC information sharing model, minimum requirements and data standards Testing of pathfinder activity and tools Exchange of information Learning together: learning community

22 What we are doing: Practice Tools The practice model Well-being indicators My World triangle Resilience matrix Child’s Plan Child’s Record

23 Some emerging themes: PROFESSIONAL CULTURES Clarity of messages Better anticipation of what is needed need to support specific interventions and longer-term outcomes SYSTEMS & PROCESSES real cases and scenarios seems to be highly effective Skills development and confidence-building in universal services Business process mapping: identifies systemic blocks, duplication and non-purposeful activities: most effective where practitioners are engaged Gate-keeping – transitional or long term?

24 Emerging themes PRACTICES Identifying and recording concerns: training in the new forms and involvement of front-line professionals critically important Information sharing: Identifying and recording concerns: training in the new forms and involvement of front-line professionals critically important Assessment and planning


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