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24 November 2009 Marnie Caton, Head of Information & Performance Childrens Services Child Poverty Innovation Pilot London Child Poverty Network.

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1 24 November 2009 Marnie Caton, Head of Information & Performance Childrens Services Child Poverty Innovation Pilot London Child Poverty Network

2 Child Poverty in Islington Index of Child Well-being 2009 – Islington 4 th worst local authority after Liverpool, Tower Hamlets and Manchester Measured as number of children in households on out of work benefits, Islington remains second worst in UK Number of children living below 60% median income cannot be measured at LA level – however, local data shows over 92% of children in households claiming HB/CTB are in poverty

3 More about children and families On average a baby is born every 3 hours to an Islington mum There are 40,000 children in Islington There are 23,000 families with children 1 in 10 children live in overcrowded conditions 43% children live in a lone parent household. The most popular boys and girls names for children born in 2008 were Thomas and Chloe 40% of Islingtons secondary age children go outside of the borough to school Several families in Islington have 8 or more children 1 in every 2 children live in a home owned by the local authority 45% + children are living in workless households

4 CP Innovation Pilot – what are we doing? Integrated working Working through universal settings where families are – Childrens Centres first Integrated team of specialists: Benefits; childcare; trainers; employment; JCP; information/libraries Strengthened the economic domain in CAF and IW training Mainstreaming Make progress on child poverty sustainable within mainstream services – its everybodys business Use of data Bringing Housing Benefit/Council tax data together with child dataset Intelligent use of data through universal settings and team

5 Integrated working (Childrens Services) integrated working approach: Think family! Improved outcomes for children Early intervention common assessment – needs, actions, outcomes Share information Multi-agency teams in universal and specialist settings Why not apply approach more broadly?

6 Mainstreaming To impact child poverty after the pilot we need to embed the way we do interventions in frontline services across agencies: –Housing –Health –Adult social care –Childrens Services –Regeneration –Employers / Business –VCF Sector To provide personalised services through which someone with a disability, low skills and child care needs can easily access support to help them manage their health condition at work, in training or childcare – National Audit Office

7 Use of data Started with concept of whole child – 2006 Now concept of whole family Built from a number of sources (10) Sharing agreements required Use for a large number of projects and ongoing needs assessment & commissioning work –CPIP is one of these projects


9 Our approach to using data Developed now to hold data at household level Use Unique Property Ref (LLPG) to link records Plan to add more data from health Automating into a data warehouse

10 CPIP – how we use the data Regular extract of HB and CTB data (monthly) Match to child data set Create our large client base list - focus on families with 0-4 year olds and lone parents of 0-7 year olds Some 3,560 households, with 9,650 children Mapped to Childrens Centre catchment areas Prioritised some centres – need and readiness

11 Criteria for rollout of pilot Shortlist 7 childrens centres and surrounding areas Capacity of Childrens Centre Number of target individuals in area Potential partners already engaged Current employment projects active

12 Childrens Centre summary data

13 How we use this data CCs action plan to address their reach Track how they are doing Work with Islington Working for Parents team (who also have data) to decide how to work with specific groups in detail Data forms basis of case management system used by IWfP and other IW practitioners and income maximisation team

14 Frontline service contacts (Childrens Centres – housing providers – Adult Social Care etc.) Pro-active outreach (PST) Intelligence from HB/CTB (data protocol team) Screening assessment and triage Level 1 Advice Level 2 Advice & support (assistance with 1 or 2 functions) Level 3 Employability pathway Provision of existing and new information items Active referral to existing services Referral to PST six month employability support package TRACK – RCP db (Modified Regeneration tracking system) Monitor and confirm through HB/CTB (data protocol team) Schedule level 1, 2 & 3 participants and non-participants for follow up and progression (data protocol team) Non-engagers Evaluation

15 Monitoring & Evaluation The regularly refreshed data-set will provide the background data for monitoring Do not need to ask clients for their data several times Aim to track through the RCP data base, but also through existing systems – e.g. childrens centres EYMIS

16 Indicators & measures for national evaluation IndicatorTool/measure Increase in parents reporting a contribution to job retention or progression Number of parents reporting a contribution to job retention or progression Parents show increases in wellbeing and skills as measured by outcomes star Number of parents with increased confidence to seek work and other soft outcomes (to be disaggregated when final version of assessment tool agreed) Increasing in parents acquiring skills or accredited qualification Number of parents who have completed a training programme (state for what) (Possibly measured using outcomes star).

17 Indicators and measures IndicatorTool/measure Front line staff training needs analysis completed and actioned Training needs identified and appropriate training delivered Y/N Increase in public service staff able to identify families in poverty and carry out appropriate screening for pathway support Number of staff trained to carry out initial screening assessment / identify child poverty Target number of parents with need for employability pathway (800 over 2 years) Number of parents who start and number who complete the agreed pathway Parents with employability support needs and level of engagement assessed (against the number of parents identified by Islington baseline data) Number of parents who have undergone an initial screening assessment

18 Outcomes Star Used for the 6 month employability package A way of tracking a parents journey Easy to see progress Easy to see improved progress on some domains than others Not too complex for client Proven track record in other organisations (St. Mungos, Camden)

19 Completed Outcomes Star

20 Reporting More complex potentially From RCP about clients in the pathway From Income maximisation / benefits systems for level 2 support From EYMIS for CC interevention More work in progress!

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