Hackney Partnership Triage:
Two years on
Florence Kroll
Assistant Director
Young Hackney
Background
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Lack of coordinated response to Merlin reports prior to Partnership
Triage
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Responses often ill informed in assessing risk and need because of
lack of other information
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During the past year, Partnership Triage’s role has broadened to take in
more than Police referrals.
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Referrals are now accepted from:
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Schools
Health Visitors
School Nurses
Children's Centres
Parenting Service
Current situation
• Change to staffing profile of Partnership Triage
• Researchers carry out multi-agency checks on 9 databases:
- Children's Social Care (Capita/Comino)
- Education and Children's Centres (EMS and e-start)
- Young Hackney (IYSS/UMIS/YOIS)
- NHS (Electronic Patient Records/RIO)
Total number of referrals
8000
*estimate based
on previous data
actual data
7000
6000
5000
• Total number of referrals:
4000
3000
2000
- Year 1 (July 2009-June 2010) 5467
- Year 2 (July 2010-June 2011) 6054
- Year 3 (July 2011-December 2011) 3607
1000
0
Year 1
Year 2
Year 3
• Now linked to Children & Young People’s Partnership Panel
Trends
* year 3 data for first six months only
(July-December 2011)
Referrals by age of subject
3500
3000
Total number
2500
year 1
2000
year 2
year 3*
1500
year 3 with estimate
1000
500
0
<0 years
1-5 years
6-10 years 11-15 years 16-18 years
Children & Young People’s
Partnership Panel
• Provides management oversight
• Resource allocation through high level decision making
• Step up and step down to/from Children’s Social Care
• Step across from Children's Centres, early CAMHS services and
Health Visitors
• Identifies, responds to and tracks troubled families
• 648 cases have been referred to the panel since April 2010
Benefits
• Domestic Violence - pathways and procedures
• Missing children - able to provide scrutiny reports
• Children Missing Education
• Highlighted duplications in work as well as gaps in service
provision
• Borough wide response to safeguarding, vulnerability and risk of
harm
Evaluation
Year long evaluation project planned from April 2012
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Analysis of both the Partnership Triage Unit and The Children &
Young People’s Partnership Panel
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Case studies tracking a child or young person through the system
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In-depth interviews with professionals and stakeholders
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A sample of high repeat cases and cases resulting in NFA
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Review the effectiveness of early intervention and partnership
working
Next steps
• London wide evaluation
• Wealth of information to inform and plan service delivery, in
particular for troubled families
• Further developments of partnerships with adult services and
CAMHS
• Single point of contact
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Hackney Partnership Triage - London Safeguarding Children Board