Presentation on theme: "Rutland County Council Aiming High in Rutland Information for Providers."— Presentation transcript:
Rutland County Council Aiming High in Rutland Information for Providers
Rutland County Council Aiming High for Rutland Approx 120 children with complex needs in Rutland Rural settings a challenge Children in out of county schools – How to make sure services are available for them in Rutland Close workings with Extended services - universal service
Rutland County Council What has happened so far Government appointed Together for Disabled Children (TDC) Advisor working with County Council and PCT Locally the SEN Disability sub group (multi agency and includes parents rep) overseeing progress April 2009 need to be ready to deliver increased and changed service provision and support What has happened to date? Start of mapping existing services Identifying gaps Where are the new opportunities Discussions with partners e.g. Youth services, leisure services, voluntary and private sector Consultation with children, young people, parents and carers Start of the process, not a one off
Rutland County Council RUTLANDS VISION FOR SHORT BREAK SERVICES WHAT DO YOU THINK? Responses from Children and parents as part of the consultation day SUPPORT at out of school activities Training of staff training/ availability Able to access community activities without parents staying To have a pool of trained support workers to help access mainstream clubs including scouts, martial arts etc. including higher functioning autism/aspergers (therefore, no requirement to start new clubs up) - Child needs to be with someone they know well using service INFORMATION To have a co-ordinator for parents to talk to so they can tailor the needs of each child and inform services, clubs, help available to them Information- what is available/ what are we entitled to? And how do Parents and children find out? – Use simple language in literature. consultation and feedback make information on short breaks available as soon as need is apparent,
Rutland County Council RUTLANDS VISION FOR SHORT BREAK SERVICES WHAT DO YOU THINK? CHILDCARE Childcare needed realistic hours i.e. until 6pm Emergency care/ after school informal babysitting service Developing childcare/ extended services to meet the needs of disabled children and families Parents have also said that Feel able to spend time with siblings Be confident in the provision for short breaks issues around being safe adressed holiday play schemes equipped with staff to support child to oversee safety and that child gets maximum benefit from setting
Rutland County Council What will happen next? A full service offer will be agreed locally Priority areas are specified and will need to be developed Further emphasis on early support and universal services Not a wish list but creative, innovative ideas about what is required How can existing services be improved or made more easily accessible
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