Get assist from kids’s social care sector-led enchancment companions

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Sector-led enchancment is about native authorities supporting one another to enhance their kids’s companies.

The programme goals to enhance the general efficiency of kids’s social care through the use of the strongest performing native authorities to offer peer assist to authorities who’re working to enhance their companies.

Assist obtainable

There are presently 19 sector-led enchancment companions throughout England. Sector-led enchancment companions are native authorities who’re rated good or excellent for youngsters’s companies by Ofsted and have been chosen by way of a DfE procurement train to ship this assist.

Every sector-led enchancment accomplice has its personal strategy and experience in working with different native authorities, together with particular areas they can work in.

Who can entry assist

Sector-led enchancment assist will be accessed by any native authority rated as insufficient or requires enchancment.

Assist will also be accessed by native authorities rated nearly as good, the place there’s vital proof of a decline in efficiency.

How one can entry assist

Use the record of kids’s social care sector-led enchancment companions to discover a accomplice greatest positioned to assist your wants.

The record consists of the areas the companions can work in and a abstract of the assist they’ll present.

When you’ve recognized a accomplice you wish to work with, contact them on to see if they can supply assist. The accomplice will then work with their grant supervisor in DfE to develop a proposal for work to happen, topic to DfE approval.

Listing of sector-led enchancment companions

Reaching for Youngsters

Areas

The native authority relies in London.

They’re obtainable to assist native authorities in any area.

Introduction

Reaching for Youngsters is a group curiosity firm arrange in 2014, to offer statutory kids’s companies for Kingston, Richmond, Windsor and Maidenhead.

Our important focus is offering statutory companies in an progressive method, with a concentrate on environment friendly back-office assist, digital, recruitment and retention of practitioners.

Areas of assist and experience

We are able to present assist to native authorities on:

  • efficiency administration
  • digital transformation similar to audio recording little one safety conferences to help with employees challenges, timeliness of plans and accuracy of case notes
  • coaching and workforce improvement
  • growing insurance policies and procedures similar to pandemic response paperwork, privateness defend work and Brexit plans
  • the development and improvement of colleagues
  • organising a group curiosity firm arrange – together with governance and monetary arrange and administration
  • social care coverage and apply
  • social care apply enchancment
  • security mobilisation and implementation

Contact particulars

Contact: Lucy Roberts, Head of New Enterprise

Phone: 07710 968 942

Electronic mail: [email protected]

Bi-borough with Hammersmith and Fulham (Centre for Systemic Social Work)

Areas

The three native authorities are based mostly in London.

They’re obtainable to assist native authorities in any area.

Introduction

Since 2016, Hammersmith and Fulham, the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea and Westminster Metropolis Council have labored collectively delivering sector led enchancment by way of the Centre for Systemic Social Work.

This strategy has elevated the talent ranges and confidence of practitioners and managers and improved the outcomes for youngsters, younger individuals and households.

Areas of assist and experience

We are able to present assist to native authorities on:

  • introducing and embedding systemic apply
  • delivering systemic apply programs for social staff, managers, and leaders
  • growing an alternate pathway inside little one safety processes
  • supporting organisations to actively problem racism, oppression, and all misuses of energy
  • growing a systemic evaluation inside Early Assist and Youth Offending Providers
  • built-in partnership working
  • growing household hubs
  • integrating working and household hubs
  • trauma knowledgeable approaches
  • non-violent resistance

Contact particulars

Contact: Kati Maskell, Operations Supervisor

Phone: 07590 629 924

Electronic mail: [email protected]

Contact: Helen Bowring, Programme Supervisor

Phone: 07730 024 446

Electronic mail: [email protected]

Cornwall

Areas

The native authority relies within the south-west.

They’re obtainable to assist native authorities in any area.

Introduction

Cornwall has a confirmed observe file of working with accomplice authorities to enhance the standard of apply and effectiveness of companies to kids and households.

We work with our companions utilizing an strategy constructed on relationship-based apply, our efficiency and studying tradition, progressive early assist, and a powerful dedication to kids’s rights.

Areas of assist and experience

We are able to present assist to native authorities on:

  • making a single level of contact for info, assist and steering to entry multi-agency early assist, specialist and statutory interventions
  • growing a extremely efficient system for direct funds
  • reworking the main focus and strategy of impartial reviewing officers and little one safety chairs to grow to be kids’s rights advocates
  • integrating well being guests and college nurses inside early assist, kids’s social care and training companies
  • utilizing little one and training psychologists to assist kids get well from trauma arising from neglect, abuse, separation and loss
  • growing a profession and qualification pathway for social staff and staff managers that contributes to stabilising recruitment and retention
  • growing apply high quality requirements and rigorous high quality assurance and efficiency administration

Contact particulars

Contact: Ben Davies

Electronic mail: [email protected]

Essex

Areas

The native authority relies within the East of England.

They’re obtainable to assist native authorities in any area.

Introduction

In 2011, Essex was judged insufficient by Ofsted. To grow to be excellent, we targeted on high quality of apply and developed progressive, whole-system options, enhancing outcomes at a really low value.

Having partnered with 25 native authorities to efficiently ship change, we’ll share our studying that can assist you design options to suit your wants.

Areas of assist and experience

We are able to present assist to native authorities on:

  • inspecting practices, figuring out strengths and areas for improvement in your staff
  • constructing peer to look relationships to assist enchancment
  • operating studying workshops
  • implementing strengths-based and relationship-based approaches all through massive complicated techniques
  • growing a single level of contact for companies, recommendation and redirecting to group sources, the place acceptable
  • Early Assist
  • growing efficient evaluation and short-term intervention to assist evaluation and alter
  • growing efficient care and life planning with younger individuals and wrap-around assist
  • making a seamless supply and transition from 0 to 25 years, with assessments that concentrate on reaching acceptable independence
  • efficiency administration
  • growing efficient safeguarding boards
  • creating excessive success interventions to assist kids to stay at house and return house
  • present trauma-informed and therapeutic fostering
  • adopter recruitment, coaching and assist

Contact particulars

Contact: Dave Barron, Head of Youngsters’s Enchancment Partnerships

Electronic mail: [email protected]

Hampshire and the Isle of Wight

Areas

The native authority relies within the south-east.

They’re obtainable to assist native authorities in:

Introduction

In 2019, we created our personal sector led enchancment staff, to offer transformation and enchancment companies to kids’s companies nationally and regionally that allows measurable enhancements to efficiency, and crucially to outcomes for youngsters and households. We additionally assist British Abroad Territories.

This devoted enchancment staff contains of skilled social work certified managers alongside consultancy and programme administration skilled whose abilities are enhanced by subject material experience and enter from our managers and practitioners spanning the entire service.

Areas of assist and experience

We are able to present assist to native authorities on:

  • service diagnostic and assurance (together with doc evaluation and auditing)
  • making ready for inspection and Ofsted readiness
  • efficiency and high quality assurance
  • management, administration and repair transformation (together with peer enterprise course of enchancment)
  • peer mentoring and training
  • enterprise processes and assist
  • Early Assist
  • Entrance Door
  • kids in want and little one safety
  • kids with disabilities
  • sorted kids
  • care leavers
  • fostering and adoption
  • youth offending
  • high quality of apply
  • service redesign

Contact particulars

Contact: Alison Smailes or Claire Woodcock

Electronic mail: [email protected]

Hartlepool

Areas

The native authority relies within the north-east.

They’re obtainable to assist native authorities in:

  • the north-east
  • Yorkshire and the Humber

Introduction

Regulated companies in Hartlepool have persistently been judged nearly as good in all classes and excellent in care leavers.

We’re relentlessly focussed on ensuring that everybody has the talents, sources, information and experience to do their job to the very best of their capacity. We’re decided to provide our kids and younger individuals, households and carers the very best experiences doable with extra aspiration, hope and confidence to chase their ambition.

Our work with susceptible kids means we now have lots to supply native authorities on their enchancment journey.

Areas of assist and experience

We are able to present assist to native authorities on:

  • efficient multi-agency determination making by way of built-in entrance door preparations
  • delivering constant good high quality relationship based mostly systemic social work utilizing skilled judgement throughout kids in want, safeguarding, kids in care and care leavers
  • growing a powerful and secure workforce that prioritises the well being and wellbeing of employees and celebrates prime quality apply
  • embedding efficiency administration and high quality assurance to offer clear insights into the standard of front-line apply
  • evidencing enchancment by way of efficiency knowledge and repair person suggestions on:
    • the effectiveness of intervention
    • high quality assurance
    • employees morale, confidence and using skilled judgement
  • efficient social work interventions with kids, so that they obtain the fitting assist on the proper time

Contact particulars

Contact: Sally Robinson, Director of Youngsters’s and Joint Commissioning Providers

Electronic mail: [email protected]

Phone: 01429 523 910

Contact: Jane Younger, Assistant Director, Youngsters and Households

Electronic mail: [email protected]

Phone: 01429 523 957

Hertfordshire

Areas

The native authority relies within the East of England.

They’re obtainable to assist native authorities in any area.

Introduction

Hertfordshire County Council has developed Household Safeguarding, a strengths-based, complete household strategy to little one safety, utilizing motivational interviewing. This strategy brings collectively all professionals working with a household in a single multi-disciplinary staff with the purpose of preserving extra kids safely at house with their households.

Unbiased evaluations have proven that in every authority the place this mannequin has been carried out, there have been vital reductions in:

  • the variety of kids getting into care and being the topic of kid safety plans
  • police callouts in relation to home abuse repeat victimisation
  • unplanned psychological well being contacts

Areas of assist and experience

We are able to present assist to native authorities on:

  • doing a peer evaluation of kids’s companies throughout complete service pathway, and wider partnership preparations
  • offering a extra detailed diagnostic evaluation of potential household safeguarding adopters
  • calculating and analysing the prices and advantages of organising this mannequin
  • partaking with strategic leaders, companions, and elected members to assist the case for change, together with attending occasions
  • teaching and mentoring for senior leaders and for apply leads
  • making a apply improvement programme providing a complete studying and improvement curriculum
  • offering tradition change workshops throughout kids’s companies, and with partnership leaders, to concentrate on altering how we work with households
  • offering studying workshops to assist managers to guide multi-disciplinary groups and use group supervision successfully
  • producing analysis studies and efficiency dashboard based mostly on analysis and final result measures
  • the necessities wanted to implement the IT workbook

Contact particulars

Electronic mail: [email protected]

Islington

Areas

The native authority relies in London.

They’re obtainable to assist native authorities in:

Introduction

We need to work collaboratively, share studying and reply to want with a spread of actions, to assist enhance apply and outcomes to kids and households.

Alongside coaching and training to embed new apply and tradition in any respect ranges of kids’s companies, we use a technique for ‘complete techniques transformation’ to:

  • enhance the situations for apply, supervision and management
  • encourage a superb use of information
  • scale back forms and caseloads
  • work successfully with companions

Areas of assist and experience

We are able to present assist to native authorities on:

  • partaking with different native authorities and constructing trusting relationships
  • guaranteeing efficient safeguarding
  • growing robust senior management by offering peer assist to senior leaders and management coaching to center managers
  • utilizing knowledge to enhance apply and outcomes to kids
  • growing apply fashions together with the statement and training of managers to enhance apply
  • service critiques
  • complete techniques change to assist apply and scale back forms
  • making a reunification framework to evaluate kids and younger individuals in care returning house to household

Contact particulars

Contact: Laura Eden, Director of Safeguarding and Household Assist

Electronic mail: [email protected]

Contact: Chrissie Gregory, Companions in Apply Supervisor

Electronic mail: [email protected]

Leeds

Areas coated

The native authority relies in Yorkshire and the Humber.

They’re obtainable to assist native authorities in any area.

Introduction

Leeds is the second largest metropolitan district within the UK with roughly 180,000 kids and younger individuals.

By adjustments in management and apply, we now have efficiently carried out tradition and complete system change which focuses on enhancing outcomes for youngsters, younger individuals and their households. On the coronary heart of this transformation has been:

  • restorative and relational approaches
  • the event of a kid pleasant metropolis
  • a citywide dedication to be the very best space for youngsters to develop up

Areas of assist and experience

We are able to present assist to native authorities on:

  • relational and restorative approaches to enchancment throughout kids’s companies and partnerships
  • management and administration improvement for strategic, center and family-facing managers
  • approaches to high quality assurance, studying and efficiency
  • Early Assist
  • Entrance Door preparations
  • recruitment and retention
  • growing your workforce
  • organisational buildings and redesign
  • household group conferencing
  • fostering and kinship care
  • getting suggestions from kids, younger individuals and households
  • ‘little one pleasant metropolis’ initiatives
  • growing motion studying units, workshops and coaching classes
  • mentoring
  • service space diagnostics

Contact particulars

Contact: John Maynard, SFPC Strategic Lead

Electronic mail: [email protected]

Lincolnshire

Areas

The native authority relies within the East Midlands.

They’re obtainable to assist native authorities in:

  • East Midlands
  • West Midlands
  • Yorkshire and the Humber
  • East of England

Introduction

Lincolnshire kids’s companies are formidable and future targeted with a confirmed observe file of working with accomplice authorities for the profitable implementation of transformative change. We’re recognised for our insightful, extremely motivated and intensely child-centred senior management staff and workforce.

We champion steady service-wide improvement, innovation and collaborative working with communities and different companies for service redesign to enhance kids’s experiences and outcomes.

Areas of assist and experience

We are able to present assist to native authorities on:

  • figuring out strategic challenges and options utilizing restorative apply, reflective considering, suggestions, studying and assist
  • establishing high quality and efficiency benchmarks by way of knowledge evaluation, case audits, and evaluation of care pathways
  • conducting inspection readiness or service critiques to evaluate present strengths, challenges and alternatives for enchancment
  • growing a studying and enchancment plan and efficiency administration framework
  • growing a core set of administration instruments together with efficiency knowledge units, a casework audit programme, and a high quality assurance framework utilizing Lincolnshire methodology
  • growing workforce improvement, and recruitment and retention plans
  • establishing apply and innovation teams
  • good apply for companies together with:
    • Entrance Door
    • early assist
    • Fringe of Care
    • early years
    • household group conferencing
    • adoption and permanency planning
    • kinship care
    • college enchancment
    • kids in care transformation
  • improvement and recruitment
  • strong monetary modelling
  • authorized companies

Contact particulars

Contact: Sarah Nardone, Head of Service, Sector Led Enchancment Lead

Electronic mail: [email protected]

Contact: Tracey Robinson, Sector Led Enchancment Programme Supervisor

Electronic mail: [email protected]

North Tyneside

Areas

The native authority relies within the north-east.

They’re obtainable to assist native authorities in any area.

Introduction

The well being, security and wellbeing of kids and younger individuals is on the very coronary heart of North Tyneside Council, and we’re delighted our kids’s companies had been rated ‘excellent’ by Ofsted in 2020, adopted by ‘excellent’ for our youth justice service in 2021.

As a nationwide chief in kids’s companies, we’re well-placed to assist different native authorities enhance their technique and supply of kids’s companies and, most crucially, outcomes for youngsters and younger individuals.

Areas of assist and experience

We are able to present assist to native authorities on:

  • growing your workforce
  • Entrance Door
  • early assist
  • creating apply fashions
  • placement administration
  • planning and efficiency administration
  • studying critiques and occasions
  • diagnostics
  • planning and redesigning workshops
  • enchancment planning
  • peer assist and motion studying
  • planning case administration system alignment
  • doing thematic audits and enchancment testing

Contact particulars

Contact: Kirsty Parsons, Senior Enchancment Supervisor

Electronic mail: [email protected]

North Yorkshire

Areas

The native authority relies in Yorkshire and the Humber.

They’re obtainable to assist native authorities within the:

  • north-west
  • north-east
  • East of England
  • East Midlands
  • West Midlands

Introduction

North Yorkshire’s kids’s companies are ‘excellent’ in all areas. Utilizing our expertise of working with different native authorities we’re in a position to present efficient assist and steering throughout a spread of companies, together with:

  • apply enchancment
  • strategic imaginative and prescient and planning
  • service effectivity and design

Areas of assist and experience

We are able to present assist to native authorities on:

  • tailor-made critiques and complete system diagnostics
  • growing a relational apply tradition
  • enterprise intelligence together with price range monitoring and evidencing the impression
  • growing trauma knowledgeable practices and approaches
  • danger administration approaches for complicated adolescents
  • efficient partnership engagement and dealing
  • high quality of apply framework and approaches, together with case critiques and inner audit assist
  • Fringe of Care together with preventative methods
  • growing and operating an excellent ‘Entrance Door’ service, and profitable multi-agency working
  • creating residential and fringe of care companies with embedded specialist roles similar to police, scientific psychologist and speech and language therapists
  • evaluation and assist to make adjustments inside your fostering service
  • growing a leaving care service to assist younger individuals into maturity
  • reviewing Digital Colleges preparations to establish strengths and areas for efficient provision
  • restorative apply approaches

Contact particulars

Electronic mail: [email protected]

Salford

Areas

The native authority relies within the north-west.

They’re obtainable to assist native authorities within the:

  • north-west
  • north-east
  • West Midlands

Introduction

Salford Metropolis Council has had a grading of ‘good’ on its 2 most up-to-date Ofsted inspections and is recognised as a price led thought chief in kids’s companies.

Innovation and transformation are supported by a secure collaborative political and company management which embraces systemic organisational and accomplice change.

Areas of assist and experience

We are able to present assist to native authorities on:

  • the sting of care and placement instability
  • complicated safeguarding and contextual safeguarding
  • threats to life
  • growing younger particular person’s plans (an equal to a toddler safety plan)
  • decreasing the necessity for little one safety plans
  • home abuse together with coaching and power kits
  • decreasing recurrent care proceedings
  • growing your strategy and evaluation to neglect
  • the discharge of care orders
  • efficiency administration
  • high quality assurance
  • decreasing commissioned placements by way of robust governance
  • teaching assist

Contact particulars

Contact: Sayma Khan, Head of Service Innovation and Transformation

Electronic mail: [email protected]

South Tyneside

Areas coated

The native authority relies within the north-east.

They’re obtainable to assist native authorities in any area.

Introduction

We’re formidable for our kids, younger individuals and households, and passionate concerning the position of expert social work in enabling change.

We work inside a strengths based mostly apply mannequin, with a concentrate on kids and households lived expertise. Our enchancment strategy is rooted in a tradition of proof based mostly problem and assist, from entrance line practitioners although to our lead member.

Areas of assist and experience

We are able to present assist to native authorities on:

Contact particulars

Contact: Anthony Newham, Mission Officer

Phone: 01914 246 252

Electronic mail: [email protected]

Stockport

Areas coated

The native authority relies within the north-west.

They’re obtainable to assist native authorities in any area.

Introduction

Stockport delivers persistently robust social work apply by way of an awarding profitable and progressive mannequin of Stockport Household. Our mannequin of supply is built-in companies throughout well being, training, and youngsters’s social care, positioned based mostly working, underpinned by restorative and systemic apply.

Since being awarded Associate in Apply standing in 2018, Stockport Council has labored to assist greater than 10 native authorities in want of assist to enhance the standard of companies and social work apply for youngsters and households with robust proof of impression and improved outcomes following Ofsted inspections.

Areas of assist and experience

We are able to present assist to native authorities on:

  • complete system restructure in direction of built-in working with well being and training companies working in localities
  • constructing a staff across the college innovation with social staff embedded in colleges to offer earlier assist and scale back demand
  • entrance door and multi-agency safeguarding and assist
  • early assist
  • workforce improvement supply
  • sorted kids and fringe of care companies together with sufficiency, commissioning, and residential, household, and foster placements
  • care leaver supply
  • excessive danger home abuse, complicated and contextual safeguarding
  • high quality assurance framework and apply enchancment
  • restorative apply
  • peer critiques together with diagnostic and audit exercise on a spread of apply areas
  • early permanence, pre-proceedings and court docket work

Contact particulars

Contact: Rebecca Key, Interim Director of Operations and Principal Social Employee, Stockport Household

Phone: 07800 618 771

Electronic mail: [email protected]

Telford and Wrekin

Areas

The native authority relies within the West Midlands.

They’re obtainable to assist native authorities within the:

  • East Midlands
  • north-west
  • West Midlands

Introduction

Telford and Wrekin’s kids’s companies have gone from ‘requires enchancment’ in 2016 to the 2020 inspection the place we had been judged to be ‘excellent’ .

We concentrate on the event and wellbeing of our workforce and delivering the very best assist we will to kids, younger individuals and households throughout the borough.

Areas of assist and experience

We are able to present assist to native authorities on:

  • diagnostics and peer critiques
  • sharing fashions, good apply and studying on a spread of themes similar to:
    • the response to kids going through dangers exterior of the household
    • working immediately with kids
    • leaving care companies
    • approaches to parenting assessments
  • growing methods and plans
  • coverage and process critiques
  • knowledge and efficiency evaluation
  • recruitment and retention planning
  • workforce improvement and supply
  • management and administration assist together with teaching and mentoring

Contact particulars

Contact: Laura Moore, Service Supply Supervisor

Phone: 01951 385 658

Electronic mail: [email protected]

Warrington

Areas

The native authority relies within the north-west.

They’re obtainable to assist native authorities in any area.

Introduction

Warrington Borough Council are an outward wanting native authority, with a properly embedded studying tradition. Leaders embrace purposeful innovation and continuous enchancment.

In 2019, we launched a systemic apply mannequin and in 2021 we established our Systemic Apply Hub which helps social staff by way of reflective conversations, systemic household work and coaching to additional embed the mannequin. Now we have supported different authorities on their very own enchancment journeys.

Areas of assist and experience

We are able to present assist to native authorities on:

  • launching and embedding a systemic apply mannequin
  • workforce improvement together with:
    • introduction coaching
    • direct work instruments
    • abilities classes
  • growing a high quality assurance framework together with:
    • peer critiques regarding particular apply areas
    • apply audits and deep dive case critiques
    • evaluation and proposals plus impression of a change
  • circle of change – a specialist course of developed by Warrington with a view to enhancing household inclusion in planning conferences
  • enhancing partnership working and relationships
  • bespoke kids’s social care apply and processes for instance:
    • care orders at house
    • No Fallacious Door
    • Lacking From Residence

Contact particulars

Contact: Tania Younger, Youngsters’s Social Care Programme Supervisor

Electronic mail: [email protected]

Phone: 01925 442 520

Contact: Alex Woods, Principal Social Employee

Electronic mail: [email protected]

Wiltshire

Areas coated

The native authority relies within the south-west.

They’re obtainable to assist native authorities in:

  • the East Midlands
  • London
  • the south-east
  • the south-west
  • the West Midlands

Introduction

Now we have a concentrate on continued enchancment which has seen us go from insufficient to good. The result that we obtain for our households and youngsters is our single most essential efficiency measure.

Efficient high quality assurance, a transparent line of sight and correct information of self, have all been key to our enchancment journey.

Areas of assist and experience

We are able to present assist to native authorities on:

  • planning a service diagnostic and auditing schedule to establish areas they should enhance
  • utilizing key efficiency knowledge (together with regional and nationwide benchmarking) and relating it to apply themes and tradition throughout the native authority’s organisation
  • creating a transparent plan of assist, with outcomes and timescales
  • getting suggestions from kids, younger individuals, their dad or mum’s and carers by way of focus teams and direct contact so we now have a 360 view
  • teaching and mentoring to develop management in any respect factors within the organisation
  • the analysis and improvement of high quality assurance frameworks, knowledge units, efficiency monitoring and workforce improvement plans
  • growing early intervention initiatives to supply households the fitting assist on the proper time and scale back the necessity for statutory intervention and entry into social care
  • redesigning companies together with:
    • Early Assist Built-in Entrance Door and MASH
    • CIN
    • safeguarding
    • contextual safeguarding
    • Public Regulation Define

Contact particulars

Contact: Netty Lee, Head of Sector Led Enchancment

Electronic mail: [email protected]

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