Workforce Development In Norfolk

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A presentation given at one of the National Youth Agency's regional events on the Governments new ten yearyouth strategy, called "Aiming High".















For more information visit www.nya.org.uk/tenyearstrategy

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Workforce Development In Norfolk

  1. 1. Workforce Development in Norfolk NYA November 2007
  2. 2. Where are we? <ul><li>Workforce Development is a work stream in the Children and Young people’s Plan </li></ul><ul><li>Part of LSCB </li></ul><ul><li>Part of Chamber of Commerce </li></ul><ul><li>Part of Voluntary Sector Forum </li></ul><ul><li>Part of East Anglia HEI partnership </li></ul>
  3. 3. What do we want in Norfolk? <ul><li>A competent, confident and safe workforce </li></ul><ul><li>A workforce people desire to be part of </li></ul><ul><li>A well led and managed workforce </li></ul><ul><li>A workforce service users trust </li></ul>
  4. 4. How are we doing this? <ul><li>Competent </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Audit our job descriptions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Audit our service on qualifications </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Offer qualifications – level 2 – PHD </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Rewrite jds to reflect in appraisals </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>360 feedback </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Warner and safer recruitment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Working in partnership </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Strength based </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. How are we doing this? <ul><li>Capable </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Roll out programme concerning solution focus, strength based programme </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wellbeing – restorative approaches </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Performance management </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Safer recruitment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Values, competencies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sharing best practice </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. How are we doing this? <ul><li>Safe </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Working in collaboration with LSCB </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Safer recruitment and Warner interviews </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Service users and empowerment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Concept and perception of safe </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Contracts and commitment statements </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Systems that share knowledge </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. How are we doing this? <ul><li>Well led and managed </li></ul><ul><ul><li>New standards of Investors in People </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Influenced the University of east Anglia to work in partnership to create a Master’s degree in leadership and management of the social, educational and health sector </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Corporate leadership programme </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Master classes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sharing management responsibilities </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. What does this mean? <ul><li>We know what we want and we have to influence providers such as HEI’s to develop learning solutions for our future workers </li></ul><ul><li>Create traineeships/apprenticeships for young people to gain a profession in Norfolk </li></ul><ul><li>Work in partnership with training schools </li></ul><ul><li>Integrated qualification framework - </li></ul>
  9. 9. Qualifications <ul><li>City College – bac </li></ul><ul><li>UEA – credit modules for all workers of the children’s workforce not just social care </li></ul><ul><li>Evidence based </li></ul><ul><li>Quality assured </li></ul>
  10. 10. What will Norfolk look like by 2010 <ul><li>Diverse </li></ul><ul><li>Multi lingual </li></ul><ul><li>Strong </li></ul><ul><li>Competent </li></ul><ul><li>A service for children, not a Children’s service </li></ul>

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