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1 Sector-led Improvement for Childrens Services in London Frankie Sulke DCS Lewisham 15 June 2011

2 Briefing and consultation… BackgroundBackground Proposals for LondonProposals for London Next stepsNext steps Your views….

3 Background… Collective responsibility for improving outcomes for children and young peopleCollective responsibility for improving outcomes for children and young people Sector-led improvement and peer challenge and support is more sustainable, effective and better vfm than old Government Offices approachSector-led improvement and peer challenge and support is more sustainable, effective and better vfm than old Government Offices approach National model in developmentNational model in development Not a replacement for OfSTEDNot a replacement for OfSTED Early adopters needed for 2011/12Early adopters needed for 2011/12 Resources secured from DfEResources secured from DfE

4 Leads for London Cllr Steve Reed – Leader, LambethCllr Steve Reed – Leader, Lambeth Cheryl Coppell – CE, Havering and chair of LSCBCheryl Coppell – CE, Havering and chair of LSCB Eleanor Schooling – DCS, IslingtonEleanor Schooling – DCS, Islington Frankie Sulke – DCS, LewishamFrankie Sulke – DCS, Lewisham

5 Early discussions: London as a regional early adopterLondon as a regional early adopter Need to build on successful practice in London, particularly the Regional Safeguarding Advisers (RSAs)Need to build on successful practice in London, particularly the Regional Safeguarding Advisers (RSAs) Need to keep bureaucracy to a minimumNeed to keep bureaucracy to a minimum Must have backing of London Leaders, Lead Members and CEs and be integrated into peer work of ALDCS and London Safeguarding Children BoardMust have backing of London Leaders, Lead Members and CEs and be integrated into peer work of ALDCS and London Safeguarding Children Board Need to secure a climate of learning and improvement, using best practice in peer challenge, support and reviewNeed to secure a climate of learning and improvement, using best practice in peer challenge, support and review

6 An early adopter proposal for London Aims….. improve outcomes for children and young people through supporting boroughs in developing and implementing effective improvement strategiesimprove outcomes for children and young people through supporting boroughs in developing and implementing effective improvement strategies improve the sharing and embedding of good practice and processes across Londonimprove the sharing and embedding of good practice and processes across London increase trust and learning in sharing information and approaches across boroughsincrease trust and learning in sharing information and approaches across boroughs be more proactive in preventing boroughs childrens services failing or going into interventionbe more proactive in preventing boroughs childrens services failing or going into intervention

7 Targetedanduniversal An early adopter proposal for London

8 Targeted….. Using RSAs and building on their current work: Risk-based, intelligence-led, targeted work with individual authorities, prioritising those in needRisk-based, intelligence-led, targeted work with individual authorities, prioritising those in need Identifying common areas for improvement and development across LondonIdentifying common areas for improvement and development across London Specific work on LSCB identified gaps in provision – eg court work and colocation with policeSpecific work on LSCB identified gaps in provision – eg court work and colocation with police An early adopter proposal for London

9 Universal… Each borough: Identifies up to three areas for improvementIdentifies up to three areas for improvement Peer challenge in relation to those areas – why these? Why does performance fall short?Peer challenge in relation to those areas – why these? Why does performance fall short? Time limited improvement plans developedTime limited improvement plans developed London and national improvement menu there to helpLondon and national improvement menu there to help Formal review at specified time to ensure improvementFormal review at specified time to ensure improvement Peer challenge also in relation to London themes identified in targeted workPeer challenge also in relation to London themes identified in targeted work An early adopter proposal for London

10 Your views…Your views… DCS views and volunteer boroughs for universal elementDCS views and volunteer boroughs for universal element Revised early adopter proposal submittedRevised early adopter proposal submitted Resources for London securedResources for London secured The devil in the detail – quality of peer challenge, clarity of scope, recruiting high quality RSAs etcThe devil in the detail – quality of peer challenge, clarity of scope, recruiting high quality RSAs etc Work to be done between July and DecemberWork to be done between July and December Ensure London early adopter experience feeds into national model and we learn from othersEnsure London early adopter experience feeds into national model and we learn from others March 2012 – system goes liveMarch 2012 – system goes live Next steps…


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