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					Aim 3: Empower Our Residents Executive Members: Cllrs Ron Gould and Keith Turner. 1. Performance

Monthly summary performance report: May 2009 Executive Director: Stuart Smith

1.1. Progress on key actions to advance priorities – the extract from CAP doc below shows the key actions for the year to advance each of the priorities under Aim 3, progress so far and their proposed completion dates. PRIORITY: Ensure safeguarding and inclusion of the most needy and excluded groups in the city providing equality and real opportunity for improvement and enhanced quality of life Key actions 2009/10 to advance priority: Progress to date: Proposed completion date: Develop robust quality assurance processes to Plans in place to build on success of the Adults QA & Safeguarding December 2009 ensure vulnerable adults are protected from harm Unit and QA Board. Development proposals for Adult Safeguarding Board and QA Board have been agreed. Safeguarding and Quality 'Improvement Plan' in place to deliver further improvement ahead of Annual Review Meeting with Care Quality Commission (Aug 09) and safeguarding arrangements self assessment process initiated based on learning from best practice and inspection findings in other Authorities. Monitor dedicated MARAC (multi agency risk There are two MARACs in Liverpool one in the north of the city and one March 2010 assessment conferences) cases and support in the south. At present repeat victimisation (based on the last 12 monthly months) is 27% in the north and 30% in the south. Improve the retention of social workers in Delegated Powers report prepared for new proposals for additional pay March 2010 Safeguarding Support teams and new posts for social workers in the Safeguarding Support Service. Develop new models to personalise care services Transformation programme still at consultation stage with phase 2 of March 2010 to adults to increase the numbers of vulnerable the strategy about to begin. Policy statement is currently under review people supported to be independent and will be presented to Executive Board in June. Ensure that all children’s centres implement an All children’s centres completing a self evaluation exercise to develop March 2010 action plan with actions and targets for supporting action plans. At March 2009 88.8% registered, with 48.1% active the most excluded groups in accessing children’s registrations. centre services. Monitor children’s centre registrations, including active registrations Continue the reconfiguration of floating support for The procurement exercise has been completed. Recommendation will March 2010 socially excluded groups to maintain people in be going to Exec Board in June 09.

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their own homes Monitor the number of young people being supported through the common assessment framework (CAF) and the ‘Team around the school’ (TAS)/Locality team arrangements and the quality of that support Increase the number of care leavers in suitable accommodation Increase young people’s access to contraception, including long acting reversible contraception (LARC), through sexual health and community settings

86 CAFs were received in April.

March 2010

89.9% in suitable forms of accommodation-biggest group in unsuitable accommodation are the 19 young people in custody. Over 30% of over 17’s now in tenancy and ratio of Social Landlord tenancies against private is improving (34.7%). Nationally, money has been allocated to Strategic Health Authorities (SHAs) and PCTs to support access and support regional coordination of LARC training placements, a key barrier to increased access to contraception. A Business Case has been submitted to the PCT to use the local allocation to fund additional education outreach across Liverpool, and raise awareness of local service provision to key target groups and to fund sexual health service provision at Liverpool Community College, to increase access to services among College students, including under-18s, who are often a key vulnerable group. Liverpool Teenage Pregnancy Partnership has funded Brook to deliver Bitesize Brook events at local secondary schools to raise awareness of local sexual health services in key target schools. Initial feedback suggests events delivered prior to April 09 has had a significant impact on increasing access. A new sexual health Locally Enhanced Service specification will be implemented this year, to increase access to contraceptive services through primary care. The PCT is also planning a sexual health campaign for community pharmacies in September 09, to raise awareness of local pharmacists offering Emergency Hormonal Contraception. Partner information has been gleaned from a recent Joint Strategic Needs Assessment Workshop and meetings have been arranged in May to review the working arrangements and activity direction of the

March 2010

March 2010

Further develop the alcohol strategy and the implementation of workstreams with partners and report progress to community safety

December 2010

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Alcohol Strategy Group based on these findings. Confront barriers to employment and training through lack of access, deprivation, discrimination and poor health to ensure provision of a highly skilled workforce Analyse data to maximise support to the most November 2009 In 2008 15 schools were below the floor target of 55% for needy pupils to reduce the number of schools achievement at KS2 L4+ in English and mathematics combined. below floor targets for achievement in both English Currently if agreed school targets are met 8 schools will be and maths at key stage 2 and GCSE by 50% below the floor target of 55% in 2009.

In 2008 7 schools were below the 30% threshold for 5 GCSE A*-C including English and mathematics. Targets agreed with SIPs and NCAs predict that only 3 schools will be below the 30% floor target in 2009. The 7 schools below the 30% threshold this year have been and will continue to be part of the National Challenge.
Concentrate JET (jobs, education and training) and Streets Ahead activity on the wards with 25% or more Worklessness Target support to the most needy to reduce the number of young people aged 16-19 years not in education, employment or training (NEET) Ensure effective, outcome based commissioning and contract monitoring for vulnerable adults receiving community support services Currently working with RSL’s on a pilot focused on the Pinehurst Estate where through joint working we are looking at tackling worklessness through the CoNet project. April 16-18 NEET % is 10.53% (April 2008 11.77%). Reducing high NEET at 18 is a priority and the new mandatory New Deal at 18 for clients who have been NEET for 6 months is having a positive impact with good progress during April. Recommendations for organisations to be awarded contract for Phase 1 of the community support services (that include outcome based performance monitoring for the first time) have been made by Project Board and will be going to executive Board for approval mid June 2009. March 2010

March 2010

March 2010

Support lone parents back into work through joint working between children’s centres, the JET service and the Children and Families Information service

March 2010 The JET service continues to work with key partners who specialise in the support of Local Partnerships (Sencia, REED and Job Centre Plus if not already engaged by them), these partners can offer more intensive support and we offer any additional support as necessary. JET staff have been briefed and are up to date with the new legislation on lone parent benefits, ensuring JET staff can give up to date advice. Developing first rate education and training from early years and further position Liverpool as a prime destination for post graduate

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retention Implement new diploma lines in environment and land-based, hair and beauty, hospitality and business administration and finance as approved under gateway 2 and prepare proposals for humanities, science, languages and public services to gateway 4 Continue the focussed work with the primary and secondary priority attendance schools

Preparation for new Diploma lines on track. Proposal for Public Services will be produced for Gateway 4 but proposals for Humanities, Science and Languages agreed to be postponed until after the next election due to lack of all party support for their introduction. Management of PA (persistent absence) fully established within secondary sector and Priority schools meeting all activity and reporting schedules with DCSF. Local primary PA Priority group developing strongly and reporting half-termly to local authority. Management of PA established as a key priority within the neighbourhood forums. Final out turns available at the end of academic year – 31 July, so available from mid August. Service on track to meet PCDL targets and standard learner numbers (SLN) targets have been achieved for FE learners. 80 schools in the local authority have been judged by Section 5 Inspections to be good. 34 schools have been judged as outstanding. On the local authority’s Graduated Approach to School Improvement there are 36 schools at Level 1 (outstanding practice) and a further 79 at Level 2 (good). Revision of plan on schedule.

December 2009

March 2010

Achieve all Learning and Skills Council (LSC) agreed adult participation and success targets Increase the number of schools graded as ‘good’ or ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted and categorised by the local authority as ‘celebrate’ schools

March 2010

March 2010

Revise the 14-19 education plan. Work with partnerships through the partnership support and challenge process to prepare for introducing the commissioning of courses in 2010 and for the transfer of post-16 funding from the Learning and Skills Council to the local authority

July 2010

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Finance

Finance report for April unavailable as finance colleagues working on close down of accounts for year end.

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3.1. Corporate Risk Register (CRR) relating to Aim 3
The Executive Management Team are to consider the Corporate Risk Register on Tuesday 30 June which will include a review of the escalated risks from the individual Management Leadership Groups as well as risks that are cross cutting or council wide. The following Corporate Monitor will therefore report on this issue 3.2. Portfolio managed risks including financial risks No.

Risk

Level of risk: Increasing  Staying same  Decreasing 

Timescale for full implementation of control measure 3 month review 6 month two reviews Ongoing Remainder of financial year

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Placement stability of Foster children Teenage pregnancy statistics Adult safeguarding and managing the market during a recession Negative reaction to the implementation of fairer charging.

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4. Compliance issues.
4.1 Business Plans One business plan (Personalisation) has not been loaded onto share-point or signed off by AED. In the meantime, quality assurance of business plans under Aim 3 has commenced. Quality assurance of business plans should be completed by 19th June. 4.2.1 External inspection reports and improvement plans: The following areas are non-compliant as shown in shaded cells.

Name and date of last inspection or review
Joint commissioning

Lead officer and business unit/AED

Lead select committee for scrutiny
Health care and safeguarding

Date improvement plan Issues last reported to select arising committee
Report signed off by Partnership Board. Report to EB on 8 May on development Agreement under 12 week

Next scheduled report to select committee
None - but briefings have been arranged for

Is current improvement plan on internet
No

Lead – Dyane Aspinall AED – Samih Kalakeche

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Name and date of last inspection or review

Lead officer and business unit/AED

Lead select committee for scrutiny

Date improvement plan Issues last reported to select arising committee
of development of section 75 NHS ACT 2006. There is an action plan consultation. briefings have been arranged for members of the select committee Under discussion with PCT how this will betaken forward (particularly issue of a strategy).

Next scheduled report to select committee
members of the select committee

Is current improvement plan on internet

Health inequalities

Lead – Paul Gray (PCT) AED – Samih Kalakeche

Health care and safeguarding

There is no improvement plan

None

No

4.3. Consultation
4.3.1 2009/10 consultations According to the 2009/10 consultation plan section of the business planning sharepoint site, there are currently 22 consultation exercises relating to Aim 3 due to be carried out during 2009/10, compared to the 36 that were carried out last year. Business unit managers should ensure that all consultation exercises that they intend to carry out during 2009/10 should be listed on the sharepoint site.

5. Value for money reviews/Corporate Improvement Programme
Aim 3 services subject to review: Project Owner Target Completion Date Children’s Services Admin Support Liz Hill and Jimmy Clarke First stage – September 2009 The initial review and recommendations have now been superseded by a service review of social care teams in Children’s and Adults. The first stage is due to be completed September 2009

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The new children’s Safeguarding Inspection Arrangements operational from 01/06/2009 make unannounced inspections a reality (it’s just when). Relationships between the council and schools require attention as they have become less of focus during current rounds of public service development. Action to refocus attention upon universal school based provision is being planned. Putting People First and Personalisation, further awareness raising ongoing.

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