Integrated Services for Kirkby and the CAF Agenda: • Introduction and context • Aims of ISK • How the CAF fits in? • Why we chose Kirkby • Findings • The emerging model • The mutual benefits • Discussion. Context - what is targeted youth support? TYS deliver services to young people with tier 2 & 3 needs and supports universal services in early interventions and accesses specialist tier 4 services Specialist services Tier 4 Tier 2 & 3 Tier 1 Targeted support for those hidden from services Targeted support for those receiving services Preventative services for under 13s Targeted services Early intervention and prevention for over 13s Universal services Aims of ISK – what are we trying to achieve? • Improve access to multi-agency services • Enable services to work together better • Establish protocols for early intervention and co-ordination of provision • Improve services through effective participation • Improve quality and quantity of service provision • Complement other initiatives • Provide a “one stop” access model. How does the CAF fit in? • Youth Matters vision for tackling complex additional needs through targeted youth support: – Early identification (CAF) – Simple processes (one story, told once) – Effective co-ordination (lead professional) – Safe and accessible settings (locality focus, driven by young people) – Swift and easy referral (extended services agenda). – We see the CAF as more than a form – it is a vehicle for change and multi agency working, and it can influence the design of services. Why we chose Kirkby • Higher than average rates of teenage pregnancy • Higher than average rates of permanent exclusion • Higher than average rates of truancy • Higher than average eligibility and take up for free school meals • Lower than average attainment at Key Stages 3 and 4. • Kirkby was also one of our CAF Pilot Projects Findings – what were the emerging themes? • Work to strengths and recognise current good practice • Improved communication and shared language • Increase awareness of the network of people who share the same concerns • Find solutions not more problems • Make progress with some quick wins • Find a local model for working which builds trust and encourages sharing • Recognise that this is a continuum. The Virtual Team Model Aligned Services Core Services Core Group Coordination of CAF The model in detail: • “Wrap around” services with the child/young person at the centre • Based around the family of schools • Operates within service boundaries, maximising skills, knowledge and experience without major structural change • Effective mix of prevention and intervention • Focus on early identification • Driven by a partnership of children, young people, families and practitioners • The model will drive the coordination of the CAF. Why the CAF and ISK are mutually beneficial: • The model relies on universal commitment, particularly to needs assessment • The Core Group’s coordinating role will ensure that the CAF is coordinated at the point closest to delivery • Using the families of schools model will provide a model which can be replicated – vital for roll out of the CAF in a large authority. • Discussion about the CAF has been the catalyst for much of the work of ISK – it’s a good vehicle for promoting change • We’ve been able to use the project to win hearts and minds at a critical time.