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National Conference for the IASCW Presentation Athlone
National Conference for the IASCW Presentation Athlone
National Conference for the IASCW Presentation Athlone
National Conference for the IASCW Presentation Athlone
National Conference for the IASCW Presentation Athlone
National Conference for the IASCW Presentation Athlone
National Conference for the IASCW Presentation Athlone
National Conference for the IASCW Presentation Athlone
National Conference for the IASCW Presentation Athlone
National Conference for the IASCW Presentation Athlone
National Conference for the IASCW Presentation Athlone
National Conference for the IASCW Presentation Athlone
National Conference for the IASCW Presentation Athlone
National Conference for the IASCW Presentation Athlone
National Conference for the IASCW Presentation Athlone
National Conference for the IASCW Presentation Athlone
National Conference for the IASCW Presentation Athlone
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National Conference for the IASCW Presentation Athlone

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

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