Thanet One CYP Plan by OD7OUd

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									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:office@minster-ramsgate.kent.sch.uk

LCSP Manager: Nedine Watson-Cutts
Contact Number: 01227 284584
Email Address:nedine.watson-cutts@kent.gov.uk
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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