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1 Getting it Right for Every Child Boyd McAdam Scottish Executive

2 abcdefghijkl Youth Justice and Childrens Hearings Division Getting it Right for Every Child Team Education Department

3 abcdefghijkl Genealogy Partnership Agreement Vision For Scotlands Children Integrated Services Review of Childrens Hearings system Phase 1 GIRFEC

4 Grrr! Oh Bother! ! + GIRFEC ?

5 abcdefghijkl Getting it Right for Every Child: Children get the help they need when they need it. No more referrals. Responses to meet need are appropriate, proportionate and timely (APT response) Strengthening the capacity of families and communities to meet the needs of children

6 abcdefghijkl Unified approach will strengthen integration agenda and improve delivery and outcomes for all children Minimise bureaucracy and deliver better outcomes for children Thinking whole child and action to address need: applies to everyone, incl youth justice, schools, health, child protection. Voluntary sector as well

7 abcdefghijkl Why? We know the system is not working as it should: referrals, bureaucracy Children experience many meetings, many reports, confusing action plans Children have been failed Panel Members not well served: complaint numbers/ varied approach concern to us.

8 abcdefghijkl Update Healthy response: generally % support for most proposals. But more detail sought Some points not fully understood: Childrens views different to professionals Responses from agencies were quite agency focused. Victims in Hearings not supported. Concern over local links.

9 abcdefghijkl Issues How do we make it happen? Lead professional. Concerns over information sharing/how single record will be achieved Support structure Victims/ offending How is the voluntary sector brought in?

10 abcdefghijkl Consultation published in detail Advocacy research to be published at the same time as consultation responses. Not received many views of the public. Will wish to take soundings as GIRFEC rolled out. Views of public/ young people on team. Parliament Next Steps

11 abcdefghijkl How? - Strategy Legislation September 2006? Enacted by March 2007? Implementation (of legislation) 2008/9? Governance, funding and structures if needed Practice change From now Pathfinder projects Guidance/ training/ awareness developed

12 CHS, ASL Tribunals etc Additional Multi-agency interventions Universal services for all children Vision/outcomes for children Integrated childrens services plans Reporter Delivery mechanisms Information sharing systems and procedures Quality improvement framework/ self evaluation Integrated inspections Integrated assessment, plan and record

13 abcdefghijkl National Implementation Taking forward: Want to see GIRFEC rollout from the outset. Not wait for legislation. Commitment to support and develop Pathfinder pilots

14 abcdefghijkl Workstreams Workforce Performance Management Vision and Communication Improved practice Governance, Funding, Structures

15 abcdefghijkl Issues for the voluntary sector Duties on agencies: do they extend to the voluntary sector? Accountability, when providing a service for agencies Awareness/ training of staff Access to information

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