In Kent’s successful communities, achievement exceeds aspiration, diversity is valued and every child and family is supported. Children and young people are positive about their future and are at the heart of joined up service planning. They are: Nurtured and encouraged at home Inspired and motivated by school Safe and secure in the community Living healthy and fulfilled lives Chairman: Wendy Stone Contact Number: 01843 821384 Email Address:firstname.lastname@example.org LCSP Manager: Nedine Watson-Cutts Contact Number: 01227 284584 Email Address:email@example.com Contents 1. Introduction - Development of Plan including participation/engagement of parents, carers, children and young people and partners 2. Outcomes to be improved – key priorities 3. Assessment of Need 4. Key Priorities Action Sheets 5. Monitoring and Evaluation Wendy Stone - Thanet 1 LCSP Chair I was elected Chair of the Partnership Board for Thanet 1 in November 2008 and wanted to give you some idea of my background and experience. I have been involved in teaching for over twenty years and feel that I have been lucky enough to experience a wide variety of schools and educational settings. I have taught in various size entry schools as well as an infant-only school and mixed primaries. As part of my career I have taught all ages from 4 to 11 as well as teaching undergraduates at Christ Church University Canterbury. This academic year is the fifth year of my Headship at Minster. In this time I believe I have learned a great deal about working with our local community. As a school we have a good relationship with the Church (essential in any C of E school), the Salvation Army, and our feeder pre-schools, including our on-site nursery which is run as a charitable trust and where I am a committee member working alongside the parents who form the majority of the committee, according to the PLA constitution. As the Headteacher of the school I have also worked closely with the Minster MATCH board to help fund and run local projects including our All Weather Playing Surface which is a local project between the Parish Council, the Football Association, the MATCH committee, the LA and the school. As a school we have been asked to form part of a satellite service for the Birchington and Rural Children’s Centre. This I know will be of benefit to local families and as a school we were only too happy to enable this to happen. As a Headteacher you also have the opportunity to work alongside many of the outside agencies such as Social Services, Health the specialist teacher service etc, that are part of every school’s life, and the relationship and partnership between all of these is essential if the children in our care are to prosper. As a Cluster Board member I had the opportunity to learn about the work of the Cluster Team, the Cluster plan and how budgets don’t stretch as far as we would like! We are all aware that school plays an important part in a child’s development however we also know that there are many more factors that can influence their future. It is vital that all of us work together to ensure our children have their many needs addressed. The LCSP is an opportunity to bring all of these services together to work for the benefit of all children and if we can work together to achieve this, the children of Thanet will be able to fulfil their potential. 1. Introduction In Thanet, all children’s services are working together to improve outcomes for children and young people. The new Thanet 1 Local Children’s Services Partnership (LCSP) is building on previous successful co-operation between services to develop joint planning, commissioning and delivery of services for children and young people in Thanet. These arrangements form part of the countywide Kent Children’s Trust (KCT) and will contribute to the vision of the 2006 – 09 Kent Children and Young People’s Plan (CYPP) that states: “In Kent’s successful communities, achievement exceeds aspiration, diversity is valued and every child and family is supported. Children and young people are positive about their future and are at the heart of joined up service planning. They are: Nurtured and encouraged at home Inspired and motivated by school Safe and secure in the community Living healthy and fulfilled lives.” Membership of the Thanet 1 Local Children’s Services Partnership includes: Local Schools and early year’s settings Kent County Council Eastern and Coastal Kent PCT Thanet District Council Kent Police Connexions Kent & Medway Kent Youth Service Kent Youth Offending Service Voluntary and community sector organisations Faith Groups The Thanet 1 Children and Young People’s Plan (T1 CYPP) sets out the priorities to improve outcomes for children and young people agreed by the Thanet 1 Local Children’s Services Partnership. While consistent with the countywide priorities set out in the Kent CYPP, the Partnership has focused this local plan on the specific needs of the children and young people in Thanet. These have been identified through a local needs analysis, taking account of local statistics and intelligence from local services. The Partnership also took into account the views of children and young people themselves by using the outcomes from the Kent Pupil Survey and the comments made by children and young people during a range of local consultations such as the Thanet Youth Strategy, Be Active Event & Cluster Consultation. The plan follows the Every Child Matters (ECM) framework and sets out: The high level outcomes we want for all children and young people in Thanet. Key priorities for improving outcomes for children and young people in Thanet under each of the high level outcomes. These have been identified through local needs analysis. Details of the local needs analysis and the story behind the data. An action plan setting out how we plan to deliver each key priority. Arrangements for monitoring and evaluation that will tell us if we are really making a difference to the outcomes for children and young people in Thanet. 2. Outcomes to be improved with reference to the framework of high level and intermediate outcome indicators Outcomes to improve The Thanet 1 Local Children’s Services Partnership wants all children and young people (C&YP) to: Be healthy To enable C&YP to enjoy good physical and mental health and live a healthy lifestyle. Stay safe To ensure that C&YP are safe within their home environment and the wider community. Enjoy and achieve To focus on the enjoyment of personalised learning To improve the achievement of all children and young people by engaging them in their own education To raise awareness across Thanet communities of the importance of education. Make a positive contribution To promote the voice of all stakeholders within the local community. Achieve economic well-being To ensure that C&YP are not prevented by economic disadvantage from achieving their full potential in life. Key Priorities to achieve these with reference to the T1 CYPP Being Healthy Priority 1 - Improve the health of children and young people through early identification of issues and timely access to resources. Priority 2 - Improve the mental health and emotional well-being of children and young people through early identification of issues and timely access to resources. Priority 3 – Support the development and collaboration of specialist provision for all children with Learning Difficulties and Disabilities (LDD) Stay Safe Priority 4 - Promote accident prevention in the home, school and community across all age ranges. Priority 5 - Raise the awareness of positive relationships and reduce the number of bullying, violent and abusive incidences against children and young people and the associated fear of crime. Priority 6 - Ensure children and young people have access to a range of safe places. Enjoy and Achieve Priority 7 – Improve the educational outcomes of all C&YP Priority 8 - Raise attainment in all identified areas for improvement through a range of specific projects and multi-agency support to educational settings and schools. Priority 9 - Effectively engage vulnerable children, young people and their parents in the wider aspects of school life and learning. Also to establish a range of initiatives to improve attendance with a specific focus on reducing overall absence. Priority 10 - Improve support for vulnerable children and young people by developing a process for their early identification through a single point of access. This will lead to improved early intervention for children and young people at risk of underachievement and exclusion. Priority 11 - Support the development of the 14-19 curriculum to ensure that the needs of all young people are catered for and the numbers of NEETs are reduced. Priority 12 - Focus on and acknowledge non academic personal achievements of children and young people to include home educated children and young people. Make a Positive Contribution Priority 13 - Raise the profile of all children and young people as responsible members of their communities through involvement and engagement. Priority 14 - Raise the aspirations from an early age of all C&YP and of their parents. Achieve Economic Well-being Priority 15 - Ensure involvement and engagement of children, young people and their parents/carers in further education, training opportunities and volunteering to reduce the number of NEETs. Priority 16 - Ensure timely application of regeneration resources to develop community cohesion and engage the local community, with specific reference to vulnerable groups and disengaged children and young people. 3. Analysis of need Be Healthy What children and young people tell us: 20% of C&YP chose Being Healthy as the most important of the 5 ECM outcomes. Most know what is involved in maintaining a healthy lifestyle but many do not act on it. Problems of obesity and anorexia were identified. Improving mental health and reducing self-harm is very important. Depression, stress and self harming may occur as a result of pressures put on children by peers, school and parents. Bullying has a major impact on mental health. Young people are very interested in what will be done to tackle bullying. 9% of C&YP 11-16 feel very sad or depressed most days. C&YP feel there is a real need for up to date sex and relationship education (SRE). 35% C&YP 11-16 felt they did not get enough advice about relationships although only 22% said this of sexual health. Most young people have a basic awareness of sex education but feel there are still too many young mums in Thanet and that family planning facilities are not open enough. Too many young people smoke but it is difficult to change the perception of it being cool. A lot of underage drinking takes place, especially in groups on the streets and this can lead to intimidation. More needs to be done to encourage young people to participate in sports, not just the ‘fit’ people. Issues identified by Parents/Carers: Adults’ main concerns regarding health for young people were focussed around drugs, alcohol and sexual health. There were professional concerns around addiction, obesity, sexual health (STIs) and mental health. Issues Identified by Professionals: Key areas to address: sexual health, mental health, obesity and the wider social issues that lead to the linked problems. Sustainability of funding for support services. Sexual health: The need to raise awareness regarding the sexual health support available, to address levels of teen pregnancy and STIs and join up this work with other service providers to support this. Time and type of support available – review accessibility for C&YP. It was felt that raising self esteem of children and young people would make them less likely to engage in risky behaviour. Mental health: There is a need to raise awareness of emotional/psychological issues for children and young people (especially) with parents and professionals as well as the vulnerable C&YP themselves. Further information may be required to establish the links in this area with domestic violence. What the statistics tell us: The rate of conceptions for 15-17 year olds increased sharply in 2005 to the highest in Kent at 63.2 per 1000 females. The rate of hospital admissions in the Thanet district was the lowest for 3 years in 2005/6- although previously above the Kent average - common causes being falls, exposure to mechanical forces, transport accidents, poisoning and intentional self harm. 9.1% of C&YP at primary level said they usually felt unhappy, a further 17.5% were not sure. 5.6% of C&YP (11-16) disagreed with the statement “I enjoy my life”-a further 7% were unsure. These figures are lower that the Kent average by 2.2% and 3.3% respectively. There is a low take up of dental treatment by vulnerable groups. It is estimated that one third of all domestic violence (DV) incidents have alcohol use as a factor. Stay Safe What children and young people tell us: Young people have identified hot spots in Thanet where they feel less safe generally, and in particular after dark. Feeling unsafe can be a barrier for young people going out in the evening. Not enough safe places to hang out with friends at night. Don’t always want to attend an organised activity or event but want somewhere safe to meet with friends. “Gangs” were identified as the main reason why young people feel unsafe as they feel intimidated by them. Some young people involved in the consultation indicated knowledge of the possession of knives, BB guns and air rifles. Conversation with gang members reflected that membership could be down to their own need to feel safe. Young people feel safer around their friends. Anti-social behaviour and intimidation is often caused by peer pressure and boredom. Crime and anti-social behaviour are seen as different. Anti-social behaviour includes gangs and intimidation. Young people involved in the surveys felt that this wasn’t illegal activity. There were issues of the degree of respect between police and young people – young people feel both sides could do more to respect each other. There should be more help and advice available to young people to help them deal with any issues and problems. There should be more education around the consequences of bullying and the impact it has on the lives of those who are being bullied. This would help to reduce absence and exclusions. 22% identify cost, and 18% identify transport, as barriers to participating in out of school activities. 27% of C&YP 11-16 had been bullied in the last year (less than the Kent average) of which, 79% was verbal bullying. Young people feel very unsafe in small pockets of Thanet (Birchington Square and areas in Margate, particularly after dark. The main reason for feeling unsafe was because of a growing gang culture. Issues identified by Parents/Adults: 93% of adults surveyed were either concerned or very concerned about crime and anti-social behaviour amongst youth in Thanet. This was the highest level of concern raised in the Youth Survey. There was a feeling that no punishments were given for petty crime/anti social behaviour. Lots of suggestions were given for deterring the problem: long standing out of hours youth worker provision to build up relationships with young people; more provision for places to go at night, e.g. non-alcoholic bars where drinks are low-cost and the facility is open late to distract would be-offenders from anti-social behaviour. They were aware that certain projects e.g. the Youth Inclusion Programmes (YIP) focus on areas where gangs are prevalent. Issues Identified by Professionals: Knowledge of and access to information, activities and facilities. Low response to efforts to recruit sufficient volunteers to facilitate the growth of existing provision through voluntary groups, and the need to support capacity building for existing groups i.e. with CRB. Provision for C&YP with disabilities and the integration of C&YP outside of mainstream provision. Gaps in information around the use of facilities. Provision of out of hours adolescent services to provide support in times of crisis. C&YP concerns re. bullying and safety in public spaces/after dark. Key headlines appear to be graffiti, litter, bullying and people not getting on – intimidation. Early intervention and preventative measures implemented at primary school level are required to ensure C&YP are aware, from an early age, of the implications of becoming involved in criminal activity e.g. shoplifting. What the statistics tell us: 10.5% of C&YP aged 7-11 do not feel safe in the area where they live. This figure drops slightly to 8.4% for C&YP aged 11-16. Both are above the Kent average (8.7% and 7.7% respectively). Two thirds of Kent’s children generally feel safe at home and at school. 66% of Kent pupils ‘worry or sometimes worry’ about bullying (NFER Kent 2006); 31% of secondary pupils say they have been bullied in the last year, for half of these this happened regularly (Kent Pupil Survey 2007). 126 Thanet children and young people are on the Child Protection Register. (Kent total is 1052). There were 2830 referrals to CSS Thanet in 2005/6. 4% of children in the East Kent Police area were victims of crime in 2005/6 (all Kent = 3.3%). Rates of domestic violence are the highest in Kent. Domestic violence by a family member accounts for 18% of all reported violent crimes across East Kent. There were 3000 violent crimes in Thanet in the year ending Jan 2007. Domestic abuse is more likely to occur on victims in the 18-25 age group. Cliftonville West, Margate central, Dane Valley and Central Harbour are the areas with the highest incidences of domestic abuse. Margate Central has the highest incidences of this and of secondary incidents. The average length of stay for C&YP living in temporary accommodation (hostels) is 15 weeks - well above the Kent and National average. 20% of pupils live in households without a car. Deprived C&YP are twice as likely to have a road accident as others. Enjoy and Achieve What children and young people tell us: In Kent, 80% of primary pupils and 52% of secondary pupils enjoy school (rises to 68% post-16). Popular things for primary pupils include friends and trips, also reading and learning. Most Kent secondary pupils like doing practical things. Barriers to learning are disruptive pupils (54%) and not getting feedback (24%). They believed that ‘Enjoy & Achieve’ should be one of the top three priorities. More support is needed for young carers in school. Greater support is needed for pupils with multiple/ complex needs and those with challenging behaviour. Lots of pressure at school to get good grades. The significance of achievements may be viewed differently by young people and adults. This can lead to low self esteem if this is not recognised. Some young people see graffiti as an art or talent, an entirely different perception from that of most adults! Issues identified by Parents/Adults: Attendance and behaviour are priorities in education. To achieve this young people need to be confident and want to achieve. Parents and grandparents need to understand and appreciate the value of attendance. It is difficult for children who are not in schools to be engaged - need schools to link up with home educated children (who are principally home educated as a result of disabilities). It can be difficult for home educated young people to access events and services so they can feel ostracised. There are lots of things on offer locally but generally only for groups or through schools. Issues Identified by Professionals: Need to support families to support the development and achievement of children and young people. Improve understanding of the value of education and attendance in schools. The need to focus on the personal achievements of C&YP. What the statistics tell us: 69.2% of pupils in Thanet 1 achieve 6+ points at Foundation stage (Kent = 71.3%), however, only 44% achieve 6+ points in Communication, Language and Literacy (CLL), while the highest percentage (89%) is in Personal Development (PD) Rates of persistent absenteeism among Thanet secondary pupils (9.6% of total pupils) are well above the Kent average both for pupils attending schools in Thanet 1 and those living in Thanet but attending schools elsewhere. Overall absence rates among pupils attending schools in Thanet 1 has risen gradually in recent years and in 2005/6 was one of the highest for both primary and secondary pupils. 69% of pupils in Thanet 1 schools achieved L4+ English KS2 (National = 80%) in 2007. 63.2%% of pupils in Thanet 1 schools achieved L4+ Maths KS2 (National = 77%). 42% of pupils in Thanet 1 schools achieved 5+ A*-C at GCSE (National = 59.2%). There is a significant reduction in that figure when English and Maths are included. There is a significant gap in attainment levels between children in care and other children. Addressing this is critical to improving the long term life chances of children in care. Make a Positive Contribution What children and young people tell us: It is lack of information and not necessarily lack of activities that is a problem. Lots on offer during the summer, but there needs to be more to do during the winter and in the evenings. Information on events and activities should be made accessible and there needs to be more awareness of what’s on. Generally young people are less likely to attend an activity if it is outside of their home town. This is more down to rivalry between towns and less to do with difficulties getting to the activity. Finding information generally is a problem (advice, guidance and services as well as about activities). Feeling that the people who run services do not listen to young people and that their views are not really used to help make improvements to services. Organisers need to realise that not all young people like the same things and that the use of a range of different communication methods is appreciated. Feeling that adults have a bad perception of young people in general. Volunteering should be publicised more within schools/clubs to help increase awareness about what a positive experience it can be and to let young people know how they can get involved - 12% spend their weekends doing some form of voluntary work. Some expressed a need for more safe places to gather and meet with other children and young people of their age outside of school hours. The availability of staff able to give advice and counselling in these venues would be appreciated. Two thirds say they do things to help others. 30% say they help neighbours and people who are being bullied; many would like to do more. Parents/Carers identified their hopes for their families at the Thanet Focus on Families Conference 08: I would like for my grandson to be able to get decent grades at school so he stands a chance out in the world. Child to remain in full time education (not excluded). I hope my children will grow up being healthy and happy and able to look back and say I was a good parent for them. And their younger days was happy days. And not have bad thoughts. To have happy and healthy children. Safety on the streets and in parks. That my children will achieve their potential educationally and socially. Our teenagers to have a place in society, to feel confident and secure in themselves. More localised activity centres for teenagers. More support for children excluded from school and their parents. My children be well educated. More access for my children and myself, as a single parent on low income, to more affordable social activities. To have a happy and secure life for my children and for them to do well in the future. For my children to grow up confident, healthy and able to make good choices for relationships, employment and finances. To feel content and stable and in control of their lives. For young people to have support when they are not in education. My hope is to have all family activities at Newington so I would be able to take all my children. What the statistics tell us: 22% of C&YP aged 11-16 in Thanet strongly agree that they do things to help others. 14% of secondary pupils in Kent do voluntary work. A small number of migrant young people in Thanet 1 are having difficulty accessing education and other services. Only 61% of pupils achieve 6+points for Personal Social and Emotional development in the Foundation Stage compared to the national average of 71% 4.8 per 1,000 young people aged 10-17 in Thanet became first time entrants to the Criminal Justice System (Apr -Jun 2007) (Kent figure was 3.1 per 1,000). The total number entering the system in 2006 was 259. Achieve Economic Well-being What children and young people tell us: 90% of secondary pupils in Kent want to get a job or continue in education. However, 10% think it’s okay to miss school, 7% think qualifications are a waste of time. The following issues influence the risk of ending up not in employment, education or training (NEET): Influence of bullying Lack of vocational/ work-based opportunities Lack of training in basic skills Poor relationships with teachers Exclusions, transfers, transition, truancy Lack of alternative provision. Housing benefit forms are difficult to complete. Homelessness can occur because of problems that parents are facing rather than issues with the young people themselves. Parents don’t always want to seek professional help, they would rather keep quiet about problems. People from different backgrounds in Thanet don’t seem to get on very well. Not enough jobs for young people in Thanet. There are difficulties with accessing public transport for disabled people. Some shops are felt to discriminate on the grounds of age and disability. Issues identified by Parents/Carers: The majority of adults surveyed feel that bullying is a problem in Thanet. Action they would like to see included tougher penalties for bullies, more direct action in schools at a younger age and more support/better care for victims. More provision is needed for homeless teenage girls. Suitable housing provision is needed for young people in Thanet and service providers need to be more young-person friendly. There should be an accredited list of landlords to house young people more appropriately. Accommodation offered to ethnic minorities is inadequate. What the statistics tell us: Thanet, at 28.25, has the highest index of multiple deprivation (IMD) of all LCSPs in Kent (Kent IMD: 16.85) 36.3% of C&YP in Thanet reached the L3 threshold by age 19 in 2005/6. This is a rise of 3.5% in 3 years. (Kent average is 45.5%) 9.36% of C&YP in Thanet were NEET in November 2006, an increase of 1.66% in a year. 7.9% of 18-24 year olds claimed job seekers’ allowance in Thanet in Feb 2007 compared to the Kent average of 4.5%. This is part of an upward trend in Thanet. Looked after children There were 391 LAC pupils in Thanet 1 in December 2008, out of 2074 in Kent Children and young people with Learning Difficulties and Disabilities There are approximately 31,100 C&YP aged 0 -18 in Thanet (2006 figures). Earlier estimates of a 3% level of these would put the number of disabled children and children with long term conditions at around 930. However, the proportion of such children in the population is rising and a 7% figure is more typical (Council for Disabled Children, P.8. 2006 - Parliamentary Hearings Report on Services for Disabled Children and Young People). This represents over 2170 children. The number of children with a condition on the autism spectrum, based on the new 1.16% figure (Baird, Simonoff, Pickles, Chandler, Loucas, Meldrum, Charman (2006) Lancet: Prevalence of disorders of the autism spectrum in a population cohort of children in South Thames; the Special Needs and Autism Project), is 360. Thanet has the second highest number of children aged between 0-17 in the Eastern Coastal Kent Primary Care Trust (EKC PCT) area who are in receipt of disability living allowance (DLA). February 2008 figures: Under 5 = 100 5-11 = 420 11-16 = 510 16-17 = 150 Total = 1180 4. Developments/Activities/Key Actions - Being Healthy Priority 1 Improve the health of children and young people through early identification of issues and timely access to resources. Key outcomes for year 1 Reduce teenage pregnancy rates in Thanet 1 and Thanet 2, in line with national targets (50% reduction). Increase the number of children and young people who are a healthy weight. Improve the dental health of children and young people in Thanet 1 and Thanet 2. Reduce the number of low birth weight babies. Note: These key outcomes are those chosen for Partnership action in year 1, where better multi-agency working will significantly improve the outcomes for children and young people. The actions listed are therefore the multi-agency ones and are not exclusive (i.e. there are other actions, not mentioned here, that will continue through sub-groups). In addition, other health needs identified earlier in this plan will continue to be taken forward through Partnership sub groups, and where relevant, may be put forward for Partnership focus in years 2 or 3. Action plan Theme 1: Children and Young People are supported about sex and relationships Projects / Developments / Key Actions Lead Deliverable or Outcomes Resources Target organisation planned Dates £ FTE (if applicable) Teenage Strategy in place with action March Develop a multi agency strategy to reach 1. Pregnancy plan linked to C&YP plan. 2009 “hard to reach” families with regard to 1 LIG teenage pregnancy particularly in Children’s minority ethnic communities Centres Teenage % attendance of HYP HOP Ongoing Continue the HYP HOP (relationship) 1. Pregnancy training programme, particularly targeting those 2 LIG % accessed sexual health info who are not attending school. School and advice Nurses, Outreach Nurses 1. Teenage Action Plan to show how it will March Develop and make available “family group 3 Pregnancy be established. Numbers of 2009 conference” meetings for the pregnant LIG teenage parents accessing the teenager and young father meetings and resulting benefits. 1. Assess the local need for and provision of LCM with TP Needs assessment and analysis March 4 LIG completed, report submitted 2009 post-termination counselling, and make to Boards with commissioning recommendations to the LCSP Boards. recommendations. Theme 2: Children and Young People are a Healthy Weight Projects / Developments / Key Actions Lead Deliverable or Outcomes Resources Target organisation planned Dates £ FTE (if applicable) 1. Implement a multi-agency, multi-faceted Physical Project group established, Resources from March 2009 5 community approach to Healthy Weight. Activity project plan developed and Public Health, (To include MEND). Specific schools to be Coordinator implemented. Key measurables amount TBC targeted. with Be to be determined but possible Healthy outcomes include increasing Group. update of CYP in physical activity, increased knowledge and skills amongst staff and parents. Etc. 1. Build on the 100% Healthy Schools ESDM Action Plan 6 validations by ensuring that re QUAG accreditation is well supported and review its impact on health outcomes for C&YP. 1. Offer more targeted alcohol and smoking Education % of schools engaged 7 cessation programmes. Reduce underage Drug % of parents accessing support drinking. Advisor, and guidance through the Children’s Children’s Centres Centres, % of YP engaged through CDRP targeted Community Safety Youth Partnership Services LCM PCT Theme 3: Children and Young People Have Good Dental Health Projects / Developments / Key Actions Lead Deliverable or Outcomes Resources Target organisation planned Dates £ FTE (if applicable) 1. LCM with Be Needs assessment and analyses March 2009 Undertake two needs assessments – one in 8 Healthy completed, report submitted to Thanet 1 relating to pre-school and Group Boards with commissioning primary age children and one in Thanet 2 Children’s recommendations. relating to secondary age pupils. Purpose Centre Children’s Centre Dental Project to determine issues relating to CYP dental managers devised. health and access to dental care, and make recommendations to LCSP Boards. Particular focus being looked after children. Theme 4: Babies are a Healthy Weight at Birth Projects / Developments / Key Actions Lead Deliverable or Outcomes Resources Target organisation planned Dates £ FTE (if applicable) Midwifery Numbers of pregnancy women March 2009 Provide comprehensive, coordinated and 1. responsive stop-smoking programme for and who successfully stop smoking 9 pregnant women and those planning to children’s and at what point in pregnancy centres. they stopped. Numbers of become pregnant, making use of peer women who successfully stop support where appropriate. Encourage before becoming pregnant. Note stopping as early in pregnancy as possible. all reported benefits. Numbers of peer supporters. 1. Undertake local needs assessment LCM with Needs assessment and analysis March 2009 10 regarding lifestyles of pregnant women children’s completed, report submitted to centres and Boards with commissioning and known factors which affect birth Be Healthy recommendations. weight. Make recommendations to LCSP Group. Boards regarding how to focus future resources. Being Healthy Priority 2 Improve the mental health and emotional well-being of children and young people through early identification of issues and timely access to resources Key outcomes for year 1 Reduce the number of young people who self harm. Reduce the number of children and young people who report feeling very sad or depressed on most days. Improve access to Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) for Looked after Children and C&YP with Learning Disabilities. Note: These key outcomes are those chosen for Partnership action in year 1, where better multi-agency working will significantly improve the outcomes for children and young people. The actions listed are therefore the multi-agency ones and are not exclusive (i.e. there are other actions, not mentioned here, that will continue through sub-groups). In addition, other health needs identified earlier in this plan will continue to be taken forward through Partnership sub groups, and where relevant, may be put forward for Partnership focus in years 2 or 3. Action plan Projects / Developments / Key Actions Lead Deliverable or Outcomes Resources Target organisation planned Dates £ FTE (if applicable) CAMHS LIG Greater awareness of signs and March 2009 Work with Tier 1 services, schools and 2. symptoms parents to continue to raise awareness of 1 Increased opportunities to CYP mental health and self esteem: prevent problems Plan and hold local events Improved self esteem Develop/link to range of media Reduction in bullying Improved attendance Improved attainment 2. EPs & % trained/delivered programme Ongoing Development and dissemination of NVR 2 CAMHS LIG Numbers of parents accessing strategies and Solihull training through programmes multi agency groups. 2. Schools, Enhance training in emotional well-being 3 settings, for front line staff in promoting healthy Children’s lifestyles for children and young people. Centres, Enhance training and engage with local ESDMs, sports partners. agencies 2. LCM and Needs assessments and analyses March 2009 Undertake local needs assessments on: 4 CAMHS LIG completed, report submitted to Needs of minority ethnic populations Boards with commissioning Perinatal mental health recommendations. Mental health needs of young carers Rising incidence of self harm and reasons behind it. Report to LCSP Boards. 2. CAMHS LIG Members participated, findings March 2009 Participate in county project groups to 5 disseminated and implemented examine access issues for Looked After locally where relevant. Children and those with Learning Disabilities, and implement findings. Being Healthy Priority 3 Improve the outcomes for disabled children and young people through the development of integrated multi-agency systems and processes Action plan Projects / Developments / Key Actions Lead Deliverable or Outcomes planned Resources Target organisation Dates £ FTE (if applic able) 3.1 Contribute to the development of school- Disabled Participation undertaken by all relevant March 2009 age version of Early Support Children personnel. Recommendations made to Group LCSP Boards. 3.2 Promote take up of early education places EYATS % take up of places broken down Ongoing by disabled children. 3.3 Achieve required standards for pupils with HT & PEP HT Statistical data ? SEN at all Key Stages Identify gaps for disabled children to Disabled Gap analysis completed, report March 2009 3.4 access after- school provision, in Children submitted to Boards with commissioning preparation for ‘Aiming High for Disabled Group recommendations. Children’ funding availability in 2009/10 Develop partnership-lead school STS, LCSP Lead schools identified, plans in place Sept 2009 3.5 arrangements. Manager, ready for Sept 2009 launch. Disabled Children Group 3.6 Implement multi-agency transition to LCSP Protocols launched, training delivered, March 2009 adulthood protocols manager, protocols implemented. with disabled children group 3.7 Promote access for disabled children and Children’s Barriers to access identified and Ongoing their families to the full range of centres overcome. Parental participation. children’s centre services and buildings. Stay Safe Priority 4 Promote accident prevention in the home, school and community across all age ranges. Action plan Projects / Developments / Key Actions Lead Deliverable or Outcomes Resources Target organisation planned Dates £ FTE (if applicable) Children’s % of homes with under 5’s Promoting safety at home and in the 4. community through Children’s Centres, Centres which have safety equipment 1 Fire & loan scheme installed Extended Schools and Voluntary & Private Rescue % reduction of hospital settings Service admissions as a result of the loan scheme – numbers of referred families Promotion of road/ rail safety training in ESDMs & Action Plan % take up by 4. schools, children’s centres and settings Children’s schools and Children’s Centres 2 Centres Reintroduce junior citizenship and other ESDMs & CSP % reduction of C & YP involved 4. measures to highlight issues such as road Police in road accidents 3 safety e.g. cycling proficiency tests and Number of children completed the “Tufty Club” cycling proficiency Stay Safe Priority 5 Raise the awareness of positive relationships and reduce the number of bullying, violent and abusive incidents against children and young people and the associated fear of crime. Action plan Projects / Developments / Key Actions Lead Deliverable or Outcomes planned Resources Target organisation Dates £ FTE (if applicable) KSS Anti- Primary and Secondary schools Implementing the Kent Anti-Bullying 5.1 bullying identified to work towards Safer Strategy coordinator, School Status HT ENGAGE % engaged in Sunlight and KCA Improving support for children and young 5.2 CAHMS, programmes people at risk as a result of parents’ PIP+, KCA, Evaluation of Dual Diagnosis mental illness or substance misuse YOS, TXT Project Improve access and support around Hidden Harm Strategy prevention and early intervention for young people KSS A raised awareness of positive Delivery of domestic abuse & positive 5.3 Educational relationships and domestic abuse relationships programme to secondary and DV Project issues with primarily secondary primary school to raise awareness and Officer aged pupils. understanding A reduction in the number of CYP who are victims of crime. A reduction in the number of children reporting bullying Promote the work of the multi agency CC Manager, Agencies attending and engaged 5.4 diversity forum (led by TDC) as a network HT, in forum – Action Plan for sharing information and action SENCO/FLO planning to support the minority ethnic communities in Thanet 1 5.5 Re-launch Domestic Abuse forum linked to DV Action Plan Community Safety Strategy Assessment Coordinator 5.6 Pilot adapted Freedom programme to be KSS Action Plan delivered to Secondary and Primary Educational % of schools engaged children & young people DV Project Monitoring and evaluation of Officer programme 5.7 Establish Domestic Abuse Awareness best Children’s Business and Action Plan with practice in Children’s Centres Centre targeted interventions Managers 5.8 Reduce crime and anti-social behaviour KSS Senior Action Plan where the offender or victim are aged 17 Parenting % reduction in first time entrants years or under. Focus on Manners and Officer, into JCS Respect including support for parents JYIP, YISP, & of parents accessing Triple P YOS, CDRP, and Strengthening Families, ESDMs Strengthening Communities Programmes 5.9 Health, CSS, Multi-agency integrated teams Jointly reviewing and commissioning Education and processes CAF e.g. PIP+, family support services for vulnerable ESDMs Children’s Centres, TXT, ARC, ACP children and young people to develop preventative services from pre-birth to adolescence 5.1 CFE/CSS Safeguarding across agencies including 0 (private raising awareness of private fostering fostering) Stay Safe Priority 6 Ensure children and young people have access to a range of safe places. Action plan Projects / Developments / Key Actions Lead Deliverable or Outcomes Resources Target organisation planned Dates £ FTE (if applicable) TDC & ESDMs Strategy and Action Plan Promoting safe and accessible play 6. through TDC Play Strategy 1 ENGAGE, % C & YP identified referred and Actively promote all sport/holiday and 6. TDC, ESDMs participated in activities evening activities in Thanet – and 2 targeted Sports 4 NRG for vulnerable C & YP, support for Charlton Athletic project. 6. Develop the extended schools programme ESDMs & Action Plan 3 – linked to key agendas e.g. CC, after CDO Hilary school clubs and sports development Farmiloe (Ursuline College) Promoting locally accessible services and Partnership % YP making use of Freedom 6. responsive transport schemes for children Board Pass 4 and young people Enjoy and Achieve Priority 7 Improve the educational outcomes for all Children and young people Action plan Projects / Developments / Key Actions Lead Deliverable or Outcomes Resources Target organisation planned Dates £ FTE (if applicable) Support schools and settings in all aspects EYAT, PEP Core training plan identified 7. of staff and leadership development HT, HTs for partnership area 1 Action Plan Develop a range of projects to raise PEP HTs, Action Plan 7. standards in core subjects (maths, LNN Rep, Increase in % of all pupils 2 literacy, science, ICT) HTs, Primary achieving target level of Advisors attainment Cluster Consider SATS results in Sept Developmen 08 t Group Ensure inclusion of vulnerable children LAC Increase in % of children 7. and young people and their parents in Education whose first language is not 3 wider aspect of school life and learning Coordinator, English, those in care and PEP HT, children with LDD who are SENCO/FLO, achieving levels of attainment HTs, 7. Promote positive outcomes for C & YP SENCO, HTs Action plan 4 with SEN/AEN through continued School inclusion policy development of inclusive practice in all schools & partner agencies Enjoy and Achieve Priority 8 Raise attainment in educational settings and schools through a range of specific projects and multi-agency support Action plan Projects / Developments / Key Actions Lead Deliverable or Outcomes Resources Target organisation planned Dates £ FTE (if applicable) 8. Ensure a common understanding of the HTs PEP HT % increase in school attendance 1 key elements (including enjoyment) of % reduction in school exclusion personalised learning. Develop strategies % reduction missing 18 days of to implement personalised learning school or more through collaborative cross-agency INSET Share good practice regarding attainment HTs PEP HT Action plan 8. within the partnership aimed at all 2 through LLN/INSET Raise aspirations of parents for their KSS Senior Action Plan 8. children parenting Parents’ Forum 3 officer, ESDM Support implementation of PPELP – of Children’s Children Centre SEF 8. parental involvement in their children’s Centres, Parent Feedback 4 learning to give parents an increased EYATs, QTs understanding of their role as first educators & supporting them in understanding the importance of well being and its impact on learning Enjoy and Achieve Priority 9 Effectively engage vulnerable children, young people and their parents in the wider aspect of school life and learning and establish a range of initiatives to improve attendance, with a specific focus on reducing overall absence and reducing exclusions. Action plan Projects / Developments / Key Actions Lead Deliverable or Outcomes planned Resources Target organisation Dates £ FTE (if applicable) 9. Improve transition at each key point in a Integrated Transition action plan with targets 1 child’s life teams & HTs for vulnerable groups and creative programmes involving parents Identify schools with high exclusions and PEP HT, HTs Pairing of schools for sharing good 9. those with low exclusions – share best & practice 2 practice on how to manage children Partnership Collaboration action plan within school without the use of exclusion manager Monitor and review Launch Pad provision KSS & TEC, Evaluation report presented to the 9. based on recommendations for possible HT Partnership Board 3 future commissioning. Evaluate Managed Moves protocols & In HT panel, Systems established and evaluation 9. Year Fair Access ensure no child falls PM report presented to Partnership 4 through the net. Board 9. Ensure appropriate KS3 PRU provision & Devolved PRU committee to devise Action 5 seek creative multi-agency intervention to funding Plan support these YP & their parents/carers group, PRU BSF Plans and KS4 ACP Man Com, partnership 9. Promote a range of initiatives to improve EWOs, % reduction in absence 6 attendance and attainment of disaffected Integrated children and young people Teams ESDMs Enjoy and Achieve Priority 10 Improve support for vulnerable children and young people by developing a process for their early identification through a single point of access. This will lead to improved early intervention for children and young people at risk of underachievement and exclusion. Action plan Projects / Developments / Key Actions Lead Deliverable or Outcomes Resources Target organisation planned Dates £ FTE (if applicable) 10. Enhance and extend PIP+ and integrated PIP+ Integrated systems and 1 team to provide targeted support to Coordinator framework settings and schools to promote Integrated achievement, positive behaviour and team Leader confident parenting. Ensure integrated teams have trained Partnership S & L therapy commissioned 10. staff to deliver SALT programme. Manager, 2 Integrated teams Develop the CAF & LP functions & single Partnership CAF and LP pilot established 10. point of access to provide early support Manager 3 to C & YP at risk Develop SBR to ensure full compliance with CAF & effective deployment of integrated team resource at an early stage Continue the development of ARC/TXT Integrated TXT/ARC in all schools 10. to all secondary schools through targeted team leader 4 Youth Support 14+ 10. Continue to support “Kick into ESDMs Children identified by schools 5 Education” and “Playing for Success” % increase in attainment levels programmes to raise attainment levels Enjoy and Achieve Priority 11 Support the development of the 14-19 curriculum to ensure that the needs of all young people are catered for and the numbers of NEETs are reduced. Action plan Projects / Developments / Key Actions Lead Deliverable or Outcomes Resources Target organisation planned Dates £ FTE (if applicable) 11.1 Develop sustainable strategy for CP HT & ACP Strategy and Action Plan vocational provision 14-19 Co- ordinator 11.2 Review and support the development of 14-19 Co- 14-19 curriculum strategy the 14-19 curriculum to ensure that the ordinator, Organise project group needs of all C & YP are catered for HT 11.3 Review Westwood and ACP provision to KSS, HTs, Evaluation report presented to ensure it provides the opportunity for ACP Partnership and commission hard to place/vulnerable pupils work Manager work based learning opportunities and/or Partnership vocational courses for KS4 Manager Enjoy and Achieve Priority 12 Focus on and acknowledge non academic personal achievements of children and young people to include home educated children and young people. Action plan Projects / Developments / Key Actions Lead Deliverable or Outcomes Resources Target organisation planned Dates £ FTE (if applicable) Develop a series of ‘quartets’ in the ESDMs Extended school networks 12.1 Partnership through the Extended Schools established with Action Plan Action Plan Promote Try Angle Awards Youth Good attendance at Try Angle 12.2 Service & Awards Schools Make a Positive Contribution Priority 13 Raise the profile of all children and young people as responsible members of their communities through involvement and engagement. Action plan Projects / Developments / Key Actions Lead Deliverable or Outcomes Resources Target organisation planned Dates £ FTE (if applicable) 13.1 TDC Regular publication of Youth Promote a positive media image of children and young people as enterprising Matters citizens ENGAGE Annual Action Plan and Involve young people to find ways of using 13.2 TDC consultation their time in a positive way 13.3 KSS, HT at Implementation of Develop a protocol to enable schools, YOS Holy Trinity schools/police protocol and the Police to manage incidents & St Johns Pilot evaluation Holy Trinity successfully. Promote restorative justice & St Johns Primary School, (RJ) practices Margate 13.4 TDC/KCC Action Plan and use of Promote locally accessible services and Freedom Pass responsive transport schemes for children and young people Develop links with and between school Pie Factory Action Plan 13.5 identified G&T CYP and local businesses, Music & TDC sports leaders etc. to support and enhance their talents 13.6 Quartet, Organisation of Project group Encourage local business and other Connexions, and commission work organisations to work with young people Youth (e.g. volunteering, mentoring, sponsoring Service, out of school activities) (Ann McNulty) 13.7 Promote partnership working and delivery ENGAGE, Organisation of Project group of Thanet Youth Strategy through ENGAGE TDC, and commission work partnership Voluntary Report to Partnership Board sector 13.8 Target ‘talent’ on estates, showcasing Thanet Events/Youth Matters children and young people and their Youth Publication achievements Council, ENGAGE 13.9 TDC, TDC Communication Strategy Better & inclusive promotion of Thanet & Chambers of and Action Plan its services commerce & Rotary Club 13.1 SSCO, SSM, % C & YP involved in activities Support pupil participation in the Kent 0 HTs, ESDMs linked to Olympic & Para Schools 20 in 12 Learning Programme Olympic games All schools signed up by Sept. 17th. One event staged per Partnership. Make a Positive Contribution Priority 14 Raise the aspirations, from an early age, of all children, young people and their parents. Action plan Projects / Developments / Key Actions Lead Deliverable or Outcomes Resources Target organisation planned Dates £ FTE (if applicable) 14.1 ESDMs & TYS Ensure use of SDQs and Develop active participation of C&YP and families in commissioning services regular consultation forums Involve wide age range pupils in more LAC advisor Organise focus groups and 14.2 consultations at a local level particularly PSAs celebration events LAC and minority ethnic C&YP Thanet Organise ‘themed’ Promote and encourage the work of the 14.3 Youth participation and consultation Youth Council Council events ESDMS Organise participation, Promote and develop the work of the 14.4 School Council, KS2, KS3 and the joint consultation & celebration events annually. Pupil Partnership Council 4 meetings to be held annually. Presentation to TDC & Boards. 14.5 ESDMs, Healthy Minds Forum twice Support the co-ordination of the CAMHS, KSS annually Parenting sub-group to support the Senior Parenting Conference priorities through joint planning and Parenting annually resource allocation across Thanet. Officer - Action Plan – via parenting sub group. - % take-up of parenting classes. Active Parent Forum Achieve Economic Well-being Priority 15 Ensure involvement and engagement of children, young people and their parents/carers in further education, training opportunities and volunteering to reduce the number of NEETs. Action plan Projects / Developments / Key Actions Lead Deliverable or Outcomes planned Resources Target organisation Dates £ FTE (if applicable) TXTY, TYS, % reduction in anti-social behaviour Develop mentoring scheme for C&YP at 15 risk (i.e. Connexions model) to encourage YISP % increase school .1 engagement in further education, Connexions attendance/achievement employment or training 14 – 19 Action Plan Support schools in implementing the 14- 15 Coordinator 19 agenda .2 AEN, HTs, Action and Implementation Plan Implement the new County Transition to 15 Adulthood process for disabled young Integrated .3 people and young people with learning Team Leader difficulties 14 – 19 Organisation of Project Group and Explore ways to encourage more young 15 Coordinator Commission Service people to take up college places through .4 ENGAGE, a register of good role models who would Connexions, showcase their careers to groups of C&YP ACP, Westwood 15 Developing a person-centred planning Connexions, Organise working group and .5 approach for supporting young people TXT commission services who are at high risk of not being in education, employment or training or of homelessness 15 Develop a multi-agency approach to the CC Managers Action Plan .6 planning and delivery of adult learning ESDMs Adult Education Projects being delivered through new extended opportunities in easily accessible local schools groupings. provision (e.g. Extended Schools, Children’s Centres 15 Develop a flexible multi-agency TDC, Strategy devised with related .7 accommodation strategy for vulnerable ENGAGE Action Plan young people – link to employment and Connexions training Achieve Economic Well-being Priority 16 Ensure timely application of regeneration resources to develop community cohesion and engage the local community, with specific reference to vulnerable groups and disengaged children and young people. Action plan Projects / Developments / Key Actions Lead Deliverable or Outcomes planned Resources Target organisation Dates £ FTE (if applic able) 16.1 Good 1-1 relationship with young people Connexions Action Plan with good quality action plan Integrated implemented by the key worker working Team in partnership with other agencies Early identification of children & young KSS Targeted Youth support, organisation 16.2 people who will struggle at key stage Integrated of project work and commission transition & implement preventative Team service creative support Leaders, TDC Support parents/carers at an early stage Children’s % increase of engagement with 16.3 through Children’s Centres and the Centres, parents/carers Extended Schools agenda, to participate TDC Scope and create specification for a in family literacy and learning to break ESDMs “Family Learning Team / Project” down barriers to engagement and to Children’s through TDC promote employment and training Centres Working Neighbourhood’s Fund Promote Thanet’s diverse/natural and Partnership Margate/Ramsgate Renewal 16.4 picturesque resources as a thriving Board, TDC, Partnership Strategy for mixed seaside community Thanet communities Coast Project 16.5 Support the Building Schools For The HTs, ACSO Modernising learning Action Plan Future implementation. Monitoring and Evaluation We will measure impact and consider risks to delivery: The overall impact of the plan will be assessed by measured delivery plans. The delivery plans have been devised to maintain clear and accurate accounts of deliverables. Each delivery plan has been assigned to members of the Thanet 1 Partnership based on their attendance, in line with the ECM outcomes. These are: Enjoy and Achieve – Andy Somers & Diana Brandon Being Healthy – Claire Barham, Margaret Murray and Cally Vaile Staying Safe – Anne Nerva, Louise Fisher & Police representative (TBC) Achieve Economic Wellbeing – Cally Vaile, Carla Wenham Making a Positive Contribution - Bill Butler/Mike Fagg Monitoring and updating of delivery plans is to take place on a 3 monthly basis. Using this timescale will enable the progress- reporting to cover sufficient material to give a clear direction on whether the target is likely to be met. (Where targets are due within 3 months another update timescale should be agreed based on the time available.) Delivery plans will hold the following data: The agreed action/activity Costs incurred/committed Lead officer/Agency Target Date Agreed Deliverable Progress Update This data should be updated accordingly with details of work completed. Any changes to any of the core data should be raised with your LCSP manager. Where the agreed deliverable is document creation, the document that it is created should be attached as an annexe. Where deliverable includes an increase/decrease in percentage of a certain subject, data should be made available to support the delivery. Annually a complete update of all delivery plans is to be made by the LCSP manager to KCC detailing the work completed over the last year. Summary points of Priority Thanet is an area with significant levels of deprivation and the consequences of this combined with the effects of the area’s recent history and changing fortunes is reflected in the gamut of issues which need to be addressed. This Plan summarises key statistical evidence of the situation and its effects on children and young people in the area. The Plan then itemises the action points determined by the Thanet 1 LCSP to address and tackle these issues in line with the framework of Every Child Matters. Although defined by its insular origins it must be remembered that Thanet is not homogeneous, some areas have very much more extreme problems than others so statistics taken in isolation can actually conceal pockets with serious problems by averaging them with less challenged areas. The integrated working enabled by the LCSP organisation allows for efficient collation of grass-roots knowledge and the focus of efforts on the areas which really require them. Even before the LCSPs were set up Thanet, because of its problems, was a region in which there was already effective multi-agency effort to improve the life chances of the residents. - The Plan builds on and enhances this. While the approach to tackling problems must be holistic, a number of issues stand out as requiring particular attention: Apart from the overall deprivation levels, teenage pregnancy, the significant proportion of the population with limited standards of educational attainment and aspiration, the number of young people not in education, training or employment together with youth crime rates are inter-related issues at the heart of a cycle which must be broken if the area is to improve the opportunities and quality of life for its young people and their families. It is through concerted effort on the action points set out in this document that we shall see a shift towards better outcomes for the people of Thanet.
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