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Strategies in childrens services


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Strategies in childrens services

  1. 1. for Children and Young People ServicesUnderstanding a confusing picture!
  2. 2., what strategies are there?
  3. 3. 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. 4. there are common themes for them all?Common visionCommon underpinning outcomesCommon priority areas
  5. 5. 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. 6. 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. 7. 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. 8., 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. 9., 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. 10., 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. 11., 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. 12., 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. 13., 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. 14., 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. 15. 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. 16. questions…?
  17. 17. meMichael WattsSenior Partnerships and Planning Officer@