Presentation on theme: "Maggie Carter Assistant Director, Learner & Family Support"— Presentation transcript:
1 Maggie Carter Assistant Director, Learner & Family Support Parent Support Adviser TrainingWhy Parents MatterMaggie CarterAssistant Director, Learner & Family Support
2 Key to Improving Life Chances Great!A ChallengeBeing a parent is…A responsibilityLonelyScaryFun
3 Strategic Partnership For the Children's &Young Peoples TrustComprehensive strategy to support and involve parentsFor the governmentEvery Parent MattersFor Plymouth's LocalStrategic PartnershipSupporting parents is a priorityYouth, family and future generations
4 Children Act 2004The Act puts improving children’s well being at the heart of our policies by creating clear shared outcomes across services embedded in legislationThe Act places a duty on local authorities to make arrangements through which key agencies co-operate to improve the well-being of children and young people and widen services’ powers to pool budgets in support of this
5 Children Act – the Outcomes Framework 5 Key Outcomes Be Healthy – enjoying good physical and mental health and living a healthy lifestyleStay Safe – being protected from harm and neglect and growing up able to look after themselvesEnjoy & Achieve – getting the most out of life and developing broad skills for adulthoodMake a Positive Contribution – to the community and to society and not engaging in anti-social or offending behaviourAchieve Economic Well-Being
6 Children Act Children’s Trust Arrangements by 2008 Integrated StrategyIntegrated ProcessesIntegrated Front-Line DeliveryOutcomes for children & young peopleFamilies CommunityInter-Agency Governance
7 In Plymouth… Integrated Governance Lead member for Children’s ServicesDirector of Children’s ServicesFour Assistant DirectorsChildren & Young People’s Trust Board
8 Integrated Strategy Children and Young People’s Plan Priorities Joint Commissioning StrategyParenting & Family Support Strategy
9 Integrated ProcessesChild Concern Model to Common Assessment FrameworkInformation sharing protocol
10 Integrated Front Line Delivery Locality Service DeliveryChildren’s CentresExtended SchoolsSchool CollaborationsIntegrated specialist teams e.g. Disability / Looked After Children
12 Providing Family Support Services Providing Family Support City WideSpecialist ServicesProviding Family SupportFamily SupportWheel of Integrated ServiceDeliveryLocality BasedServices Providing Family SupportYouthOffendingServiceIntegrated DisabilityTeamParenting ProgrammesParent SupportAdvisorsParent SupportAdvisors CoordinatorCommunity Voluntary andFaith SectorEarly Years ChildcareEarly YearsEducationParent PartnershipAdvice &AssessmentEducationWelfareOfficersExtendedSchoolsCoordinatorsCommon Assessment FrameworkCommunityEducationalPsychologyServiceSpeech & Language TherapistCommunityPublicHealthWorkersIntegrated InformationSystemTheZoneIntegratedLocalityTeamSpecialistCAMHSPlymouth Inclusive Education Transitions TeamMulti Agency Support Team CoordinatorsConnexionsHousingPlymouth Adult Community Learning ServiceHealth VisitorsBehaviourSupportTeamChildren’s Centre LeadersVoluntary RepresentationRespect(Family Outreach Project)Specialist Parenting ProgrammesDentistsPoliceOptometristsYouthCAMHSChildren’s Fund ProgrammesSchool Based StaffGP SurgeriesMulti Agency Support TeamCity Wide Specialist ServicesLocality Based Teams offering Universal and Targeted Serviceswith a Focus on Prevention and Early InterventionSocial CareFostering & AdoptionLooked After ChildrenFamily Support ServicesChildren In The CommunitySafeguarding16+Safeguarding is everyone’s business
13 Parenting and Family Support Strategy The Government is asking local authorities to: Develop a strategy for the design and delivery of parenting support services that informs the Children and Young People’s Plan and takes account of parent’s views.Develop support services along a continuum, from early intervention and preventative services through to the use of enforcement measures.Identify a single commissioner of parenting support services, andCommission parenting programmes that are evidence based. There is scope for innovation too!
14 Why do we need this Strategy? By taking a strategic approach to the development and commissioning of parenting support services we will be more effective at meeting the needs of familiesWe will develop a continuum of parenting support which should reduce levels of duplication and ultimately improve outcomes for children/young people by working in a smarter way‘Parent Support Services’ are defined as any activity or facility aimed at providing information, advice and support to parents and carers to help them in bringing up their children
15 Targeted / Preventative Parenting/Family Support The Continuum of ServicesSpecialistProvisionIncluding enforcementTargeted / PreventativeUniversal Provision100% of ParentsParenting/Family Supporte.g. Parenting Orders, Care Orders, ASBOs, Specialist CAHMSe.g. Parenting Workshops, Behaviour Support Team, Community CAHMS, Education Welfare Service, Voluntary Sector Servicee.g. Information Services, Books, TV programmes, Health Visiting, Extended Schools and Children’s Centres, PSAs
16 Parent & Family Support Strategy How and where parents want itInformation support and adviceEasily AccessibleSpecialist ProvisionTargeted ProvisionUniversal ProvisionA continuum of supportParent & Family Support StrategyEarly interventionPart of where children go every dayMakes a differenceIn localities
17 So… we know that Parents are the centre of children's lives 75% of parents want to know how to be better parentsSchools and early years settings see children and young people every dayPartnership between parents and schools has positive impact on children’s achievement (and vice versa!)Schools want to support parents and parents want to support schools – but it can be scary!
18 We want:Parents to have access to information, support and guidance appropriate to their needsParents to contribute to planning for their childrenParents to contribute to planning of services for all children and young people locally and citywide
19 Involving parents is a priority Parent Carer ForumRecruitmentChildren’s Trust BoardInvolving parents is a priorityPlanning Developing & Monitoring Services
20 So the future is… Stronger collective voice for parents Higher profile for parentsCollaborativeSo the future is…Developing new roles and new relationshipsLocalA funding challengeA challenge to old attitudes / ways of workingShowing how we make a difference
21 We need you to: Good Luck!! Be part of the continuum of support for parents in PlymouthWork alongside parentsHelp parents to understand ‘the system’ and ‘the system’ to understand parentsEnable parents to put across their views effectively via the Forum and individuallyBe a bridge between parents, schools and servicesGood Luck!!