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					Transition Support
Programme

West Midlands Regional event
23rd February 2010
Transition Support Programme
revised message: core purpose
• Supporting disabled young people to be provided with
  the support and services that enable them to work
  towards living the lives they want.
• Ensuring agencies in local areas work together in a
  coordinated way to provide better support for disabled
  young people and their families.
• To change organisational culture to improve local
  service delivery.
• To provide targeted support to ensure that every local
  area is able to share learning and improve.
 Year 2 SAQ The Results
• 151 out of 152 Year 2 SAQs were returned
• 143 local areas now meet minimum standards. This is an
  increase from 108 local areas meeting minimum standards
  in Year 2
• In Year 2 44 local areas were not meeting minimum
  standards. This is reduced to 9 local areas going into Year 3
• 99% of local areas have demonstrated improved family and
  young people engagement in the transition process
• Over 90% of local areas have joint processes in place
  across agencies to support disabled young people in
  transition, an increase from 74% at the start of Year 2
     5 focus areas for Year 2

• Participation of disabled young people and
  their families
• Effectiveness of personalised approaches
• Joint assessments processes within
  children’s trusts and adult services
• Realistic post 16 opportunities for living life
• Strategic joint partnership working
          Headline progress:
            Participation

1) Range and accessibility of information improving.
2) Strong attendance at Year 9 Reviews
3) IAG arrangements in place but quality still variable
4) Substantial numbers of LA used TSP support to
   improve access to advocacy and increase
   participation of young people
         Headline progress:
          Personalisation
1) Local Areas across all 3 Offers have further
   developed Person Centred Approaches – all at very
   different stages

2) Development of Individual Budgets remains in early
    stages for many children’s services
         Headline progress:
  Joint assessments and working
             practices
1) 50% of LAs have formal arrangements for multi
   agency transition teams (virtual or actual)
2) HAPs completed in 120 LAs – levels in quality and
   consistency
3) Better key working arrangements reported –
   reliance on IAG PAs to undertake role.
4) No of LAs with transition pathways increased
   others in development
          Headline progress:
           Post 16 Opportunities
1) Increase in number of Housing Departments in transition
   planning – quality of provision still low.
2) Low accessibility to transport but increase in travel
   training
3) 74% of LAs state schools and colleges working better to
   develop clear FE progression routes.
4) Many LAs state a range of employment opportunities
   exist for DYP but little data collated in LAs.
5) Many LAs mention Youth Strategy but little information
   provided on joint working and proactive planning.
           Headline progress:
     Strategic Multi Agency Working
1) 99% of LAs have protocol in place or in development
2) 99% have Strategic Planning Group with core multi
   agency membership
3) Some strategic groups still struggle to get the level of
   senior management sign up required.
4) Many strategic groups still struggle to get wide range of
   agencies attending or the key representative from
   agencies attending.
       Moderation process
       analysing SAQ 2 data

1. More Questions in SAQ 2 than SAQ1.

2. All data findings on based self assessment

3. Scored answers reveal only partial picture –
   verifications from named advisors and additional
   checklists of evidence led to final positioning.
     4 Stage SAQ Assessment Process

• Stage 1      NTST assess each local area’s compliance
  with statutory requirements and guidance with regards to
  transition services from information contained in the SAQ.
• Stage 2      NTST assess areas of good practice,
  innovation and progress identified in the SAQ and
  provided by other sources.
• Stage 3      Additional assessments and evidence is
  provided by TSP named advisors and local areas
  themselves.
• Stage 4      Recommendations are provided by NTST and
  Partners (CHaMP and National Strategies Leads) to
  DCSF, DH and final decisions are made.
  Feedback to local areas
• All transition leads have been sent copy of SAQ
• All named advisors have copies of SAQs
• NTST can provide comparative information to
  help local areas in planning improvement (e.g.
  SAQs and TDPs from Development Area 3s)
• Short report of results will be on website
• Named advisors to feedback and do Year 3
  Transition Development Plan
Year 3 Resources and Support
Development stage model
• Moving responsibility to local areas in Year 3
• Focus on embedding improvements

• 4 Development Stages

• Turns ‘offers’ around and gives top group something
  to aim for
• Provide increased focus on work beyond the
  programme
                                                            Development
                                                            Area 4
                                          Development
                                          Area 3            No Local Areas
                                                            yet!
                                          40 Local Areas
                     Development Area     10 days named
                     2                    advisor support
                     103 Local Areas      £50,000 Core
                                          grant
Development Area 1   10 days named
                     advisor support      Innovation and
9 Local Areas                             Outcomes Fund
10 days named        £25,000 Core grant
advisor support      Innovation and
£10,000 Core grant   Outcomes Fund
Innovation and
Outcomes Fund
           Development Stage 1
              9 local areas
• Up to 15 days Named Advisor support
• £10,000
• Local areas that are not meeting all statutory requirements,
  meeting limited areas of guidance, have little evidence of good
  practice or innovation, have little or no evidence of development
  potential and their Named Advisor verifies that there are limited
  effective transition processes in place and little progress is being
  made.

•   Expected to:
    – Attend regional events.
    – Develop case studies
    – If appropriate contribute to good practice workshops at regional events.
        Development Stage 2
          103 local areas
• Up to 10 days Named Advisor support
• £25,000
• Local areas are meeting most statutory requirements, some
  guidance requirements, demonstrate good practice across 2 or
  3 priority outcomes with some innovative practice, have some
  evidence of potential for development and their Named Advisor
  has verified that some transition processes are effective and
  progress is being made.
• Expected to:
   – Attend regional events.
   – Contribute to good practice workshops at regional events.
   – Input to development of case studies with support from Named Advisor.
            Development Stage 3
               40 local areas
• Up to 10 days Named Advisor support
• £50,000
• Local areas that are meeting all statutory requirements, the
  majority of guidance requirements, demonstrate good practice
  and innovation across the 5 priority outcomes, have
  demonstrable evidence of potential for development and their
  Named Advisor has verified that transition processes are
  effective.
• Expected to:
    –   Attend regional events.
    –   Act as transition promoters in region.
    –   Run good practice workshops at regional events.
    –   Input to development of case studies.
    –   Offer mentoring to other areas in region.
•
        Development Stage 4
         no local areas – yet
• No funding allocation
• Local areas that are meeting all statutory and all guidance
  requirements
• Have leading practice in all 5 focus areas
• Strong leadership and creative solutions
• Active strategic involvement across key agencies
• Demonstrable sustainability in services
• Expected to:
   – Lead and promote regional network
   – Share learning on linking with other AHDC work and wider
     mainstream agenda locally
   – Lead work in participation of disabled young people in and
     beyond AHDC
          Innovation and
          Outcomes Fund
• Opportunity for all local areas to access additional funding
• Up to £20,000 per application
• Quick process to ensure local areas have maximum time to plan
  spending and gives enough time for second round later in year if
  take up is low
• Applications will open once DCSF Grant letter goes out to local
  authorities
• Local areas with support of Named Advisors will complete
  application form
• NTST will administer process
• All partners will decide on allocation
     Regional Support
• SEN Hubs to lead in Year 3 on networks and events
• Jayne Carter at NTST and Clive Tuck at NS are
  Regional leads
• Additional capacity in NS Named Advisor time
• Plans for Year 3 activity to:
   – Support and maintain networks
   – Provide relevant events
   – Influence strategic planning beyond the
     programme eg with Government Office for
     Regions and SHAs
Key themes for Hub support emerging
        from regional reports

 Person Centred Planning and participation (including greater
  involvement of schools)
 Hand over from LSC to Local Authority functions
 Specialist post-transition placements
 Post- 16 and future commissioning opportunities
 Market Development
 Joint Assessments
 Information sharing
 Individualised budgets
 Machinery of Government changes
  Objective of Regional
          Work
• Help strand 3 leads to plan for maximum
  impact of £25k investment in regional Hub
  TSP work
• Focus on key issues emerging from regional
  reports and ways forward based on ‘what’s
  going well’ plus group discussion
• Establish appropriate support from TSP
  delivery partners and clarify roles of delivery
  partners
Targeted support in Year 3 –
     areas to consider
• To meet minimum standards
• To improve practice and ensure LAs provide consistent
  support for disabled young people
• To facilitate local areas to make clear links between
  improved transition processes and improved life outcomes
  for disabled young people
• To promote engagement in regional networks
• To emphasise the need for formalised partnership
  arrangements
• Encourage evaluation of local change to measure
  effectiveness
              AHDC

•   Better links across whole programme
•   Together for Disabled Children
•   Contact a Family
•   SQW and partners
•   Valuing People/GAL sites
               Legacy of TSP
• Moving from minimum standards in transition processes to
  innovation and best practice and positive outcomes for disabled
  young people.
• Strategic embedding of transition in planning across services
• Linking up AHDC Programmes and other initiatives (GAL, Right
  to Control, Individualised Health Budget Pilots) for increased
  impact.
• Working strategically in Regions with Government Office and
  Strategic Health Authorities
• Leaving a sustainable regional support structure for transition
• Increased engagement of disabled young people and families in
  transition planning (individual and strategic)
   Transition Information
          Network
• Magazine – my future choices
• E-newsletter – Getting a Life
• Seminars
• Website
• Wider issues in transition
www.transitioninfonetwork.org.uk
              Thank You
• Email: anaylor@ncb.org.uk

• www.transitionsupportprogramme.org.uk

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