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TAKING DONCASTER CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE’S SERVICE FORWARD

TAKING DONCASTER CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE’S SERVICE FORWARD

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TAKING DONCASTER CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE’S SERVICE FORWARD

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  1. TAKING DONCASTER CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE’S SERVICE FORWARD Schools, Children and Young People’s Overview and Scrutiny Panel Thursday 25th February 2010

  2. INTERVENTION • APA 2008 – ‘Inadequate’ (& CAA 2009) • Safeguarding: • procedures and practice • timeliness of assessments • private fostering • serious case reviews • Children in Care: • outcomes • fostering • children’s homes; • Education: • attainment – secondary schools/GCSE • post 16 qualifications • absenteeism. • Diagnostic Review - Cambridge Associates

  3. PROGRESS • Improvement Plan and Board • Interim Leadership and Change Teams • Great deal of progress in last six months • Fostering inspection • Children’s Homes inspections • Serious Case Review evaluation • Unannounced Safeguarding Inspection • PIs

  4. OVERVIEW • Overall performance still very poor • Organisation remains weak • Need to: • focus on those things that will build the platform for continuous improvement • accelerate pace of change and improvement • urgently secure change and project management resources

  5. KEY AREAS OF FOCUS • Areas for improvement highlighted in 2008 APA and 2009 CAA • Develop organisation that is fit for purpose • Strategic direction – focus on those things that will make the biggest difference to the quality of children and young people’s lives

  6. APA/CAA ISSUES • Safeguarding • Children in Care • Services and outcomes • Education • Secondary and post 16 attainment • Absenteeism

  7. FIT FOR PURPOSE ORGANISATION • Clarity on responsibilities and accountabilities - Who does what? How do things get done? • Modern, simple, clear, cohesive structure • Clear, well understood, responsive business processes • Capacity and capability • Effective use of resources • Performance – culture and systems

  8. STRATEGIC DIRECTION • What will make the biggest difference to the quality of children and young people’s lives? • Process of engagement with partners and stakeholders – Children’s Trust • Key priorities e.g. education, family life, domestic abuse • Children and Young People’s Plan

  9. STRATEGIC APPROACH • Safeguarding • Getting out of Intervention • Budget and Resources • Organisational Capacity and Capability • Vision and Engagement

  10. PROJECT MANAGEMENT • Project management resources needed for all 5 work programmes • Project resources required urgently • Funded by DCSF

  11. IMPROVEMENT PLAN • A vision for children and young people’s services in Doncaster • Strategies and actions to improve those areas identified in the 2008 APA and the 2009 CAA • A strategy for strengthening organisational capacity, capability and systems

  12. STRUCTURE • Proposed new management structure • Clear rational • organize the Service in a way that best enables us to improve children and young people’s outcomes • simple • integrated and cohesive • Started consultation • Detailed structures to follow

  13. SENIOR MANAGEMENT STRUCTURE

  14. STRUCTURE - FUNCTIONS

  15. BUDGET • 2010/11 • major investment in safeguarding - need to make reduction in other budget areas to fund this • SCYP Overview and Scrutiny Committee on 28 January 2010 asked for an evaluation - impact assessment being undertaken including feedback from consultation on proposed structures • Plan resources on a more medium to long term basis • directing resources to strategic priorities • value for money

  16. SUMMARY • Progress has been made • However, overall performance is still very poor and organisation weak • We need to: • develop a fit for purpose organization • develop a clear vision and strategic direction based on those actions that will make the biggest difference to the quality of the lives of the children and young people • focus on those things that will build the platform for continuous improvement and not attempt to do all that needs doing at once • accelerate the pace of change and improvement • urgently secure change and project management resources • Strategic approach - 5 main work programmes • Modern, cohesive, simple and clear organizational and management structure • Urgently need to secure substantial change and project management resources, funded by DCSF • Budget - impact assessment; medium term strategy and plan - value for money, direct resources to priorities