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  • 1. www.bromley.gov.ukStrategies for Children and Young People ServicesUnderstanding a confusing picture!
  • 2. www.bromley.gov.ukSo, what strategies are there?
  • 3. www.bromley.gov.ukWhy so many? How do they fit together? Questions, questions, questions…OrganisationallevelBuilding a BetterBromleyDepartmentallevelPortfolio PlansService levelImprovement,Efficiency andEffectiveness PlansIndividual levelPADSPartnership level- Health and Wellbeing Strategy- Joint Strategic Needs Assessment- Children’s Strategy
  • 4. www.bromley.gov.ukAre there are common themes for them all?Common visionCommon underpinning outcomesCommon priority areas
  • 5. www.bromley.gov.ukAre there are common themes for them all? (cont’d)Common vision: “Securing the best possible future for all children and youngpeople in the Borough, including a clear focus on supportingthe most vulnerable children and young people in ourcommunity”
  • 6. www.bromley.gov.ukAre there are common themes for them all? (cont’d) Common underpinning outcomes: Children and young people enjoy learning and achieve their fullpotential Ensuring the health and wellbeing of children and young people,and their families Children and young people are safe where they live, go to school,play and work Children and young people behave positively, take responsibilityfor their actions and feel safe within the Borough, and parents andcarers take responsibility for the behaviour of their children Young people get the best possible start in adult life
  • 7. www.bromley.gov.ukAre there are common themes for them all? (cont’d) Common priority areas: emotional health and wellbeing children’s social care including children in care children with complex needs and disabilities including transition of young people with learning difficultiesand/or disabilities to Adult Services
  • 8. www.bromley.gov.ukSo, what’s changing? Health and Social Care Bill: Abolishing – Primary Care Trusts Strategic Health Authorities Transferring responsibility – Public Health to local authorities Creating – Clinical Commissioning Groups National Commissioning Board Health and Wellbeing Boards
  • 9. www.bromley.gov.ukSo, what’s changing? (cont’d) Other key changes: Academies Act 2010 and Education Act 2011 Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Green Paper including Pathfinder Bid Review of Child Protection and Safeguarding Review of Family Justice System Welfare Reform Bill Review of Early Years Foundation Stage
  • 10. www.bromley.gov.ukSo, what’s this “Health and Wellbeing Board”?The Health and Wellbeing Board for Bromley will: bring together the leaders of local health and care systems with local people, tounderstand what local communities need and to develop the best strategies to meetthose needs work to join up services across the NHS, public health, social care and children’sservices take the lead on developing a shared understanding of local needs using Joint Strategic Needs Assessments setting the priorities and strategy for health and wellbeing in Bromley through……the Health and WellbeingStrategy for Bromley
  • 11. www.bromley.gov.ukSo, what’s this “Health and Wellbeing Strategy”?The Health and Wellbeing Strategy for Bromley: is a statutory document aiming to respond to the health, social care and wellbeingissues brings together those areas which impact on health and wellbeing into a singleco-ordinated framework guide the various agencies in Bromley as they tackle the major public health andwell-being challenges to improve the health of the population reduce health inequalities
  • 12. www.bromley.gov.ukSo, how do children and young people fit in? The Health and Wellbeing Strategy includes 3 priorities which areparticularly focused on children and young people: Increasing volumes and complexity of need children referred to Children’s Social Care children with mental and emotional healthproblems children with complex needs and disabilitiesDo you remember the common priority areas?
  • 13. www.bromley.gov.ukSo, what’s happening? The 3 priorities for children and young people have been written using: information from existing documents, such as: Children and Young People Portfolio Plan and Childrens Strategy local needs assessments including the Joint Strategic Needs Assessment 2011 Committee and Executive Working Party reports local service reports including the Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Service AnnualReport 2010-11 previous local and national reviews together with input from a number of Heads of Service and Service Managersfrom the Council and our partners
  • 14. www.bromley.gov.ukSo, what’s happening? (cont’d) The priority sections include: what is the issue and what are the implications for Bromley? what are we currently doing and what do we intend to do? what are the gaps? what are the expected outcomes? how will we monitor and measure success? The draft Health and Wellbeing Strategy is being considered by the Health andWellbeing Board on 15 March will also be presented to the Bromley Children and Young People Partnership on26 March
  • 15. www.bromley.gov.ukIssues for the future Impact of further changes from government reform agenda Impact of Health and Social Care Act Impact of reductions in funding levels Impact of continuing rising demand – both numbers and complexity Impact of changes to local services and structures Impact of the unknown…
  • 16. www.bromley.gov.ukAny questions…?
  • 17. www.bromley.gov.ukContact meMichael WattsSenior Partnerships and Planning Officer@ michael.watts@bromley.gov.uk