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1 Andrew Kendrick, Claire Cassidy & John Paul Fitzpatrick Strathclyde’s Children: Working together to improve the lives of children and young peopleInterprofessional Working and the Children and Young People (Scotland) ActAndrew Kendrick, Claire Cassidy & John Paul Fitzpatrick
2 Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014 Children’s rightsCorporate parentingChildren’s services planningChild’s plansProvision of named personEarly learning and childcareAfter care and continuing care
3 Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014 Scottish Government’s aim: ‘to create a programme of change in the culture and practice of all services that affect the lives of children, young people and their families’.
4 Interprofessional working Kilbrandon – Social Education DepartmentYouth strategies in the 1980/90sChildren (Scotland) Act 1995Getting it Right for Every Child (GIRFEC)
5 Barriers to partnership Structures and systemsCommunication and informationProfessional and organisational prioritiesWhether partnership perceived as mutually beneficialDefending agency budgets
6 Children – the missing link? Inter-professional working and the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014Children – the missing link?
7 Rights“…steps which they could take which would or might better secure better or further effect in Scotland of the UNCRC requirements”Report every three years on progress and plans“...must take such account as they consider appropriate of any relevant views of children of which the Scottish Ministers are aware”
8 Declaration on Human Rights Education and Training Adopted by UN General Assembly, December Everyone has the right to know, seek and receive information about all human rights and fundamental freedoms and should have access to human rights education and training. 2. Human rights education and training is essential for the promotion of universal respect for and observance of all human rights and fundamental freedoms for all, in accordance with the principles of the universality, indivisibility and interdependence of human rights. 3. The effective enjoyment of all human rights, in particular the right to education and access to information, enables access to human rights education and training.
14 Corporate Parents Scottish Social Services Council Scottish Ministers Local authoritiesChildren’s Hearings ScotlandNational Convener of CHSThe Principal ReporterScottish Children’s Reporter AdministrationHealth BoardsHealthcare Improvement ScotlandScottish Qualifications AuthoritySkills Development ScotlandCare InspectorateScottish Social Services CouncilScottish Sports CouncilChief constable of the Police Service of ScotlandScottish Police AuthorityScottish Fire and Rescue ServiceScottish Legal Aid BoardCommissioner for Children and Young People in ScotlandMental Welfare Commission for ScotlandScottish Housing RegulatorBòrd na GàidhligCreative ScotlandColleges and University
15 Corporate Parenting Responsibilities Duty of every corporate parent:to be alert to matters which, or which might, adversely affect the wellbeing of children and young people,to assess the needs of those children and young people for services and support it provides,to promote the interests of those children and young people,to seek to provide those children and young people with opportunities to participate in activities designed to promote their wellbeing,to take such action as it considers appropriate to help those children and young people to access opportunities it provides and to make use of services, and access support, which it provides.
16 Provision of Named Persons ‘Pre-school child’ – health board makes arrangements for the named personAll other children – local authority makes arrangements for the named personWhat a Named Person does:Advising, informing or supporting the child or young person, or a parentHelping the child or young person, or a parent to access a service or supportRaising matters about the child or young person with a service provider or relevant authorityDuty to help a named personDuty to share informationInformation shared ‘in breach of a duty of confidentiality’ is not to be provided to any other person
17 Child’s PlansIf the child has a wellbeing need – that is if the child’s wellbeing is being, or is at risk of being, adversely affected by any matterANDcan be met by a ‘targeted intervention’The child’s plan is to contain a statement of:The child’s wellbeing needThe targeted interventionWho is to provide itHow it is to be providedThe outcome that it is intended to achieveDuty to deliver and review the plan
18 Children’s Services Planning Both universal services and targeted servicesChildren’s services plan prepared with a view that services are provided in a way that:best safeguards, supports and promotes the wellbeing of children in the area concerned,ensures that any action to meet needs is taken at the earliest appropriate time and that, where appropriate, action is taken to prevent needs arising,is most integrated from the point of view of recipients, andconstitutes the best use of available resourcesSo far as reasonably practicable, provide children’s services in the area of the local authority in accordance with the plan
19 Early Learning and Childcare Making more hours of free early learning and childcare available for 3 and 4 year oldsMaking more hours of free early learning and childcare available for 2 year olds who are looked after or subject to a kinship care order, or who have been since turning 2Taking steps to make early learning and childcare more flexible.
20 Aftercare and Continuing Care Aftercare – ‘advice, guidance and assistance’any young person who ceases to be looked after by a local authority on or after their 16th birthday will be eligible to aftercare services.extends eligibility to aftercare services to care leavers aged 21 to 25.‘Continuing Care’ - local authorities will be under a duty to assess and (if it is deemed appropriate) make provision for a care leaver to remain in their ‘looked after’ placement (or suitable alternative accommodation) and in receipt of ‘other assistance’ until the age of 21.
21 Implications for Interprofessional Working Building on the work that has gone beforeGIRFECEarly Years CollaborativeWhole systems approachAddresses all levelsNational governmentLocal government and service providersIndividual professionalPrinciples, policy and practiceThe child and family at the centre