Lancashire County Council has commissioned Peopletoo Consultants to develop the Multi-Agency Early Help outcomes framework that will evidence our partnership contribution and ensure we accurately capture the difference we are making to children, young people and their families. Therefore your support is crucial in capturing the true picture of our strengths, gaps and partnership working.

 

Please find attached details of some up and coming engagement events for partners; the purpose of the events is

 

  • Agreeing our shared vision for effective Early Help to children and families
  • Identifying the problem we are trying to solve
  • Identifying where we all contribute to Multi-Agency Early Help within the Continuum of Need
  • Sharing the challenges partners face holding cases at the lowest level of intervention
  • Identifying the opportunities for improved partnership working

 

The events will also provide an opportunity to:

 

  • Discuss the types of support you feel you need to enable you to hold cases at the lowest level of intervention possible which is safe
  • Agree what success would look like including proposal for an outcomes framework which will help us measure progress.

 

Can I please encourage all partners to book on either the strategic or operational engagement events depending on your role, the links are embedded in the attachment and also ask that you consider people in your wider team attending to ensure your service and views are represented at all levels.  This is a real opportunity to shape the future of how services work together for the future of our families and communities.

 

Our Vision

Shaping the future of Early Help

Children, young people and their families are safe, healthy and achieve their full potential.

Weekly update: Friday 20th September Coming next

  • Our Partnership Officers will be arranging to meet with you to find out what happens in your local areas for children, young people and families.
  • Peopletoo will be meeting with key partners including Health (CCGs) and the Police to listen to views about how you currently contribute to Early Help, what works well, and where the challenges are.
  • Initial findings will be developed in the coming weeks.
  • Peopletoo will also be analysing demand and outcome data and researching how schools, Police and voluntary groups in areas outside Lancashire are making a difference to children’s lives.

 

Progress

  • The Children and Families Partnership have commissioned support from Peopletoo who are specialists in helping partners work together to deliver sustainable outcomes.
  • The Peopletoo team met with senior leaders in the County Council who have agreed the timetable and activities for their twelve week plan.
  • The team is now working with partners to create a new multi agency model for Early Help in Lancashire.
  • Six engagement meetings across Lancashire are now planned with partners to agree the Early Help outcomes we all want to achieve for children, young people and families.

 

Actions

October engagement event invitations have been shared with all multi- agency partners as follows:

  • Strategic engagement
  • 1st October and
  • 4th November, Preston

 

  • Operational engagement
  • 3rd October, Burnley
  • 8th October, Preston
  • 10th October, Morecambe

Please can all managers working across the Children’s sector share this message and help recruit colleagues to our events to help make them a success.

 

Coming next

  • Our Partnership Officers will be arranging to meet with you to find out what happens in your local areas for children, young people and families.
  • Peopletoo will be meeting with key partners including Health (CCGs) and the Police to listen to views about how you currently contribute to Early Help, what works well, and where the challenges are.
  • Initial findings will be developed in the coming weeks.
  • Peopletoo will also be analysing demand and outcome data and researching how schools, Police and voluntary groups in areas outside Lancashire are making a difference to children’s lives.