International ldd conference (4.11.10)


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Dear friends,

from Nov 3rd – 7th 2010 caravan members from Malta, Turkey, Greece and Germany participated in
a very interesting seminar in Sheffield/UK with the title:

Unemployment, Social Exclusion and Poverty of Young Disabled People in Europe

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International ldd conference (4.11.10)

  1. 1. Improving Outcomes…. A Partnership Approach Dee Desgranges Assistant Director Lifelong Learning Skills & Communities
  2. 2. The National Challenge <ul><li>The legislative imperative </li></ul><ul><li>“ From April 2010, the Apprenticeships, Skills, Children and Learners Act comes in to force and, responsibility for the funding and organisation of 16-19 education and training will be transferred from the Learning and Skills Council to local authorities.” </li></ul><ul><li>“ We are taking this opportunity to also reform the arrangements for learners with learning difficulties and/or disabilities (LLDD) up to the age of 25, by placing responsibility for those LLDD aged 19-25 with a learning difficulty assessment with local authorities.” </li></ul>
  3. 3. The National Challenge Raising The Participation Age <ul><li>The legislative imperative </li></ul><ul><li>New duty applies to anyone who is: </li></ul><ul><li>Under 18 and </li></ul><ul><li>Resident in England and </li></ul><ul><li>Without level 3 qualification </li></ul><ul><li>Duty is to participate in: </li></ul><ul><li>Full time education </li></ul><ul><li>Apprenticeship </li></ul><ul><li>Part time accredited learning (at least 280 guided learning hours per year – around a day per week) if in employment or volunteering full time (at least 20 hours per week) </li></ul><ul><li>Introduced in phases – to 17 in 2013; 18 in 2015 </li></ul>
  4. 4. The National Challenge Raising the Participation Age <ul><li>The Financial Imperative </li></ul><ul><li>Redressing the negative – NEET (Not in Education, employment or Training) to EET </li></ul><ul><li>It costs </li></ul><ul><li>Additional lifetime cost of £97k per individual NEET </li></ul><ul><li>RPA could generate £2.4 billion for each cohort (£2 to £1 return on increased investment in additional provision and support) </li></ul>
  5. 5. The National Challenge <ul><li>The moral imperative </li></ul><ul><li>All young people should achieve their potential in school </li></ul><ul><li>Too many young people with LDD are not in education, employment or training after 16 (NEET) </li></ul><ul><li>Some have low expectations about future employment opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>Households of unemployment </li></ul>
  6. 6. The National Challenge <ul><li>The moral imperative </li></ul><ul><li>It really costs </li></ul><ul><li>A long term NEET at age 21 is more likely to be </li></ul><ul><li>Unemployed/ under employed </li></ul><ul><li>Lower income </li></ul><ul><li>Criminal record </li></ul><ul><li>Poor health & depression </li></ul><ul><li>Death </li></ul>
  7. 7. The Sheffield Challenge <ul><li>Reflects the national picture </li></ul><ul><li>How do we develop </li></ul><ul><li>Appropriate learning & training provision </li></ul><ul><li>Support for families </li></ul><ul><li>Employment opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>Cost effective joined up services </li></ul><ul><li>For all of our vulnerable young people but particularly for those with LDD </li></ul>
  8. 8. By Doing Things Better… <ul><li>Intelligent commissioning </li></ul><ul><li>Raising expectations </li></ul><ul><li>Supporting & Including </li></ul><ul><li>Growing our own </li></ul><ul><li>Honesty and transparency </li></ul><ul><li>…… .Partnership working </li></ul>
  9. 9. Local Solutions <ul><li>Knowing the cohort Earlier Assessment </li></ul><ul><li>Fair treatment Vulnerability Matrix </li></ul><ul><li>Improved and more diverse options Growing Our Own </li></ul><ul><li>Person centred and realistic Individualised Programmes </li></ul><ul><li>Relevant and respected qualifications Foundation Learning </li></ul><ul><li>Sheffield, the first choice My City Learning </li></ul>
  10. 10. Knowing the cohort Earlier Assessment Knowing the cohort The Learning for Living & Work Framework Working with young people and their families from Y9 (age 13) to plan for post 16 The Local Authority Schools Connexions Health Social Services Post 16 providers
  11. 11. A Vulnerability Matrix <ul><li>Data rich </li></ul><ul><li>Objective and independent </li></ul><ul><li>Equality across schools and the city </li></ul><ul><li>Agreed indicators </li></ul>Workless Household LDD Exclusion Absence Known to YOS LAC Older NEET Free School Meals Vulnerability
  12. 12. Growing Our Own Connexions Sprint Training Barnardo’s SYTG Whirlow Farm Signpost Bents Green Talbot School BTCV Mencap OMIT Sheffield College Sheff Live KMP Heritage Park School
  13. 13. Individualised Programmes ££££ ££££ Health Housing Leisure Employment Support Learning
  14. 16. <ul><li>Better outcomes </li></ul><ul><li>Fewer NEETs </li></ul><ul><li>More appropriate provision </li></ul><ul><li>Excellent support service </li></ul><ul><li>Increased employment opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>Strong Partnership Working </li></ul>