Partnership and Pooled Fund Arrangements ‘The key is the preparation that needs to go on before people have conversations about pooling budgets’ Brighton and Hove AD
Redbridge - Vision Fully integrated: • CLAH • SEN / Disability • Community Services – localised services • Strategy / Resources
Background • Redbridge’s bid as a Pathfinder Children’s Trust announced as successful in June 2003 • Powerful support from Director of Children and Families and PCT CE.
Pooled Funds • Section 31 agreement (now Section 75 of the Health Act 2006). • Health staff seconded to the Council under existing Terms and Conditions • Available on line: http://www.everychildmatters.gov.uk/strategy/planningandcommissioning/jointfunding/
Services in the Trust – Phase One 2004 • Children with Disabilities’ social work and occupational therapy services from Children and Families’ Service • Community Paediatric Team, Children’s Community Nursing Team, School Nursing as based in Children’s Centre and Special Schools, Health Visitors located at Children’s Centre, Support Worker, Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy services; from PCT • SEN Assessment Team, Pre-School Home Visiting Service, Early Years Assessment Service, Escorts, Transport for SEN • Residential placements pooled
Services in the Trust – Phase Two 2005 • Educational Psychology, Educational Welfare, Early Years Services, Advisory Teachers for Looked after Children • Health Visitors, Speech and Language Therapists, School Nurses, Child Protection Leads • Remainder of Children and Families Service [Social Services for children and families]
Children’s Resource Centres • 3 locality based Resource Centres, providing base for a number of staff and coordinating delivery of services within locality in partnership with schools, health facilities and the voluntary sector • Preventative Panel with limited joint funding for individualised budgets.
Considerations • Principles / Visions • High level agreement – leadership • Project Management / agreement / schedules • Scope – what is in and what is out • Disaggregation / anomalies • Phased Approach • Structural development / Integrated Management • Risk management
Considerations • Secondment • Knows and unknowns • Personnel involved – the cultural divide • Development groups – governance, finance, HR, integrated service areas, consultation and participation. • Events / training • Processes / policy • Communication
Brighton and Hove S31(S75) • Brighton and Hove - A joint funding arrangement for staffing commenced on 1 October 2006. A full agreement covering almost £90 million in joint funding commenced on 1 April 2007.
Barnsley S31(S75) • Joint funding arrangement covers around 18.5 million. • The pooled budget agreement is used primarily for children’s social services, including assessment functions, adoption/fostering, safeguarding, children with disabilities and some specific health services for example CAMHS, school nursing, psychology and some therapy services.