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Solutions 4 Readig Ukasfp(2)

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Solutions 4 Readig Ukasfp(2)

  1. 1. Solutions 4 Reading Presented by: Anna Wright: Reading Borough Council Paul Z Jackson & Janine Waldman: The Solutions Focus
  2. 2. Vision Creating a positive and ambitious environment for Reading children and young people <ul><li>Three key outcomes for children: </li></ul><ul><li>Happy, healthy, safe and coping </li></ul><ul><li>with change and challenge </li></ul><ul><li>Enthusiastic and skilled learners </li></ul><ul><li>Value themselves and others </li></ul>
  3. 3. Reading children’s and young people’s trust priorities <ul><li>we will: </li></ul><ul><li>enhance emotional well-being </li></ul><ul><li>deliver outstanding services for children in need </li></ul><ul><li>and children in need of protection </li></ul><ul><li>improve schools and raise attainment </li></ul><ul><li>promote positive parenting </li></ul><ul><li>foster thriving neighborhoods </li></ul>
  4. 4. Why focus on emotional well-being <ul><li>Results of major survey of 3000 children </li></ul><ul><li>Needs analysis showing impact of poverty on children’s well-being </li></ul><ul><li>Teenagers engage in high risk behaviours due to low self esteem and need for affirmation </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of confidence in professionals that they had the power to change things </li></ul>
  5. 5. Aim of the programme <ul><li>To build skills and knowledge in solution-focused approaches, we will develop a culture of strengths-based working across all teams and services, partners and agencies within the Reading Children’s Trust. </li></ul><ul><li>In this we can achieve our vision of making Reading a positive and ambitious environment for all our children, young people and families </li></ul>
  6. 6. 2 key aspects of the programme <ul><li>To integrate SF principles into planning services, our work with children, young people and families, how we work with each other, review and evaluate outcomes. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>To develop and support a local ‘SF Champion’ in every service or team involved to become a local driver of the programme. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Our Approach <ul><li>Strategic </li></ul><ul><li>Flexible </li></ul><ul><li>Emergent </li></ul><ul><li>Make use of what’s there </li></ul>
  8. 8. Key elements <ul><li>Initial session with stakeholders </li></ul><ul><li>DMT event </li></ul><ul><li>Briefing Sessions </li></ul><ul><li>Development of SF champion network </li></ul><ul><li>Whole service events </li></ul><ul><li>Ongoing consultancy & support </li></ul><ul><li>VLE </li></ul>
  9. 10. Examples of using SF in day to day management <ul><li>Future perfect: Pretending to make a documentary of how the Council would be responding to children in need in 3 years time </li></ul><ul><li>Learning from past success; identifying how in the past we successfully made efficiency savings </li></ul>
  10. 11. Example of initial work by solutions focused champions <ul><li>Moving a group from focusing on problems in delivering parenting training to learning from past success </li></ul><ul><li>Helping a child affirm his progress and identify his goals using scaling and future perfect </li></ul><ul><li>Developing a new agenda for team around the child meetings which focus on strengths </li></ul>
  11. 13. Current Projects <ul><li>SF Supervision x 2 </li></ul><ul><li>SF & Staff development </li></ul><ul><li>SF Functioning – whole life perspective </li></ul><ul><li>SF’ing South Reading CATT team </li></ul><ul><li>SF 4 educational success </li></ul><ul><li>SF MATRIX implementation (Quality Standards) </li></ul><ul><li>SF project management </li></ul><ul><li>Win Win Win with SF – YOS </li></ul><ul><li>SF Mentoring in schools </li></ul><ul><li>SF parent planning meetings </li></ul><ul><li>SF Child protection conferences </li></ul>
  12. 14. Aims and Objectives <ul><li>3 Way Win-Win-Win: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>YOS PRACTICE </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>PRACTITIONER PRACTICE (CPD) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>YOUNG PERSON’S PRACTICE </li></ul></ul>
  13. 15. YOS PRACTICE <ul><li>To increase the number of WDYT to be completed. </li></ul><ul><li>To evidence WDYT responses in ASSET. </li></ul><ul><li>For all WDYT to have the “ …..in 3 months time” box completed. </li></ul><ul><li>For the quality of the “… in 3 months time” response to be improved so that it is SMART. </li></ul><ul><li>To record the “….in 3 months time” response in the TPG (Intervention Screen). </li></ul><ul><li>To regularly review the progress made against the “….in 3 months time” goal with the YP and update the intervention screen accordingly. </li></ul><ul><li>More positive factors and previous positive experiences to be outlined and evidenced in the TPG (other comments). </li></ul>
  14. 17. South Reading Children’s Action Team Celebration of Success Steps taken so far <ul><li>Setting up of a ‘positive board’ </li></ul><ul><li>Revised agenda for for Team around the Child meetings </li></ul><ul><li>Line management have signed up to the project </li></ul>
  15. 18. <ul><li>0 5 9 10 </li></ul><ul><li>How do you feel about school ? </li></ul><ul><li>0 never </li></ul>Counters: Good Brain Eat good food Support from Home and school More Counters: Excellent food Vitamins Lots of Support from Carer Kumon Eng/Maths Better playground After school activities- better Swimming sessions Small actions Top in Art Top in ftball Lots of certificates Chocolate rewards
  16. 19. Next steps <ul><li>Ongoing support of champions </li></ul><ul><li>More champions </li></ul><ul><li>More briefing sessions </li></ul><ul><li>First whole service event:8 July </li></ul><ul><li>Visibility – e.g. Schools Leaders Conference, specialist press </li></ul><ul><li>Keep responding to client needs & making connections </li></ul>

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