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1 East Midlands Change for Children Regional Learning Project Anne Houlihan Children, Young People & Families Workforce Development Council Creating the Childrens Services Workforce of the Future

2 The Workforce Enjoyment – see potential not problems Making a difference – stay with it Confident and willing to challenge & negotiate Knowing the business – theirs & others Listening to Children and Young People Need to create the right environment for this to grow

3 Our Goal To improve the lives of children, young people and families Ensure people working with children have the best possible training, qualifications, support and advice Help childrens organisations and services work together so the child is at the centre of services

4 Who are we? CWDC is one of five bodies forming the UK Skills for Care and Development Sector Skills Council It coordinates the Childrens Workforce Network Will work with other organisations to achieve joint outcomes.

5 Who we represent CWDC works in the interests of a range of sectors, covering about 500,000 workers Footprint includes early years & childcare, educational welfare, learning mentors, Connexions, foster care and social care. It also coordinates the Children's Workforce Network which includes teaching and other school staff, child health staff, youth workers, youth justice workers and playworkers

6 Early Priorities Workforce Strategy Early years professional role Local workforce strategies Review NOS - towards an Integrated qualifications framework Recruitment of Childrens Social Workers & Foster Carers Leadership Regional structures & activities

7 Local Workforce Strategies Recommended within the context of CYPP Web based guidance due out with the consultation response Access for all local areas to a pool of approved consultants for an initial support session

8 Local Workforce Strategies From April 06 Web based interactive tool kit Regional structure & networks – dissemination of emerging practice Support for creating the workforce for integrated front line delivery Embedding the Common Core, CAF and lead professional role.

9 The Challenges Change Resources Long term commitment Thank You Anne Houlihan Regional Network Manager CWDC


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