Targeted Services - Leeds City Council

Targeted Services
Martyn Stenton
Area Head of Targeted Services
(SE Leeds)
Starting point ...
What’s it like to be a child
or young person growing
up in SE Leeds…
..and how do we make it
better ?
Family Risk Factors
 Poor parental supervision
 Harsh/erratic discipline
 Parental conflict
 Separation from a biological parent
 Anti-social parent
 Low income
 Poor housing
Risks for Young People
Leaving school with few qualifications
Involvement in crime
Alcohol & drugs
Poor mental health
Protective Factors
 Social bonding
 Clear standards of positive behaviour
 Involvement in family, school & community
 Positive role models
 Clear, high expectations
 Social & thinking skills
 Recognition & praise
or put another way…
 Experience of the education system and
labour market
 Society and culture in which we grow up
 Relationships with parents and families
 Experiences with peers and in leisure time
Leeds : The Child Friendly City
 180,000 children and young people in Leeds
 One vision , One partnership, One Plan - CYPP
 5 outcomes, 12 priorities and 3 obsessions
 25 clusters in Leeds (8 in SE Leeds)
 Up to 75,000 people working with children and
young people
Weekly obsessions tracker
this week
since last
% change
last 12
Safely reduce the
number of children
looked after
Reduce the number
of young people who
are NEET
Reduce school
absence: primary
Reduce school
absence: secondary
last 12
12 month
CAUTION!- This report is based on in-year data that is still being validated . It is designed to be used by partners to help track progress
towards our three shared priorities. It must not be used for any external purpose without prior approval of the Children’s Trust Board.
Children looked after as at: 19/02/13 - NEET as at: 22/02/13 - Absence as at: week commencing 11/02/13
Elements of early intervention work
 25 multi agency cluster partnerships (engaging early start,
schools, other children’s services and other community services)
 Support and co-ordination from a Targeted Services
Leader (TSL) in each cluster
 Common Internal Record paperwork and Common
Assessment Framework to support co-ordinated work
 Range of staff in universal settings and cluster teams
 Cluster support and guidance arrangements
 Cluster ‘top 100’ methodology - identify and co-ordinate
support for vulnerable children and families
 Swift access to support and intervention services where
there is a need
Targeted Services
Cluster Based Working
Targeted Services Leaders
Attendance staff
Area/City-wide Services
 Family Intervention Services - intensive family support
 Multi Systemic Therapy (MST)
 Family Group Conference Service
 Youth Offending Service (YOS)
 Families First Programme Team
 Integrated Processes Team
Cluster Based Working
o 25 clusters in Leeds, 8 in SE Leeds: Ardsley and Tingley,
Beeston Cottingley and Middleton, Brigshaw, Garforth, JESS
(Beeston Hill, Holbeck, Belle Isle and Holbeck), Morley,
Rothwell, Templenewsam Halton
o Services typically involved: schools, children’s centres, health,
voluntary sector, police, attendance, housing, ASB, social work
o Each cluster supported by a local resource eg. Cluster Manager
and family support staff
o Elected Members and Local Authority Partners (senior manager
from Children’s Services) identified to work with each cluster
Families First
 National Programme (Troubled Families), interpreted locally as
Families First, delivered locally primarily through clusters
 Crime, ASB, Worklessness and School Attendance + local factors
 Working with 2180 families over 3 year programme
 Working with = assessment and lead practitioner in place
 Element of Payment by Results when we can demonstrate
positive change – 450 families claimed for year one to July 2013
 Programme Board in place, year one implementation underway,
year two cohort being identified
 National Government commitment to extend this beyond 2015
and increase number of families involved