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									Kent Children’s Trust Review:
  Partnership for a Purpose
          Joy Ackroyd
          A Solid Foundation
         feedback from the KCT Review

• Strong partnership commitment to improve
  outcomes across ECM
• Partnership agreement on priority areas we
  need to improve through our CYPP
• Many examples of good work taking place at
  local levels.
• Well developed understanding of children’s
  needs across the county
• Increasing opportunities for the views of
  children and young people to be heard
             Areas to improve
• Clarify accountability and improve understanding at
  levels and across all partners.
• Strengthen joint commissioning arrangements to
  deliver improvements in line with the CYPP.
• Share more resources across partner agencies –
  finance, expertise, knowledge and skills.
• Improve communications and connections between
  strategic and local levels.
• Build integrated delivery teams to support universal
  and targeted services.
Committing to a long term programme
      of Change for Children
• Putting the needs of children first
• Long term programme of change across all
  partner agencies
• Promoting cultural change and whole system
• Commitment to integrated front line
  services to improve outcomes
• Total Place approach for children and young
         7 Change for Children actions for 2010

Seven key actions to strengthen Children’s Trust arrangements during
2010 at county and local levels are set out below.

Action 1 - Re-establish the KCT Board as the lead body with
responsibility for setting vision, agreeing the CYPP and championing
improved outcomes through partnership working. Streamline the KCT
substructure and clarify purpose and accountability.

Action 2 - Re-establish the KCT Executive Group as a strategic
commissioning group with devolved responsibility to drive forward
improving outcomes on behalf of the KCT Board.

Action 3 - Develop and implement a children’s trust joint
commissioning framework at strategic and local levels to ensure
effective delivery of the CYPP priorities.
      7 Change for Children actions for 2010 (cont)

Action 4 - Reduce the number of LCSP Boards from 23 to 12 to ensure
closer alignment with other partner agencies / groups. Strengthen
accountability and clarify partnership resources to support the effective
operation of the LCSP Boards.

Action 5 - Work towards integrated local delivery teams to support
universal and targeted services at the most local level.

Action 6 - Develop the new CYPP 2011-2013 focused on crosscutting high
priorities in areas that will secure improved outcomes across the ECM
framework with a particular focus on vulnerable groups and

Action 7 - Strengthen the KCT Communications Strategy to ensure
consistent clear messages, to join up strategic and local levels and to
ensure children’s trust development is clearly understood and
   Total Place - being part of the answer for
                 communities across Kent
                   Confidence in   Gateway
    Child                           Multi-        Environmental
   Poverty                         Channel          footprint

     Fulfil                                         Growth
                     Thriving       Economic
  potential of                                      without
                   Communities      Prosperity
 young people                                       gridlock

 Vulnerable          Health                      Independence
 And Young        Inequalities     Housing         of residents

Working as part of the Kent Partnership
Statutory Guidance for a new CYPP
“The agreed joint strategy of partners in the children’s
       trust on how they will cooperate to improve
                  children’s well-being”
                                             DCSF Guidance

• Owned and resourced by all Children’s Trust
  partners: Total place for children and young
• Underpinned by a joint workforce strategy
• Based on thorough needs assessment and
• To be in place by April 2011

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