CAS slides - Community Action Southwark

Children,Young People &
Families forum
18 April 2013
Phil Mawhinney
Policy & Participation Officer
1. News & updates
1) ! Southwark council launching new Innovation
Fund for children & family services
• Wed 24 April, 1-5pm, Tooley Street
• CYPF services, including children with SEN
o Launch of Fund – criteria, dates etc.
o Personalisation workshop – to help orgs offer
and deliver services in new environment
• Booking essential! CAS website
2) Children & Young People’s Plan
• Refresh of the plan nearly done (subgroup
contribution Oct)
• Council currently identifying themes, priorities and
principles from 1,000 Journeys evidence
• Consultation late April/May
• Draft by May, Cabinet sign-off June
• Forum response to consultation?
• Workshop, by email, meeting with council?
3) Safeguarding – free training & new
government guidance
• Free council workshops, April to end of year
o E.g. new technology, emotional abuse, race/faith
• Book via My Learning Source
• Contact [email protected]
• E-safeguarding programme
• New statutory guidance, 15 April
• Working Together to Safeguard Children (DfE)
• Clarifies legal requirements. Responsibility of ALL
4) Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS)
• Replaces CRB checks.
• Website includes guidance on when to run a DBS check
• CAS training – Thurs 2 May, 2-4pm, Paul Winyard
(Volunteering England). Book on CAS website.
5) Children & Families Bill
• SEN, adoption, children in care, parent/adopter rights, flexible
• Published, going through parliament (Commons committee)
• Accepting written evidence:
2.The Troubled Families
programme in Southwark
Howard Jones, Strategic Project Lead
Southwark council
[email protected]
3. Sector Reps & Healthwatch
What will Reps do?
• Listen to the concerns, needs and strengths of the
sector, through attending subgroups and other
• Communicate these to the council and other
bodies via strategic partnerships.
• Inform the sector fully of key policy developments,
threats and opportunities.
Representation structure
Subgroups now ‘forums’
1. Children,Young People
& Families Forum
2. Adults Health &
Social Services Forum
e.g. Older people’s
partnership board
e.g. Children &
Families Trust
e.g.Troubled Families
e.g. Safeguarding
Children Board
Southwark Voice
25 Reps
Council-VCS Liaison Group
6-8 Reps
Themed Reps:
• From July – 2.5 hours, time dedicated to Reps
• What do you want at forums?
1. 60 min
2. 10 min
Council/CCG etc. updates, learning
Reps outline headlines from latest
strategic partnerships
3. 60 min
Attendees meet Reps in clusters to
hear report + discuss
concerns/issues etc.
4. 20 min Information + networking
2 hr 30 min
Know your Reps
Adult health & social care
Housing, communities, other
Safer Southwark Partnership (tbc)
Jacky Bourke-White
Older People's Partnership Board Ian Redding
Susan Underhill
Julie Corbett-Bird Housing Strategic Partnership working groups
Verinder Mander
Catherine Evans
Safeguarding Adults Partnership
Learning Disability Partnership
Lisa Greensill
Bella Campbell
Gordon McCullough
Health & Wellbeing Board
Verinder Mander
Carers' Strategic Forum is under
Mental Health Programme
Joan Baxter
Carol Nwosu
Management Group
Stephanie Correia
Sally Causer
Equalities Rep
Engagement & Patient
Andrew Rice
Experience Group
Eileen Conn
Communities Rep
Sharon Kitson
Rev Fred Osei Annin
Multi-Disciplinary Forum
Health (HIV) Rep
Phil Mawhinney
ProActive Southwark
(sports + physical activity)
Children, young people & families
Natalia Sali
Children & Families Trust
Carolyn Martin
Corporate Parenting Committee
Carolyn Martin
Safeguarding Children
Florence Emakpose Child Sexual Exploitation subgroup
Nicholas Okwulu
Communities Rep
Hazel Saunders
Gillian Reeve
Eilette Andrew-Thomas
Troubled Families
Schools Forum
Youth Rep
Conflict management and mediation on your board
Sat 20 April
10 – 4.30
Transformation Fund Launch & Personalisation
Wed 24 April
Influencing policy, influencing the council
Wed 1 May
9.30 – 12
Do you know about the changes to CRB checks?
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) explained
Thurs 2 May
Service-user involvement (Co-production) –
An opportunity to deliver real change
Wed 8 May
10 – 1.30
Date change!
Master class in Commissioning & Procurement
moved from 9 May to 4 June
Phil Mawhinney
Policy & Participation Officer, CAS
[email protected]
0207 358 7018

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