Presentation on theme: "Joint Area Review (JAR) JIM ATKINSON COMMISSIONING TEAM CHILDREN & YOUNG PEOPLE’S DIRECTORATE GLOUCESTERSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL."— Presentation transcript:
Joint Area Review (JAR) JIM ATKINSON COMMISSIONING TEAM CHILDREN & YOUNG PEOPLE’S DIRECTORATE GLOUCESTERSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL
WHAT IS THE JAR? JAR is an inspection of services for CYP Whole of CYPSP – not just GCC Judges the outcomes for CYP and extent to which local services work JAR is an extension of the Annual Performance Assessment (APA) Linked Enhanced Youth Service inspection and Youth Offending Service inspection Integral to CPA inspections of Gloucestershire County Council – on site together in October 2007
THE PROCESS APA will be based on review of CYPP, across all agencies –submitted by 14 th June Analysis stage, on-site, to look at APA, documentation and case files Two week on site fieldwork, including interviews with officers, members, CYP and their carers No neighbourhood study – but inspectors “right to roam”
FOCUS (all JARS) Safeguarding Children Looked After CYP with Learning Difficulties and/or Disabilities (LDD)
FOCUS FOR GLOUCESTERSHIRE JAR (from 2006 APA) Inter-agency work with Children with Disabilities Children and young people with mental health problems Children and young people misusing substances Young people who offend, particularly first time offenders and those in foster care
JAR GRADES –Safeguarding –Children Looked After –CYP with Learning Difficulties and/or disabilities (LDD) –Leadership and Management (with an emphasis on partnership working) –Capacity to improve
TIMELINE January – June:Review to CYPP (APA) – developing 2007/08 CYPP Business Plan 17 th May:JAR Briefing meeting 23 rd July:Set up meeting September:Feedback visit on APA W/c 10 th September:On-site YOS inspection W/c 24 th September:On-site analysis stage W/c 15 th October for 2 weeks On-site Fieldwork
CASETRACKING Purpose To assess the effectiveness of inter-agency working on achieving better outcomes for children and families with serious and complex needs Inspectors will use the case tracking approach to identify how far support has contributed to improving outcomes for CYP
CASETRACKING Components Case file reading (analysis stage) Questionnaires completed by lead professionals and associate professionals from different agencies Interviewing lead professionals and key staff from other agencies Meet and talk to CYP and their parents/carers
CASETRACKING Process Local authority to provide list of 100 cases 35 LAC 35 LDD – should be known to education service 30 CP Will look at involvement from health, VCS and independent sector. Lead inspector will choose 10 cases from the 100 to be tracked: 4 LAC 4 LDD 2 CP
DATA ISSUES JAR dataset Requests during the inspection Are all partners prepared?
FURTHER INFORMATION www.ofsted.gov.uk/childrenandyoungpeople Jim Atkinson – 01452 426805 Questions?