An Introduction to Hertfordshire Children’s Trust Partnership John Harris Director of Children’s Services May 15th 2009 Every Child Matters A radical improvement in opportunities and outcomes for children and young people, particularly the most vulnerable Be Healthy, Stay Safe, Enjoy and Achieve, Make a Positive Contribution, Achieve Economic Wellbeing …and new requirements under the Children Act 2004 for local authorities and partner organisations to work together as a Children’s Trust partnership What is a Children’s Trust? • Formal arrangement in which partner organisations agree and implement local strategy to improve outcomes for children and young people • Bring together all local services needed to ensure children are effectively safeguarded • Focus on key priorities based on analysis of local need and delivered through Children and Young People’s Plan Herts. Children’s Trust Partnership Parents & Carers Adult Services Youth Connexions LSC Children Young People and their Families Police Health Children, Schools and Families Voluntary Sector Other county council services Probation Set priorities and monitor progress Scrutinise our work to safeguard children Young People’s Voice Outcome Lead for each of Five Outcomes and CYPP priorities Golden Thread to CYPP, service and individual plans Children and Young People’s Plan CYPP is single, overarching strategy for all children and young people in Hertfordshire, on behalf of HCTP Focused on outcomes for children, not services Children and Young People’s Plan Safeguarding Children and Young People Narrowing the Gap between Vulnerable and All Children Service Management Safeguarding 1 Children and young people are safe from abuse and neglect Outcome Lead: Ann Domeney 2.Children and young people achieve their full potential whilst in and moving on from care Outcome Lead: Ann Domeney 3.Children and young people are confident to respond to bullying Outcome Lead: Gill Jones Narrowing the Gap 4 Children’s emotional wellbeing and mental health is well supported Outcome Lead: Carol Hill 5. Children and young people have a healthy weight Outcome Lead: Hilary Angwin 6. Vulnerable under 5s well prepared for life Outcome Lead: Alan Dinning 7. Vulnerable children and young people achieve as well as others Outcome Lead: Gill Jones Narrowing the Gap 8. Children and young people with learning difficulties and disabilities are empowered to reach their full potential Outcome Lead: Justin Donovan 9. Young people get a wide range of opportunities to learn Outcome Lead: Andrew Simmons 10. Children and young people make a positive contribution to decisions about services Outcome Lead: Ian Knowles 11. Children and young people thrive in spite of family poverty Outcome Lead: Andrew Simmons 12. Children and young people keep on the right track Outcome Lead: Tom Rees Current Key Issues • • • • • • • • Lord Laming’s Review of Child Protection Integrated practice (CAF and Lead Professional) 21st Century Schools – Standards and Well-Being Aiming High for Disabled Children Children’s Health Strategy Think Family Economic Downturn ‘The Golden Thread’ Where do you fit in? Look at the structure charts in your presentation packs and discuss which outcomes your role helps to address.