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1 Youth Support Service Pre-launch meeting 29 th June 2012

2 Launch day | Health & Safety Briefing Brief notice about the premises Fire exits Toilets Times for breaks

3 Welcome! Welcome to this meeting Welcome to the new service launch Recap on agenda for the day Want to hear contributions from all

4 Vision We want all our children and young people growing up in Slough to enjoy life, achieve through learning, be proud of where they live and be valuable members of the community.

5 Vision – Our role The aim of the Youth Support Service is to deliver a consistent and effective means of providing support to young people between the ages of 11 and 19 who are experiencing difficulties. –Up to 25 years old with additional needs –Support where required over and above what can be offered by universal services

6 CYPP3 Reminder of CYPP3 priorities Our role in delivering these

7 Priority 1 Helping families to care for their children by ensuring that children and young people are effectively safeguarded from harm, and are safe in their families and communities. Where children are more vulnerable, including children and young people with a disability, those in need of protection, and those who cannot live with their families, their health, education and social outcomes are at least as good as other children in their age group. Implementing the Improvement Plan drawn up following the Ofsted announced inspection of safeguarding and looked after children in April 2011, to ensure that children in need and children with child protection plans are safe and feel safe.

8 Priority 1 – Areas we contribute to… Improved partnership working arrangements to reduce the impact of domestic abuse, substance abuse and parental mental health on outcomes for children. Develop a clear, measurable, outcome focussed plan for all children and young people in need, with child protection plans and those who are looked after, implemented with full co-operation by all partner agencies and children’s parents and carers. Involve the most vulnerable children and young people in planning their own future, and service delivery. Support them to achieve their personal goals, wishes and desires through participation and engagement activities. Provide additional support for looked after children and young people to ensure that historical gaps in achievement against all outcome areas are reduced

9 Priority 2 Helping families to care for their children by offering simple, quick, easy and effective routes for children, young people and their families to identify problems and intervene early; offer support to families to help them find solutions; and prevent the need for more intensive services.

10 Priority 2 – Areas we contribute to Identify vulnerable children, young people and their families in need of targeted services and ensure services available to meet their needs Encourage the use of the Common Assessment Framework by all organisations working with children, young people and their families to enable early identification of need and swift resolution; for example, families where there is domestic abuse or substance abuse; parents with mental health needs.

11 Priority 3 Helping families to ensure that children and young people enjoy good physical and emotional health across their life course.

12 Priority 3 – Areas we contribute to… Support young people to choose to participate in exercise Encourage parents, children and young people to make healthy choices in food and exercise Engage with parents, children and young people so that their dental health needs are better met carry out mental health promotion to raise awareness and enable families to seek earlier intervention Ensure that young people taking part in sexual activity are encouraged to use long acting reversible contraception, and to augment the percentage of dual testing for Chlamydia and gonorrhoea from 22% to 35%

13 Priority 4 Helping families by ensuring that children and young people have access to high quality and effective education, leading to rapid and sustainable progress with high levels of achievement.

14 Priority 4 – Areas we contribute to Schools develop a wide range of strategies to improve attendance working with the local authority The local authority and partners help parents and carers take part in enhancing their children’s education in settings other than school Schools, with support, carry out their role to increase the ability of vulnerable children and young people to learn, through specialist input and targeted early intervention

15 Priority 5 Targeting young people to offer them opportunities to access high quality education, future employment and training, lead healthy lifestyles and become responsible citizens as they move into adult life.

16 Priority 5 – Areas we contribute to… All of them!!!

17 Young people become successful, independent adults and are supported in learning and finding jobs. Include young people in planning, delivering and reviewing services to ensure that their voice is heard across all services which they use now and in future. Review the 14-19 strategy, implement improvements and prepare local responses to the raising of the participation age: all young people will continue in education or training to 17 from 2013 and to 18 from 2015. Engage with schools and colleges in supporting young people into adult life. Give all young people access to information, advice and guidance through schools, colleges, training providers and integrated youth support services. Continue work to engage young people in education, employment and training, especially for young people from low income backgrounds, teenage parents, young offenders and those with SEN, through the targeted IYSS work. Address the housing needs of care leavers, young offenders and vulnerable young people.

18 Priority 5 next heading Young people are safe at home and in their communities. Targeted activities help young people in living with their families, making the most of their potential, and contributing to their communities. They have opportunities in and out of school to take part in social, sports, leisure and educational activities

19 Sub-steps Set up and deliver Integrated Youth Support Services. Commission and deliver targeted services for young people through public and voluntary sector provision. Offer information to young people through web-based media Engage with businesses to ensure young people broaden their understanding of the working environment, relate their education to business need and know about future career prospects in local business.

20 Young people are helped to lead healthy lifestyles Support young people’s health needs through advice, information and services which reduce teenage pregnancies, substance misuse and sexual health.

21 Young people who have offended or are at risk of offending are able to find alternative interests Implement the recommendations of the Youth Offending Team Inspection which took place in February 2011. Ensure effective prevention strategies and early identification of young people at risk of offending to reduce first time offending rates and repeat offending of young people. Provide targeted short term interventions to young people who are subject to statutory community interventions, so that they can take part in diversionary activities. Keep custodial sentences low.

22 How will we know? Young people, their parents/carers, schools, colleges, employers and community organisations will be positive about the opportunities open to them through the help provided and have used those to improve their educational attainment, and access to further and higher education and future employment. Young people will contribute to the community, be enthusiastic and successful learners, and have support to help them lead healthy lifestyles. First time entrant’s figures to the Youth Offending Service will remain low.

23 Next steps There is work ongoing to update the Priority 5 outcomes plan Further work around defining national and local indicators and measurement vehicles Service plan as a sub-plan of Priority 5 outcomes plan to be released by August

24 Continued next steps There is an external review ongoing of many service areas within what was previously Education & Children’s Services Taking a high level view based on need and recommending commissioning and overall delivery strategies Recommendations to Cabinet in September 2012

25 Current priorities pending the external review Managing the meantime Priorities may shift, model for Early Response Hub may change, social care will continue to change Focus on vulnerable young people and on NEET will remain unchanged Providing the best service we can for young people

26 Youth Professional and Senior Youth Professional roles What is a youth professional anyway?

27 Youth Professional A single role representing a range of professional qualifications and expertise Parallels to Lead Professional Key focus is on multi-agency support for young people

28 Main purpose of role To engage with young people who require support above what can be delivered by universal services To create and deliver care plans and coordinate interventions from other services To provide information, advice and guidance to young people on a range of issues

29 Three key skills areas – refer to JD Engaging and working with young people to move them on Team working and ability to coordinate or lead a multi-agency team Ability to plan, monitor and evaluate interventions and understand outcomes

30 Breakdown of skills

31 Skills in working with young people Ability to understand needs and best long term interests of young people Ability to engage young people Mentoring, counselling and advocacy skills Working with groups Understanding of young people’s issues and motivations Reflective practitioner

32 Multi-agency team working skills Understanding of different agencies Chairing meetings Getting the best out of a team with different skills Managing timescales and outcomes on a shared action plan Resource and timescale management Communication skills Project management skills

33 Case planning skills Skills in action planning and monitoring Ability to accurately record plans and monitor progress Ability to understand and evaluate outcomes, effectiveness and value for money Ability to make use of research Understand and manage risk

34 Added responsibilities of Senior Youth Professional Ability to lead and a coordinate a team of different agencies to support young people and families with multiple needs Assist in management of service wide delivery or projects, act as on-site manager at SYPC Will already have specialist expertise and knowledge and be able to lead a team in this area Deliver training for other professionals May manage a team of Youth Advisors

35 What does good look like in this context? Outcomes for young people worked with Reflective practice, learning from experience Effectiveness of the wider support team Evidence base in terms of outcomes achieved and documented, contribution towards shared targets

36 What does good look like? Are we helping young people to progress? Are we doing this in a way that is effective and makes good use of council and partner resources? Can we prove this?

37 Portfolios Your job description states that you will have or develop skills in a range of specialist areas relevant to young people –Will be documented during informal monitoring period –Need to consider existing skills and those that you want to develop further

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