Edinburgh Network of Voluntary Organisations for Children, Young People and Families NETWORK Minutes for Thursday 7th March 2013 Present Paula Swanston Kate Polson Fiona Hird Joan Fraser Nina Martyka HLFSMaura Daly The Rock Trust Fabb Yard EVOC Circle Action 1 2 3 4 Apologies Linda Jardine Sam Anderson Margo Irvine Jan Williamson Sharon Guest Vicki Ridley Bev Read Viki Phillipps Marilyn Nicholl Margot MacKenzie Minutes of February 2013 Network Meeting – matters arising Marilyn Nicholl will have an extra half day to attend CSMG Coordinators meetings. The minutes were taken as read and Nina (NM) will pursue any outstanding issues. NM Any other business Consortia agreements were discussed in principle. More information from Fiona Hird and Kate Polson Network Development Vacancies – there are still 2 network rep vacancies within the role of children’s mental health and wellbeing. Joan to contact Patricia Santelices to clarify remits. JF 5 Partnership Working Early Years Collaborative – there is a meeting on 12 April 2013 with number of Network representatives present but we can always have more. Register with Suzanne on Suzanne.Glancy@edinburgh.gov.uk if you have not done it yet. Early Years Change Fund – there is positive feedback. Change fund soon to be available. Nina will work on Change Fund Model and give it to Joan to take it to the group. 6 Children and Families Commissioning Consultation The updated document will be available on EVOC website. All NM NM Edinburgh Network of Voluntary Organisations for Children, Young People and Families 7 Voluntary Sector News Sandy Corlett’s CSMG South feedback is attached to these minutes. Linda Jardine’s feedback from the Pilot Inspection meeting is also attached. Maura Daly need to get in touch with organisations who support children and families pre-birth to 1 year. Get in touch with Maura on Maura.Daly@circlescotland.org Welfare reform – up to date information Kate Polson to send information she has. 8 9 Funding opportunities: Weir foundation Life Changes trust – young carers Future Network Meetings A number of points and ideas were raised: We should have a review of Network remiy, direction and representative support Could we have a look at Marketing ourselves as a Network but also as voluntary organisations. Nina to look at options. Organise sessions for Creative Funding sessions. Nina to research. Involving parents in consultations Publicise what we do – rebranding and promotion How do we change the fact that council does not really know what we do? KP NM NM Future meetings 4th April 2013 2nd May 2013 6th June 2013 The meeting then closed The next meeting of the Network will take place on Thursday 4 April 2013 2.00pm at EVOC. Edinburgh Network of Voluntary Organisations for Children, Young People and Families Name of Group: CSMG - South Date of Meeting: 26 February 2013 Network Representative: Sandy Corlett Contact details for further info:email@example.com Feedback Report: 1. Meeting was attended by all representatives except High School Head Teacher (not yet identified) and, for first time, Brian Jennings, new Area Coordinator. 2. Meeting dominated by discussion about Area Coordinator’s role. Brian has been meeting individually with CSMG members and other key professionals, & attended launch of Additional Support for Learning Poster in South. Struck by attendees lack of knowledge of CSMG.Gave information about changes to Children & Family services. 3. Agreement that Brian will: will draft an Action Plan for South CSMG with chair Jane Ramage & Susan Wilson, Services for Communities. Meet Head Teachers to identify and agree a High School representative for the CSMG seek statistics for South from Integrated Childrens Plan February Performance Statistics to assist decisions about priority objectives for South. Investigate provision of GIRFEC refresher training for local multi-agency staff. Meet Team around the Cluster named professionals. Circulate Childrens Services Inspection Report – good/very good results. 4. Noted that CSMG will now monitor needs of children with disabilities in South. Meeting noted gap in support for parents of children with ADHD. 5. Feedback about cohort of young offenders/at risk of offending tracked by Youth TAC. Suggestion to target siblings who may follow in their footsteps. 6. Information given about Early Years Collaborative. Follow up Action: Please indicate any consultations/feedback/input required from the Network. Date of next meeting: 23 April 2013 Edinburgh Network of Voluntary Organisations for Children, Young People and Families ECC Feedback from Inspection Faith Mission 1/3/13 Jackie Pepper – Inspection team Pilot Inspection Strengths Motivated staff Actions to keep safe Culture of positive partnership at all levels Good practice Early effective intervention Intensive re life chances Leadership Clear vision Inclusive services Areas for Improvement: Not all vulnerable children were able to benefit – target efforts Some gap Staff morale good Successfully implementing GIRFEC but capacity to deliver is constrained. Health frontline. Some gaps in meeting needs preventing escalation Gap in being alert to 6-27 months to ensure community resources accessible. Guidance needed re named person and guidance particularly when there is problematic attendance and indicators of neglect, more can be done Family Support high quality – not always flexible in meeting lower level needs. Most vulnerable and not accessing services. Unmet need in the area of lower level but possibly building concerns and not getting opportunities. At risk of missing out services. Immediate safety is prioritised, safe alternative etc – a strong feature. Looked at 114 cases and 27 were on CP. Confident in the inspection feedback in this area. Assessment Chronologies - quality/standard - more to be done - not always supporting assessment & decision making Risk Assessments - most good standard, third very good Assessing need - more variable Edinburgh Network of Voluntary Organisations for Children, Young People and Families Planning to be a focus in the future. How SMART are plans re intended outcome. Link between assessment and plans. This is variable. Health & Education should be more involved. Didn’t see individual plans – more family plans. Reviewing LAC & CP – regular and improving. Deregistered – supports drop off quickly sometimes too quickly Step down from registration – how do you support for needs when CP planning ceases to create long lasting improvements High dependency on outwith placements more time could be spent working directly with these children and families but seen respect for children and families from staff Independent advisory support could be more widely available. Inspection Feedback Getting young people involved from the start Culture of valuing contribution of staff Partnership , mutual respect staff and service users clear Voluntary sector an equal partner Joint self evaluation Stakeholders – Impact, making steady progress. But group in the middle “in need”. Closing outcome group –children with disability needs more attention Community – Total Craigmillar….. Local solutions. Community involved resilience. Family centre is seen as a community asset. Families – range of approaches. Parents value relationships. GIRFEC – careful of excluded groups Children reporting feel safe & kept safe Early support – early signs of domestic violence and neglect. We could do more there. Family Nurse Partnership from pre-birth to pre-school is highly effective. Quality of early years is high Some waiting too long for support – attendance is problematic and indication of neglect – step back into services School attendance Health needs of LAC not consistent POA – fantastic improvement – area of significant improvement. Children risks to other children. Edinburgh Network of Voluntary Organisations for Children, Young People and Families Four suggestions - Improve and extend support at early stage before difficulties escalate - Improve planning to meet needs –to give long lasting improvements - Quality Assurance - Speedier improvement for most vulnerable groups children with disabilities and through care……… Gillian Tee 2007 results –what was unsatisfactory- now a strength. Goods overall for most children. Want to get to great services for all Not taking foot off the gas Use the momentum. How do we get to great services for all children? Very good at assessment. Michelle Millar – all of Edinburgh services need to help with the gap. Partnership – Away day action plan for improvement. Coordinated from children’s partnership but wider than that. Alignment of plans – one plan SMART plans with outcomes Family nurse partnership – we do the right things really well. Services around the names person. Need the lead professional working better, taking ownership – help us coordinate – impact. We can take on the lead professional Work on children coming off the register – EYC – a test – improve outcomes for specific group.