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2 In 2003, the Government published a green paper called Every Child Matters. This was published alongside the formal response to the report into the death of Victoria Climbié, the young girl who was horrifically abused and tortured, and eventually killed by her great aunt and the man with whom they lived.

3 Legal duties The Children Act 2004 provides the legal underpinning for Every Child Matters: Change for Children - the programme aimed at transforming children's services. It builds on the Safeguarding Children duties contained in Section 175 of the Education Act 2002.

4 Structures Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families Rt Hon Ed Balls MP Minister for Young People, Children and Families – RT Hon Beverley Hughes MP Childrens Commissioner – Professor Al Aynsley Green Childrens Trusts (to include Connexions) Directors of Childrens Services in LAs Common Inspection Framework – for inspectorates, including Ofsted

5 Key Principles ECM Not just children at risk Cooperation & sharing information Young peoples views Children 0 – 19 (or 25 for SEN) Improved opportunities and outcomes Accountability Raised priority for child protection

6 Every Child Matters: Change for Children, is a new approach to the well-being of children and young people from birth to age 19. The Government's aim is for every child, whatever their background or their circumstances, to have the support they need to: Be healthy Stay safe Enjoy and achieve Make a positive contribution Achieve economic well-being

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8 New College and ECM Joint Area Reviews (JAR) Annual Assessment Visits (AAV) Inspections Good Practice in all areas – management, curriculum and support teams ILPs & tutorial activities Themed Weeks Course Reviews Lesson / tutorial observations Area Development Plans SAR

9 Inspection Questions & ECM ECM OutcomesOfsted Key Questions Staying Safe KQ5: How effective are leadership and management? Being Healthy KQ4: How well are learners guided and supported? Enjoying & Achieving KQ1: How well do learners achieve? Achieving Economic Well-being KQ4: How well are learners guided and supported? Making a Positive Contribution KQ3: How well do programmes and activities meet the needs & interests of learners?

10 Inspection Grades for ECM outcomes Grade 4: Excellent/outstanding- A service that delivers well above minimum requirements for users Grade 3: Good- A service that consistently delivers above minimum requirements for users Grade 2: Adequate- A service that delivers only minimum requirements for users Grade 1: Inadequate- A service that does not deliver minimum requirements for users.

11 Over to you Young people need

12 Activity 1 From your various areas identify at least 4 activities involving young people for which you or your team are responsible Place these in the top boxes on the A3 sheet entitled ECM outcomes Consider how these activities contribute to 1 or more of the ECM outcomes and put comments / evidence in the appropriate boxes Nominate a spokesperson to feedback 1 of your examples

13 ECM Outcomes Activity Stay Safe Be Healthy Enjoy & Achieve Economic Well-being Positive Contribution

14 Activity 2 Thinking about the Colleges provision in general identify areas of strength and weakness in meeting ECM outcomes Enter evidence for these in the A3 sheet entitled ECM Action Planning For any areas of weakness – consider possible actions we as staff of the college could take to make improvements

15 ECM Action Planning ECM Outcomes StrengthsWeaknessesActions Safe Healthy Enjoy & Achieve Economic Well-being Positive Contribution

16 What Next? All teams should conduct an ECM audit of their activities and include ECM outcomes in their contribution to the Colleges SAR Helpful sources: The AOC Quality Information Pack – Every Child Matters: What it means for colleges Ofsted – Handbook for inspecting colleges Every Child Matters web site -

17 Stay Safe Child Protection Anti bullying CRB checks Security Risk Assessment – visits, placements, vulnerable students Amber Alert checklists and ILPs Student Charter – Rights and Responsibilities Personal Safety workshops Health and Safety Induction Fire Drills ID Badges Equal Opportunities & Diversity reinforcement Arrive Alive workshops

18 Be Healthy Sexual health – College nurse Medical care plans Mental health – stress tutorials Counselling, additional support and other referrals Healthy Eating Substance misuse policy Water fountains and water in lessons No smoking policy and smoking cessation Healthy Colleges status Enrichment opportunities – ILPs Learning Styles

19 Enjoy & Achieve Success Rates Student Satisfaction Surveys Leavers Awards Ceremony Displays of Work Hall of Fame Clippings display / folder Enrichment Social facilities NUS events Themed weeks participation Progress review and Target setting – ILPs Parents Evenings Induction Orange slips and standard letters

20 Economic Well-being Destinations Data & HE progression Essential Skills Value Added / Distance Travelled Wider key skills Ready Steady Job Careers education / tutorials / ILPs Young Enterprise Money Management skills Mock Interviews HE conferences and finance evenings Part time work records and guidance Leavers information Financial support – LSF, EMA, Student Fund

21 Positive Contribution Student Representation – NUS, Ac Board Community links – Art projects, Pantos, theme weeks Enrichment – D of E, Voluntary Service, Student Magazine Community Sports Leaders Youth Council – Youth worker Citizenship tutorials Diversity week Peer Mentors Visits Personal statements and recognition of out of college activities - ILPs

22 ECM EM Following the principles of Every Child Matters reinforces the fact that everyone matters.


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