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 365 09 August 2019
Reminders from previous weeks
Tools & Templates
We have produced a Regional Improvement Plan which will underpin activities in 2019-20.
A report by the Department for Education, Evaluation of regional adoption agencies
The Tackling Child Exploitation (TCE) Support Programme led by Research in Practice with The Children’s Society and University of Bedfordshire is appointed by the DfE to deliver a programme to tackle child exploitation. Over the next three years, every local authority area will be able to apply for ‘Bespoke Support’. More information here and here.
Children and young people’s advocacy in England – a report by the Children’s Commissioner
The recent AD Safeguarding Network meeting highlighted the following links:
New service models (e.g. Family Safeguarding, No wrong front door etc) Family Safeguarding Hertfordshire; No Wrong Door Evaluation; Social Care Commentary on Using Models of Practice; Ofsted Checklist for Implementing Models.
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. DfE’s Elective Home Education guidance for local authorities was updated on 2 April. Ofsted has published detailed figures revealing the scale of the problem with suspected illegal schools in England.
The MoC area of the Seslip website now includes the latest versions of key documents, including the: