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					Local Children’s Partnerships

      27 September 2010
            Delivery Plans
• 50% received to-date
• Most still in draft

• Positive features:
  –   Good local profiling
  –   Sound understanding of local issues
  –   Clarity of vision
  –   Relevant success measures
  –   Clear about roles and contribution of partners
           Volker Buck
          Support for Families
Proposed structure and model for delivery
Why supporting the whole family?

   Strong families give children a secure base from which to
   explore and enjoy life as they grow up.

                           They help to build resilience
                           and mutual respect across the
                           generations, thus helping to
                           strengthen communities.




                           Confident, supportive parenting has a
                           significant beneficial effect on
                           children’s outcomes
 Why supporting the whole family?
• What happens within the family has more impact on children’s
  wellbeing and development than any other single factor[1].

• The relationships parents have with their children are strongly
  associated with the children’s outcomes[2]

• Positive and consistent discipline and
  ongoing parental involvement and support
  are associated with better behavioural and
  educational outcomes in children[3].

• Children with highly involved fathers develop better friendships and
  more empathy and have higher levels of educational achievement
  and self esteem[4].

[1] Sylva et al 2004, Desforges 2003
[2] O’Connor, T. and Scott, S., 2007. Parenting and outcomes for children. York: Joseph Rowntree Foundation.
[3] London Economics, 2007. Cost Benefit Analysis of Interventions with Parents, London: DCSF-RW008
      http://www.dcsf.gov.uk
[4] Flouri, E., 2005. Fathering and Child Outcomes. West Sussex: John Wiley & Son
   Key values and principles for
       supporting families
• Be welcoming, build on strengths.
• See parents as partners.
• Focus on increasing family resilience.
• Address the needs of all the key adults in a
child’s life (parenting, adult-child and adult-adult
relationships).
• Be matched to rigorously assessed need.
• Timely, targeted and outcomes based.
• Co-ordinated so that services work together in
the interests of the whole family.
  Key values and principles for
      supporting families

• Delivered by well trained, supervised and
  knowledgeable staff.
• Start as early as possible to create the best
  environment for the child to thrive.
• Be available across a broad spectrum of need.
• Be accessed through a variety of routes.
• Focus on shared multi-agency processes.
           The role of LCPs

• Ensure universal services are delivered in a
  preventative and whole family approach.
• Co-ordinate an outcomes based early
  intervention offer to meet locally identified
  needs.
• Ensure activities are evidence based and
  evaluated.
• Provide regular outcome updates related to
  parent and family activities.
The context of the support model
                                Children in Care Teams, Specialist CAMHS
                                                                                           4 ACUTE
                              Children in Need Teams, Family Intervention Projects


                                                                                      3 COMPLEX
                                                                                YOT
                                           Locality Teams

                                                                            Integrated
                                   BST          YISP                           Youth
                                   PRISM                                     Support
                                                                              Service
                                                                                         2 TARGETED
                                                LCPs
      Children’s Centre

      Portage, Home Start                Extended Services
                                         PSA, HSLW                           FE Colleges


                                            Hampshire                                  1 UNIVERSAL
                                             Learning

         National telephone help lines and web based support, FID, FIS, Voluntary Sector


 0-8 Years                             8-13 Years                                     13-19 Years
Local delivery partners




           LC
            P
Resources
• Based on ‘£/fte per unit’ basis.
• Takes the total resource and breaks down to an
  individual unit amount and then builds back up
  to LCP allocations eg Number on Roll = £ per
  pupil unit.
• Uses published national data sets and Pupil
  Census data.
• Not affected by number of LCPs in a district.
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