Presentation on theme: "Early Help Arrangements Incorporating Turnaround"— Presentation transcript:
1 Early Help Arrangements Incorporating Turnaround
2 What Are Early Help Arrangements? The collective terminology for delivering the ‘Early Help Offer’ from each partnerIn order that organisations and practitioners collaborate effectively, it is vital that every individual working with children and families is aware of the role that they have to play and the role of other professionals. In addition, effective safeguarding requires clear local arrangements for collaboration between professionals and agencies
3 Early Help OfferThe Early Help ‘Offer’ is about delivering a set of agreed arrangements across the Children’s Trust partnership to co-ordinate and provide a range of services that will improve outcomes for children and young people.We will do this through commissioning, signposting and directly delivering services.
4 Turnaround Part of a national programme Criteria – asb, crime, school attendance, workWhat works: dedicated worker; practical hands on support; persistent, assertive challenging approach; considering the family as a whole; common purpose and agreed actionModel: dedicated workers; services contribute; newly commissioned services
5 Key messages Shared ownership across the Children’s Trust Early Help Arrangements: Making best use of partners to deliver ‘The Offer’Subject to joint inspection arrangementsKey drivers will beGiving the right help to the child/family at the right time.Tackling issues at the earliest opportunityHaving clear thresholds for action which are understood by all professionals, and applied consistentlyManagement of escalation/de-escalationConsidering the family as a wholeCommissioning appropriate services
6 The Early Help Commissioning model ... Early Help PartnersEarly Help CommissionerSet the priorities through multi agency planning and joint commissioning practicesEarly HelpCoordinatorUnderstand the needs across the market and specify the service requirement, developing the marketContracts Officer Secure appropriate services through various procurement methodsMonitor and evaluate ServicesEarly Help BrokerageBroker services via referral requests Offer signposting & IAG on local services
8 Understanding the Language ! Universal Services – delivery to children, young people and families to access a range of universal and community services/resources available to allUniversal plus – a rapid response, when children or young people need additional helpPlus partnership – to provide multi-agency, co-ordinated support for children and families where needs are more complex. Support will be based upon an assessment (Common Assessment Framework), and coordinated through the lead professional. “Turnaround” sits hereStatutory Services – Children and young people who require statutory intervention or support.
9 Phase 2 (April – September) Creation of Specialist Family Support Services (SFSS)Implement the commissioning model through the Access to Resources TeamWrite the Early Intervention and Prevention StrategyEstablish Operational and Governance groups;Quarterly Steering Group MeetingsBi Monthly Implementation GroupRefresh of the Common Assessment FrameworkRefresh the Children And Young People’s Plan (CYPP)Understanding of service needsBuilding the delivery framework