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					                                           Local Area Agreement Implementation Plan 2008 - 2011
Sandwell Plan Priority:                                                                       Responsible Thematic Partnership:
Successful Young People                                                                       Children and Young Peoples Trust Partnership
                              Key Outcomes and Indicators                                                       Lead Agency
     Develop and implement, integrated and targeted youth support NI 110
     Ensure all young people are supported to remain engaged with their education                              Sandwell MBC
      throughout the transition to secondary school and throughout their time at
      secondary school. NI 114
     Ensure all Sandwell young people are able to access appropriate and impartial                         Supporting Agencies
      information, advice and guidance to support them in choosing post 16 education,
      employment & training enabling their transition. NI 117, NI 106                                           Connexions
     Provide services that identify children and young people who are at risk of offending              Sandwell Primary Care Trust
      and support them into more positive activities. Support young people who do offend                 West Midlands Fire Service
      into non-offending behaviour. NI111                                                                   West Midlands Police
     Provide education and support, to support young people in choosing not to misuse                       Voluntary Sector
      drugs and alcohol, and support those that require it to stop using substances. NI
      115
     Ensure the further development of services to prevent young people from becoming
      pregnant and support all young parents to ensure this does not disadvantage them.
      NI 112
     Provide support advice and guidance for parents of young people to enable them to
      undertake their role effectively
     Promote increased positive activities for young people NI 110
                                                                         Responsible Owners

Budgets supporting successful delivery of outcomes (detail attached to   Cabinet Member (s)
target delivery template
                     Ind   2008/09 £    2009/10 £    2010/11 £           Cabinet Member for Children & Young People NI 106, 110, 112, 114,
 Main programmes                                                         115, 117
 SMBC
 Youth Service                                                           Cabinet Member for Safer Communities NI 111
 Connexions
 WNF
 YOF
 PAYP                                                                    Executive Director
 YOT
 YCF                                                                     Executive Director of Children‟s Services
       Partners
 PCT
 School Nursing                                                          Indicator Owner (s)
 Joint
 Substance Misuse                                                        NI 110, 112, 115, Director of Partnership and Commissioning
 Teenage Pregnancy                                                       NI 114, 106, Director of Learning
 CAMHS                                                                   NI 117 Chief Executive of Black Country Connexions
 WMFS
 WMP                                                                     NI 111 Head of Community Safety


                                                                         Partner
                                                                         SMBC
                                 Direct and Supporting Actions – to support key outcomes in this priority
                                                                         Contribution
                                            Responsible         Durati                   Risk Analysis
Ref    Direct and Supporting Actions                                     to Priority                               Plausibility Analysis
                                            Officer             on
                                                                                         Failure to recruit a
                                                                                         Head of Integrated
       Develop and implement,                                         The actions        Young People‟s
       integrated and targeted youth                                  will ensure        Support will limit the    The targeted multi-agency
       support NI 110                                                 that there is a    effective co-ordination   approach being planned will
            Establish Successful                                     co-ordinated       of partners delivery      provide the infrastructure from
          Young Peoples Programme                                     partnership        and threaten the pace     which to deliver integrated
          Board for elected members                                   approach to        of change                 support, based upon evidence
          and Executive with all partners                             providing a                                  of what works elsewhere.
          represented, and strong                                     coherent           Lack of engagement
                                                                May
          engagement of Youth Cabinet,                                young              with young people as      Targeting coordinated support
                                            Joint Director of   2008
          to oversee and ensure high-                                 people‟s           decision makers will      to individuals and groups of
                                            Partnership &
          level partnership approach.                                 support            omit these key            children and young people will
SYP1                                        Commissioning
            Develop and agree a                                      service that       stakeholders in the       proactively impact positively on
          model for delivery, and ensure                              meets the          development of the        outcomes and move these
                                                                Dec
          that the first “Multi–Agency                                needs of           service                   young people back into
                                                                2008
          Targeted Youth Support                                      young people                                 Universal provision.
          Team” is in place by                                        and supports       Failure to achieve the
          December 2008, linked with                                  parents,           change process in
          the emerging MATAC.                                         carers and         establishing the new
                                                                March
            Appoint new Head of                                2009
                                                                      families in this   teams
          Young People‟s Support                                      context.


                                                        2008/09                            2009/10                            2010/11
       LAA Targets
                                                          Nil                                Nil                                Nil
                                                                          Contribution
                                              Responsible        Durati                  Risk Analysis
Ref     Direct and Supporting Actions                                     to Priority                            Plausibility Analysis
                                              Officer            on


            Ensure all young people are                                                 Schools/academies
            supported to remain engaged                                                 unwilling to work in     The sharing of good practise
                                                                       This will
            with their education throughout                                             partnership with each    will provide opportunities for a
                                                                       support school other or LEA
            the transition to secondary                                                                          consistent approach across
                                                                       staff in
            school and throughout their                                                                          schools.
                                                                       managing
            time at secondary school. NI
                                                                       young people Failure to secure
            114
                                                                 Sept  who are at risk engagement of             Sign-up from everyone,
                                                                       of being
                Update guidance to           Director of        2008                   parents/carers will      including pupils to the discipline
                                                                       absent on a
                 schools on School            Learning                                  have a profound affect   and behaviour policies will
                                                                       regular basis
                 Discipline and Pupil                                                   on this outcome          improve outcomes.
SYP 2                                                                  and can be
                 Behaviour Polices
                                                                 March disruptive,
                                                                       therefore not
                Publish and introduce                           2009                   Challenging behaviour
                                                                       in a position to impacts upon the
                 Fair Access Protocol to
                                                                       learn and
                 support sharing of good                                                attainment of the
                                                                       attain.
                 practice in supporting                                                 general school
                 pupils with challenging                                                 population
                 behaviour.

        LAA Targets                                         2008/09                        2009/10                           2010/11
                                                             0.17%                          0.16%                             0.14%
                                                                        Contribution
                                                 Responsible   Durati                     Risk Analysis
Ref     Supporting Actions                                              to Priority                                   Plausibility Analysis
                                                 Officer       on
        Ensure all Sandwell young people
        are able to access appropriate and
        impartial information, advice and
        guidance to support them in
        choosing post 16 education,
        employment & training enabling their
        transition. NI 117, NI 106
          All Sandwell pupils from Year 9                     March
            to Year 13 will be allocated a                     2011                       Failure to agree new        The actions set out will provide
            named Connexions personal                                   The actions       specification for           the intervention needed at key
            adviser in their school or college                          will target       Sandwell Connexions         transition points to implement
            and have access to impartial                                those who are     service                     diversionary and preventative
            advice, guidance and support on                             most at risk of                               action.
            education, training or                                      becoming          Disruption to
                                                 Chief
            employment options                                          NEET and          Connexions service
                                                 Executive,
         Pupils from Year 9 identified as       Black
                                                                        provide an        delivery as a result of
SYP 3                                                                   opportunity to    possible changes in
            being at risk of becoming NEET       Country       March
            to have a plan for additional                      2011     promote           delivery structures
                                                 Connexions
            advice and support from                                     positive
            Connexions personal advisers                                destinations.     Difficulty identifying
         All 16 & 17 year old Sandwell                                                   those post 16 who are
            pupils leaving education to be                     Dec                        not engaged at all.
            contacted by Connexions                            2008
            personal advisers to ensure that                                              Problems identifying
            a suitable place in learning has                                              those at risk of
            been offered.                                                                 becoming NEET.
         „Goal Programme‟ to target four
            schools in NEET hotspots. 4                                                   Failure to identify long-
                                                               Aug
            Goal mentors to support 100-                       2009                       term destinations.
            120 identified young people at
            risk of becoming NEET
        LAA Targets                                       2008/09                           2009/10                               2010/11
                                                           11.3%                             10.6%                                 9.9%
                                                                     Contribution
                                              Responsible   Durati
                                                                     to Priority      Risk Analysis               Plausibility Analysis
Ref     Supporting Actions                    Officer       on
        Provide services that identify
        children and young people who are
        at risk of offending and support
        them into more positive activities.                                           Resource shortfall for
        Support young people who do                                  These actions    diversionary activity for
        offend into non-offending                                    will limit or    young people at risk
        behaviour. NI111                                             prevent those                                Direct link with work around
                                              Head of                at risk of                                   SRE team and tackling
         Extend Dedicated Prevention         Community     March    becoming         Limitations on funding      Domestic Violence.
SYP 4     Team to work with 8-18 age          Safety        2011     persistent       available to address
          range                                                      offenders        Domestic Violence
         Roll out challenge and support
          initiative for ABC and ASBO‟s                     March
         Provide domestic abuse                            2011
          awareness workshops in
          schools in order to address                       March
          abuse and violence in the home                    2011
          and build healthy relationships.
                                                     2008/09                        2009/10                              2010/11
        LAA Targets
                                                     Deferred                       Deferred                             Deferred
                                                                      Contribution
                                         Responsible         Durati
                                                                      to Priority       Risk Analysis            Plausibility Analysis
Ref     Supporting Actions               Officer             on
        Provide education and support,
        to support young people in
        choosing not to misuse drugs
        and alcohol, and support those
        that require it to stop using                                 Ensure the
        substances. NI 115                                            delivery of
                                                             March
                                                             2009     universal,
           Increase the numbers of                                   targeted and
            young people annually                                     specialist
            accessing Drug Treatment                                  support to        Cultural change
                                         Joint Director of
            Services                                         March    both prevent      needed to address        Focus on prevention in line with
                                         Partnership and     2009
SYP 5                                                                 misuse of         issues of alcohol use in evidence of best practice
                                         Commissioning
           Embed preventative                                        drugs and/or      young people
            messages and education in                                 alcohol, and to
            Universal provision of                                    support those
            Young People‟s Support                                    who are
                                                                      misusing to
           All Year 8 and Year 10                                    stop.
            pupils to participate in a
            alcohol and drugs
            education programme

                                                    2008/09                          2009/10                             2010/11
        LAA Targets
                                                      Nil                              Nil                                 Nil
                                                                         Contribution
                                            Responsible        Duratio
                                                                         to Priority           Risk Analysis                Plausibility Analysis
Ref     Supporting Actions                  Officer            n
        Ensure the further development of
        services to prevent young people
        from becoming pregnant and                                       The actions will      Delay in accurate
        support all young parents to                                     promote               validated data potentially
        ensure this does not disadvantage                                opportunities to      impacts upon targeting.      Strategy based on evidence of
        them. NI 112                                                     raise self-                                        „What Works‟ nationally.
         Ensure the provision of                              March     esteem and            Link to Connexions and
            accredited, preventative                           2011      enable young          Youth Service to actively    Peer Education programmes have
            Universal education across all                               people to             promote aspirations          been successful and evidence that
            secondary s schools                                          control their         needs to be at the heart     this is the most effective approach
         Deliver a consistent                                 March     own sexual            of all work with Young       therefore will have positive impact
            preventive education and                           2011      health.               People.                      on target.
            messages in all non school
            settings                                                                           Failure to maintain a
         Deliver the Growing and                              March                           partnership approach         Supporting young parents is
            Learning programme across      Joint Director of   2011                                                         essential to ensure that they are
            all Primary Schools            Partnership and                                                                  able to maintain their education
SYP 6
         Ensure the provision of          Commissioning                                                                    and employment chances, and to
            accessible, YP friendly,                           March                                                        prevent the cycle of poverty and
            universal and targeted CASH                        2010                                                         negative impact on their children.
            services across the borough,
            and in particular in the five
            highest rate wards.
         Identify young people
            considered to be „at risk‟ of                                The delivery of
            pregnancy and other risk                                     the strategy will
            behaviour to engage in                             April     provide the
            additional targeted work to                        2009      support young
            raise aspirations                                            parents need to
         Provide a cohesive and                                         give their
            comprehensive support                                        children a good
            package for Teen Parents (inc                      March     start to life.
            young fathers)                                     2011
                                                       2008/09                               2009/10                               2010/11
        LAA Targets
                                                        53.6                                   49.3                          No targets to be set
                                                                        Contribution
                                           Responsible         Durati
                                                                        to Priority      Risk Analysis               Plausibility Analysis
Ref     Supporting Actions                 Officer             on
        Provide support advice and
        guidance for parents of young
                                                                     Supporting          Failure to maintain a
        people to enable them to
                                                                     parents to          partnership approach
        undertake their role effectively
                                                                     provide a           and deliver a
                                                                     strong family       coordinated strategy
              Implement the parent                                                                                  Good parenting and a strong
                                           Joint Director of         environment is
               and family support                              March                                                 family environment are vital in
                                           Partnership and           critical in         Failure to address the
SYP 7          strategy                                        2011                                                  supporting young people into
                                           Commissioning             giving young        issues of quality of
                                                                                                                     adulthood.
                                                                     people a            provision in terms of the
              Develop an integrated                                 stable              evidence of what
               approach to delivering                                transition to       achieves the best
               support to young parents
                                                                     adulthood           outcomes

                                                      2008/09                          2009/10                             2010/11
        LAA Targets
                                                                        Contribution to
                                           Responsible         Durati
                                                                        Priority            Risk Analysis            Plausibility Analysis
        Supporting Actions                 Officer             on
Ref
        Promote increased positive
        activities for young people NI                                  An increase in      Delay in Implementing
        110                                                             positive activity   Participation Strategy
         Introduce a reward scheme                            March    makes a major
                                                               2009     contribution to     Sufficient recruitment   Actions will allow us to
            to recognise the
            contribution of children and                                the self esteem     of youth workers from    maximise the opportunity for
            young people to the                                         and aspiration      hard to reach            a link between positive
            community                                                   of young            communities, new         activities for young people
         Recognise the contribution                           March    people, which is    arrivals etc that can    and progression routes
            made by young people                               2009     reflected in        address cultural and     through education, arts,
                                           Joint Director of            attainment,         language issues.         sports etc.
            involved in decision making
                                           Partnership and              lower offending
SYP 8       with either a recorded
                                           Commissioning                rates and better    Reduced resources
            and/or accredited outcome.
         Introduce the „Hear By                               March    outcomes.
                                                               2009
            Rights‟ standard across
            partner agencies
          Re-introduce the Youth                              March
            Charter Award and                                  2009
            encourage wide uptake
         Pilot HBR standards with
            SFVYO                                              March
                                                               2009
                                                      2008/09                          2009/10                             2010/11
        LAA Targets
                                                        Nil                              Nil                                 Nil

				
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