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1 Creating a world class workforce for children, young people and families. Deirdre Quill Director of Delivery

2 >The role of CWDC >Our early ideas for integrated working and workforce reform

3 CWDC works to improve the lives of children, young people and families by: >ensuring people working with children have the best possible training, qualifications, support and advice; and >helping childrens organisations and services work together so the child is at the centre of services.

4 Who are we? >Sector Skills Council >Workforce Reform Body >Delivery Agent >Partners of Government

5 And we co-ordinate the Childrens Workforce Network (England) Skills for Care and Development Childrens Workforce Network (England) SkillsActive TDA General Social Care Council Skills for Health Skills for Justice General Teaching Council Creative and Cultural Skills CWDC Lifelong Learning UK Improvement and Development Agency Nursing and Midwifery Council Childrens Workforce Network (England)

6 What do we mean by Integrated Working? ….. everyone supporting children and young people working together effectively to put the child at the centre, meet their needs and improve their lives. CWDC & DCSF 2007

7 To recap……. >October 2006 DCSF transferred responsibility for the implementation, not policy from a workforce perspective, of the: Common Assessment Framework Lead Professional Role Information Sharing (not legal aspect) Multi agency working Championing Children

8 Where next………. >Creation of a new department (DCSF) >Childrens Plan >Childrens Workforce Strategy Action Plan >CWDC 2008/09 Business Plan >All vehicles to embed integrated working

9 Where next 2…………… >Response to listening to; what you are telling us what young people are asking for >How we make the move from the current Islands of integrated working to a whole system change >Recognising that change is fundamentally about people and practice not just common structures and processes

10 Workforce reform…. >Recognising that Integrated working isnt separate but an integral part of reforming the young peoples workforce >What we need a step change in moving to workforce reform....

11 Children, young people & families at the centre communication, child development Help early on Specialist skills Expert knowledge Skill to be part of a multi Agency team Skills common to all Common Core To undertake a CAF Take on the Lead Professional Role Leadership & Management Partnership working Professional Leadership For senior managers Guidance for DCS Facilitate & managing Strategy, commissioning Workforce planning, change management What will a workforce reform model look like?

12 What next 3……….. >We are at the very early stages, and as such we are keen to have your thoughts >Today is part of a bigger evaluation which will help shape the design of the model, however we hope to go out for wider consultation in the New Year >Aim to begin delivering from April 2008

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