Presentation on theme: "Developing Integrated Youth Support Services in Leicestershire"— Presentation transcript:
1 Developing Integrated Youth Support Services in Leicestershire Neil HanneySenior Strategy ManagerIntegrated Youth SupportLeicestershire County Council
2 Integrated youth support services Targeted youth support The Integrated Youth Offer links with many elements of the ECM agenda and Targeted Youth Support cannot be delivered without theseTargeted youth supportInformation, advice & guidancePositive activitiesCommunity & volunteeringBy December 08 to reform radically support services for vulnerable young people and their familiesYouthmattersIntegrated youth support servicesTargeted youth supportExtended servicesChildren’s centresCommon Assessment FrameworkLead Professional14-19 Next StepsWorkforce developmentRespectNational Service FrameworkCommiss-ioningBuilding Schools for the FutureNEET, drugs, parenting etc strategiesTeenage Pregnancy Strategy2
3 Government expectation that partners Why make changes?Government expectation that partnerstransform leisure-time opportunities andsupport services.Even for high performing authorities like oursImprove life chances of all young peopleEmphasis on a more preventative systemBuild resilienceIntervene sooner when problems arise
4 Active involvement of partners Guided by IYSS Steering GroupReported to 13+ Group, CYP Exec and CYP BoardEach partner agency responsible for engaging their own staff in discussions and keeping them up to speedDraft recommendations and consultationRevised recommendationsWorking on an Implementation Plan
5 Leicestershire’s Approach to Integrated working Brings together a number of policy areas: the common assessment framework, extended services, the development of school partnerships to improve behaviour and reduce absence and the developing role of area special schools.The approach is based on the ‘windscreen of need’ model which describes both additional needs and provision made for children and young people with varying levels of difficulty.
6 Integrated Working in Leicestershire We’ve developed an integrated working model for Leicestershire – lead by CYPS based on a windscreenLooked at needs of young people and how different levels of services can best meet those needsWindscreen model seeks to offer children and young people support at an early stage as well as supporting young people to move down the windscreen.Universal: Two thirds (66%) of children and young people will have their needs met by universal services; those that you can walk into off the street so to speak, such as Accident and Emergency, GPs, Youth Clubs and schoolsTargeted: Just under a third (30%) will need additional support in the form of targeted servicesSpecialist: Some 3% will need access to specialist services, such as hospital, social care support, or special schoolsHighly Specialist: 1% who need highly specialist services/support which may be regionally based rather than locally based, such as residential special school, young offender institutions, or specialist regional medical provision.Identifies levels of children and young peoples needs as well as the levels that the services operate at.Adopted by agencies across Leicestershire – common languageMulti-agency forums based around schoolsEarly identification of vulnerable young people through CAFMulti-agency plans drawn up to meet identified needsArea Placement Panels for young people at risk of exclusion and excluded from schoolHead teachers work together to find alternative placements for young peopleAdditional support also identified for young people
7 AN AGREED APPROACH TO IYSS DELIVERY Part of a larger agenda of local integrationNot create a new service called IYSSPartner agencies should improve how we currently operate as a ‘network’ using local knowledge and data to plan, commission and deliver services at a local levelA local youth offer that is available for all and with a planned emphasis towards vulnerable young people
8 AN AGREED APPROACH TO IYSS DELIVERY IYSS should cover the secondary school age rangeExtended Services Locality Partnership Groups might expand their brief to incorporate IYSSPartner resources are re-focussedExplore the potential of co-locationCreate multi-agency ‘hubs’ for service delivery and staff work bases, with strong outreach capacity
9 TARGETED YOUTH SUPPORT (TYS) For individuals experiencing difficulties and for groups with high risk factorsTYS network further enhanced within each localityAll partner agencies identify a nominated link worker to liaise with TYS networkAgencies identify how they will increase the capacity to contribute to TYS in each locality.
11 Existing targeted work will form part of a bigger picture of TYS Preventative group workCommissionedwork from VCSLinks withschools/FEOutreachIAGTargeted UniversalPositive Activities &Youth WorkUniversal TargetedGenerate CAFwhen necessaryAct as LeadProfessionalLinks to localHealth ManagersSupport CAF exitsLink to wider Family SupportJoint work with YOS PreventionPriority neighbourhoodsTargeted Voiceof YP work
12 Common Assessment Framework as part of TYS Multi-agency ForumsEstablished around families of schools and developed in every locality across LeicestershireYISP Panels have been merged with the forumsEnables the early identification of vulnerable young people through CAFAttended by a range of agencies (statutory and voluntary)Multi-agency plans are drawn up to meet children and young peoples identified needsFeatured as good practice by the Children’s Commissioner in a programme for Teachers TV
13 Area Placement PanelsFor young people at risk of exclusion and excluded from schoolLed by CYPS, Locality Support ServicesHead Teachers work together to find alternative placements for young peopleAdditional support is also identified for young people where neededPicked up as best practice in the East Midlands in the recent study by SEN Regional partnership in a study commissioned by East Midlands Regional Partnership
14 Targeted Youth Support TYS supports transitioninto Universal for YP who alsoaccess Tier 2,3 or 4 services.Will provide targeted group workand individual support in response toneeds identified at higher tiersA focus on Prevention andIntervention at tier 2
15 Benefits of a TYS network Working in partnership with other agencies and professions to ensure prevention and early intervention with early identification of riskJoint working arrangements with schools, school support services and other professionals, including information sharingStrong links to CAF forumsMore holistic and co-ordinated support, including support for familiesImproved support across transitionsCo-ordinated and more flexible contribution to community safetyBring greater coherence to the planning, commissioning and delivery of services for vulnerable teenagers.More targeted group positive activities providing Personal & Social DevelopmentEarly intervention via universal settings. Strengthen the response to early problems within universal settings.Whenever appropriate TYS should help young people with additional needs to settle back into and thrive in universal settings as soon as possibleStrong supervision and support for practitioners
16 Careers Education, Information, Advice & Guidance Core business for ConnexionsContinuing focus on progression13-19 vertical case loadingUniversal via PAs working in schools, Connexions offices, web, literatureMeet IAG quality standardsConnexions continue SLAs with schoolsEnsure impartial IAGEnhance Careers Education and broader IAG in universal settings e.g. schools/collegesOther agencies also offering IAG e.g Health, Housing, VCS
17 Aiming High- Positive Activities The duty on local authorities tosecure access to positive activitiessufficient educational leisure-time activities which are for the improvement of young peoples’ well-being; andsufficient recreational leisure-time activities which are for the improvement of their well-being.These are referred to in the legislation as ‘positive leisure-time activities’.Youth Service is by no means the only provider of these activitiesPositive activities can build resilience and social and emotional skills.A national indicator to monitor increasing the proportion of young peopleparticipating in positive activities
18 Aiming High- Positive Activities Increase local co-ordination capacityGet to know what’s out there and spot gapsCheck what YP want and like and involve themCo-ordinate to fill gaps and avoid duplicationEngage and support VCSPublicise and promote activitiesIncrease mobile/outreach provisionLink with ‘v’ programme for young volunteersKnow total resource available in a DistrictLocal shaping of commissioning – even if actual task done centrally: a local forum to agreeHelp grow the ‘market’- Support for new community groups/volunteersSafeguarding and Quality assurance
19 Making a Positive Contribution The Pyramid of Participation should be the preferred system for involving young peopleActive involvement reinforced through the implementation of the Hear By Right framework by all partnersThe Youth Service will be the lead agency for supporting the County Youth Council (CYCLe)Youth Service to develop SLAs with local partners for supporting District Youth Councils
20 Hinckley & Bosworth and NW Leics Two Pilots next yearFebruary 2009 to end of June 2009Hinckley & Bosworth and NW Leics
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