Presentation on theme: "Engagement of the Voluntary & Community Sector with the BRFC Programme Karen Coker – Commissioning Officer / SCC Kerry Shea– Development & Finance Director."— Presentation transcript:
Engagement of the Voluntary & Community Sector with the BRFC Programme Karen Coker – Commissioning Officer / SCC Kerry Shea– Development & Finance Director / VAST
WORKSHOP OBJECTIVES: To raise awareness and increase knowledge of the BRFC Accreditation Scheme Outline the benefits to the VCS (of being engaged in the BRFC programme) Outline the benefits to BRFC families (of VCS involvement in BRFC)
The BRFC Accreditation Scheme: WHAT’S IT ALL ABOUT? The Accreditation Scheme is a centrally held database of approved and accredited providers to support the delivery of the BRFC Programme through the provision of Key Workers for identified families.
VOLUNTARY SECTOR PROVIDERS BENEFITS TO FAMILIES Understanding of issues for families Eligible families may already be known No stigma - easier to develop trust
VOLUNTARY SECTOR PROVIDERS WHAT’S IN IT FOR YOU? Raise your profile Showcase your services County Council contract
VOLUNTARY SECTOR PROVIDERS BENEFITS Paid to deliver additional support Increase skills
TRAINING 2 DAY KEY WORKER TRAINING Free training Staff costs will be covered
2 DAY KEY WORKER TRAINING – LEARNING OBJECTIVES Day one Family Intervention Workforce Development Understand the role of the key worker in family intervention Know how to work with partner agencies in a family intervention context Understand the principles and values that underpin work with parents Understand professional boundaries when working with families Understand communication methods when working with agencies and families Day two Whole family assessment and coordinating a multi-agency team Understand whole family assessment Understand how to co-ordinate a multi-agency team around a family Understand case recording requirements Understand how to achieve positive closure when working with families
OUTCOMES STAR Accreditation Scheme Key Workers will receive free training and licensing in the use of the Outcomes Star.
A Family of Stars Life Star (Learning Disability) Work Star Recovery Star (mental health) Recovery Star Secure (secure mental health services) Community Star Shooting Star (schools) Older Person’s Star My Star (for children) Empowerment Star (domestic violence) Music Therapy Star Youth Star Spectrum Star (autism) Sexual Health Star Teen Star Drug and Alcohol Star Well-being Star (long-term health conditions) Family StarFamily Star PlusHomelessness StarAlcohol Star
HOW DO I GET ONTO THE SCHEME? Application form (& information pack) http://www.staffordshire.gov.uk/community/community/Accreditation-Framework.aspx OR, go to www.staffordshire.gov.uk Click on ‘Community’ Click on ‘Community Safety’ Click on ‘Building Resilient Families & Communities’ Click on ‘Accreditation Framework’
HOW DO I GET ONTO THE SCHEME? Application form (& information pack) http://www.vast.org.uk/building-resilent-families-and-communities-accreditation-scheme/ OR, go to http://www.vast.org.uk Click on ‘Staffordshire Voice’ Click on ‘Children, Young People & Families’ Click on ‘Building Resilient Families and Communities’ Click on ‘Building Resilient Families and Communities Accreditation Scheme’
HOW DO I GET ONTO THE SCHEME? Complete and return the application form – NO SET DEADLINE Some sections are checked by SCC Procurement colleagues to check compliance and references Once forms have passed the compliance stage they go to the next available panel (held fortnightly) Providers gain a place on the scheme once they have passed the compliance and panel stages, and references have been obtained CONTRACTS ARE THEN AWARDED!
I’M ON THE SCHEME – WHAT HAPPEN’S NEXT? Successful providers must ensure that any staff that they wish to undertake the BRFC Key Worker role attend the mandatory 2 day Key Worker training and the Outcomes Star training DBS details are required for Key Workers Families First District Leads provide information to the District Commissioning Leads (DCLs) / District Children’s Commissioning Officers (DCCOs) on those families who require a Key Worker DCLs / DCCOs then consult the Accreditation Scheme database to identify which providers are on the scheme for their district – brief details are then emailed to providers
I’M ON THE SCHEME – WHAT HAPPEN’S NEXT? Once a provider has been identified the Individual Family Placement Agreement (IFPA) / contract is signed by the provider and SCC Officer The IFPA contains the Family Profile (started by Families First at district profiling / mapping meetings) and the Troubled Families Criteria Form Arrangements have been made which ensure that the Key Worker has the opportunity to meet with the Families First District Lead (or other member of staff) to: – discuss the family / gather more intelligence – discuss the approach to be taken when contacting the family for the first time
I’M ON THE SCHEME – WHAT HAPPEN’S NEXT? Accreditation Scheme providers are paid at a rate of £17 per hour To simplify the process providers are paid for up to 3 hours per ‘visit’ – this then includes travel time, the actual visit, and any phone calls / meetings in relation to the family Key Workers complete a standard timesheet per family (template provided) and return monthly (with an invoice) Contracts are initially put in place for each family for a set period of time - linked to the level of support required (Superlight / Light / Intensive)
I’M ON THE SCHEME – WHAT HAPPEN’S NEXT? Monitoring may take place with the DCL / DCCO in regards to progress being made for the family Cases close / contracts end when the family has been ‘turned around’ and Payment by Results claims have been made for the family (via the District BRFC Administrator)