A brief summary of the main headlines and highlights for this week are shown below. Any tools, templates or documents needed for the actions required are provided here also. If you would like to know more about these workstreams or the others in the Programme, click on the main section icons shown above. At SESLIP we are always on the look-out for good ideas that might be better implemented regionally rather than locally. If you have any suggestions, please contact Richard Tyndall, SESLI Programme Manager. Our Regional Improvement Plan for 2019-20 can be found here.
UPDATE NO 353 24 May 2019
Reminders from previous weeks
Tools & Templates
We have produced a Regional Improvement Plan which will underpin activities in 2019-20.
Chief Executives’ “must know” for Children’s Services. Published by LGA, this has been shaped by chief executives who are either former directors of children’s services or for other reasons have been closely associated with leading improvement journeys in council children’s services.
Unexplained pupil exits from schools: A growing problem? The Education Policy Institute (EPI) has published the most comprehensive analysis to date using over a decade’s worth of Department for Education data.
All Party Parliamentary Inquiry into Youth Work – report published April 2019
DfE’s Elective Home Education guidance for local authorities was updated on 2 April
Contextual Safeguarding Implementation Toolkit – This is a really useful free online resource that includes practical resources and tools focusing on: Referral and screening; Assessment; Planning and review; Support and interventions; Monitoring and evaluation; Policy development
Ofsted has published detailed figures revealing the scale of the problem with suspected illegal schools in England.
A councillor’s workbook on engaging with young people has been designed as a learning aid for councillors to assist them with the effective engagement of young people and the organisations representing them within their ward. The workbook provides some signposting and ideas around the engagement of young people rather than it being a step by step guide as such. More information at the LGA web page for this project
Skipping School Invisible Children – How children disappear from England’s Schools A report by The Children’s Commissioner
The ‘evidence store’, from the government-funded What Works Centre for Children’s Social Care, so far contains systematic reviews of 11 programmes including family drug and alcohol courts, solution focused brief therapy and kinship care. it can be found here
The MoC area of the Seslip website now includes the latest versions of key documents, including the: