Sector-led Improvement for Children’s Services in London  Frankie Sulke DCS Lewisham 15 June 2011
Briefing and consultation… <ul><li>Background </li></ul><ul><li>Proposals for London  </li></ul><ul><li>Next steps </li></...
Background… <ul><li>Collective responsibility for improving outcomes for children and young people  </li></ul><ul><li>Sect...
Leads for London <ul><li>Cllr Steve Reed – Leader, Lambeth </li></ul><ul><li>Cheryl Coppell – CE, Havering and chair of LS...
Early discussions: <ul><li>London as a  regional ‘ early adopter’ </li></ul><ul><li>Need to build on successful practice i...
An ‘early adopter’ proposal for London <ul><li>Aims….. </li></ul><ul><li>improve outcomes for children and young people th...
Targeted  and  universal An ‘early adopter’ proposal for London
<ul><li>Targeted….. </li></ul><ul><li>Using RSAs and building on their current work: </li></ul><ul><li>Risk-based, intelli...
<ul><li>Universal… </li></ul><ul><li>Each borough:  </li></ul><ul><li>Identifies up to three areas for improvement  </li><...
<ul><li>Your views… </li></ul><ul><li>DCS’ views and volunteer boroughs for universal element </li></ul><ul><li>Revised ea...
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SULKE Sector-led Improvement for Children’s Services in London15 june 2011

  1. 1. Sector-led Improvement for Children’s Services in London Frankie Sulke DCS Lewisham 15 June 2011
  2. 2. Briefing and consultation… <ul><li>Background </li></ul><ul><li>Proposals for London </li></ul><ul><li>Next steps </li></ul>Your views….
  3. 3. Background… <ul><li>Collective responsibility for improving outcomes for children and young people </li></ul><ul><li>Sector-led improvement and peer challenge and support is more sustainable, effective and better vfm than old Government Offices approach </li></ul><ul><li>National model in development </li></ul><ul><li>Not a replacement for OfSTED </li></ul><ul><li>‘ Early adopters’ needed for 2011/12 </li></ul><ul><li>Resources secured from DfE </li></ul>
  4. 4. Leads for London <ul><li>Cllr Steve Reed – Leader, Lambeth </li></ul><ul><li>Cheryl Coppell – CE, Havering and chair of LSCB </li></ul><ul><li>Eleanor Schooling – DCS, Islington </li></ul><ul><li>Frankie Sulke – DCS, Lewisham </li></ul>
  5. 5. Early discussions: <ul><li>London as a regional ‘ early adopter’ </li></ul><ul><li>Need to build on successful practice in London, particularly the Regional Safeguarding Advisers (RSAs) </li></ul><ul><li>Need to keep bureaucracy to a minimum </li></ul><ul><li>Must have backing of London Leaders, Lead Members and CEs and be integrated into peer work of ALDCS and London Safeguarding Children Board </li></ul><ul><li>Need to secure a climate of learning and improvement, using best practice in peer challenge, support and review </li></ul>
  6. 6. An ‘early adopter’ proposal for London <ul><li>Aims….. </li></ul><ul><li>improve outcomes for children and young people through supporting boroughs in developing and implementing effective improvement strategies </li></ul><ul><li>improve the sharing and embedding of good practice and processes across London </li></ul><ul><li>increase trust and learning in sharing information and approaches across boroughs </li></ul><ul><li>be more proactive in preventing boroughs’ children’s services failing or going into intervention </li></ul>
  7. 7. Targeted and universal An ‘early adopter’ proposal for London
  8. 8. <ul><li>Targeted….. </li></ul><ul><li>Using RSAs and building on their current work: </li></ul><ul><li>Risk-based, intelligence-led, targeted work with individual authorities, prioritising those in need </li></ul><ul><li>Identifying common areas for improvement and development across London </li></ul><ul><li>Specific work on LSCB identified gaps in provision – eg court work and colocation with police </li></ul>An ‘early adopter’ proposal for London
  9. 9. <ul><li>Universal… </li></ul><ul><li>Each borough: </li></ul><ul><li>Identifies up to three areas for improvement </li></ul><ul><li>Peer challenge in relation to those areas – why these? Why does performance fall short? </li></ul><ul><li>Time limited improvement plans developed </li></ul><ul><li>London and national ‘improvement menu’ there to help </li></ul><ul><li>Formal review at specified time to ensure improvement </li></ul><ul><li>Peer challenge also in relation to London themes identified in targeted work </li></ul>An ‘early adopter’ proposal for London
  10. 10. <ul><li>Your views… </li></ul><ul><li>DCS’ views and volunteer boroughs for universal element </li></ul><ul><li>Revised early adopter proposal submitted </li></ul><ul><li>Resources for London secured </li></ul><ul><li>The devil in the detail – quality of peer challenge, clarity of scope, recruiting high quality RSAs etc </li></ul><ul><li>Work to be done between July and December </li></ul><ul><li>Ensure London early adopter experience feeds into national model and we learn from others </li></ul><ul><li>March 2012 – system goes live </li></ul>Next steps…

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