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  • 1. Gordon Jeyes National Director of Children & Families e-mail: [email_address] Always Children First
  • 2.
    • Clarity of expectation
    • Diversity of response
    • Quality of outcome
    • Consistency
    Always Children First
  • 3. Values, Behaviours, Relationships
    • A Renewed Professionalism
    Always Children First
  • 4. Aim
    • Fundamental change to the structure, delivery and outcomes of service to and for children.
    Always Children First
  • 5. Importance of loving Families who set clear boundaries
    • Children
    • Who achieve their potential
    • Who become full members of society
    • Who become effective citizens of a modern democracy
    • Who acquire the skills for economic independence
    • Who embrace change throughout their lives
    Always Children First
  • 6. Articulating a value base for organisational change serves a number of purposes:
    • Creating a workforce with the right skill set, for the task of working with the most difficult to reach families in a complex society.
    • Knowing what skill sets to priorities when resources are limited.
    • Drawing staff together from disparate roles and isolated working conditions into a common shared understanding.
    • A basis on which to build policy and procedure.
    • A way of matching applicants to the organisation. They can be selected and can self select according to the value base.
    • Providing a practical way to become a ‘safer employer’.
    Always Children First
  • 7.
    • Family support – a loving nurturing home environment for each child
    • Community support – a positive childhood encouraging participation and promoting sport, culture and arts entitlements
    • School/education support – raising achievements for all, ensuring individual children reach their potential arranging additional support for those who require it
    • Health support – ensuring children develop string decision making capacity
    Always Children First
  • 8. Culture Change
    • Innovations
    • Creativity
    Always Children First
  • 9. The need for:
    • A commitment to putting the well being and interests of children first.
    • Children who are heard in all decisions that affect them and be given the opportunity collectively to influence policy in the change programme and beyond.
    • Transparent accountability and clearly articulated levels of responsibility, and
    • Increased community engagement and a commitment to deliver inclusive, accessible services.
    Always Children First
  • 10.
    • There are no boundary solutions
    • The status quo is not an option
    • The future is not inevitable
    • Life is not a dress rehearsal
    Always Children First
  • 11. Our Priorities
    • Cultural Change
    • Constitution
    • Church
    • HSE
    • Staff Empowerment
    • Public Service/Customer Orientation
    • Children First
    Always Children First
  • 12. Our Priorities
    • Revise and implement consistent, child protection procedures in line with revised national guidelines Children First.
    Always Children First
  • 13. Our Priorities
    • Complete a series of reforms to necessary to provide a comprehensive range of high quality services for children in care
    Always Children First
  • 14. Our Priorities
    • Promote effective multidisciplinary shared practice and efficient community engagement
    Always Children First
  • 15. Requirements
    • Implementation of management structure.
    • A single national training strategy.
    • A comprehensive workforce development strategy.
    • Capital investment in particular to conclude the modernisation of the special care provision.
    • A credible national office for Children First within the HSE
    • Commission and implement a national electronic information system
    • Develop and implement a data protection/record management policy.
    • A baseline formula for the distribution of resources
    Always Children First
  • 16. Innovation
    • Community engagement
    • Triage arrangements
    • Fund holding lead professionals
    • Empowered local children’s committees
    • Market development
    Always Children First
  • 17. Always Children First
    • Decisions
    • Policy
    • Commissioners
    Always Children First