Date of next meeting: Change for Children Briefing & Workshop - 1 April 2011, 2.30 - 4.30pm, Oakwood House, Maidstone
Partnership Working in Kent - The Way Forward
Change for Children Team: please note that C4C business will be covered in a short meeting (2.00-2.20 pm) prior to the workshop which will start promptly at 2.30 pm.
• To give feedback on the final draft of Vision for Kent
• To give feedback and recommendations on the new partnership arrangements
• To share experiences from the development of LCT Boards
C4C Team Only
|Agree the C4C Annual Report, recommendations on the future of the group and presentation to the KCT Executive on 7 April.||All||14:00|
|Close and refreshments||.||14:20|
BRIEFING AND INTERACTIVE WORKSHOP
|1.||Welcome and introduction to session||Joy Ackroyd||14:30|
|2.||Vision for Kent |
• Overview of V4K strategy including the 3 Countywide Ambitions
• Why we need V4K
• Performance Management
• 3 Ambitions & the CYPP
|Jenny Dixon / Joy Ackroyd||14:35|
|3.|| Break Out Session 1: |
Group work with the C4C team and colleagues to seek their views as to:
• Whether the draft V4K strategy captures the needs of children
and young people;
• Whether the draft strategy is ambitious and also achievable
Feedback will contribute to the V4K formal consultation on the Vision for Kent.
|5.||New partnership arrangements |
• Update on the new partnership architecture
• The role of the Ambition Boards and Locality Boards
• Connection with the Kent Children’s Trust and Local Children’s
• The Strategic Review of the KCT structure
|Graeme Brown / Joy Ackroyd||15:40|
Breakout Session 2:
Feedback and recommendations for effective partnership working to share with the KCT and Kent Forum.
Working with the National Commissioning Support Programme (CSP) the Kent Children's Trust has undertaken a review of our commissioning and delivery arrangements at County and local levels. A report setting out purpose, methodology, key findings and decisons is available.
In Kent we need to build stronger commissioning arrangements that harness the ambition in our Children and Young Peoples Plan and shape new and improved integrated services that really make a positive difference.
A presentation outling the key points of the Change for Children programme is available for collegues to use within individual agencies
In December the KCT Board considered the key messages from the review and the main requirements from the Apprenticeship, Skills, Children and Learning Bill (ASCL) and committed to developing a long term Change for Children programme. The Board also agreed 7 key actions for 2010 to strengthen our partnership arrangements and address the more immediate issues arising from the review.
Action 1 - Re-establish the KCT Board as the lead body with responsibility for setting vision, agreeing the CYPP and championing improved outcomes through partnership working. Streamline the KCT substructure and clarify purpose and accountability.
Action 2 - Re-establish the KCT Executive Groupas a strategic commissioning group with devolved responsibility to drive forward improving outcomes on behalf of the KCT Board.
Action 3 - Develop and implement a children’s trust joint commissioning framework at strategic and local levels to ensure effective delivery of the CYPP priorities.
Action 4 - Reduce the number of LCSP Boards from 23 to 12 to ensure closer alignment with other partner agencies / groups. Strengthen accountability and clarify partnership resources to support the effective operation of the LCSP Boards. .
Action 5 - Work towards integrated local delivery teams to support universal and targeted services at the most local level.
Action 6 - Develop the new CYPP 2011-2013 focused on crosscutting high priorities in areas that will secure improved outcomes across the ECM framework with a particular focus on vulnerable groups and communities. .
Action 7 - Strengthen the KCT Communications Strategy to ensure consistent clear messages, to join up strategic and local levels and to ensure children’s trust development is clearly understood and recognised.