UPDATE NO 457 11 June 2021

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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 (details below). 

Our Regional Improvement Plan for 2020-2021 can be found here.

UPDATE NO 457 11 June 2021

Programme:

DfE Project Phase 2: Provider consultation

Update:

Rosemary Perry, project manager, (contact details below) writes

“Phase 2 of the project reached a critical milestone, with the publication of our second market notice on Monday 7 June, seeking to meet with providers to explore the possibility of working together more closely to co-design and co-produce services. Initially, looking at the possibility to develop 25-30 new residential placements for children aged between approximately 10-16. The placements need to be physically located within the local authority areas and could be new, already existing placements or a combination of both options, with either one or several providers 

“Here is the link to the dedicated page on the SESLIP website.

Action Required:

“The information pack hosted on the SESLIP website includes a film, introduced by Lucy Butler and including Independent Children’s Homes Association Chief Executive, Peter Sandiford and Vanessa Fowler, Deputy Director Specialist Commissioning, NHSE; a written specification and an on-line survey.  Providers are being given the opportunity to book 121 sessions with members of the project team and participating LAs (West Sussex, Kent and Portsmouth) over the coming weeks to discuss the themes in more detail.  The notice is also live on WSCCs Linked-In pages and through Twitter. A further market notification will be issued later in the summer, taking on board the feedback from this consultation.

“We have been delighted with the level of response so far, and would be delighted to hear from more providers.”

 

Programme:

Ofsted review of sexual abuse in schools and colleges

Update:

On 10 June 2021, Ofsted published its Review of sexual abuse in schools and colleges

Action Required:

Please refer to the full report for the list of recommendations 

Reminders from previous weeks

Programme:

Future dates for network meetings

Update:

Lead Members Group: Friday 2 July 2021. More information from Alison Michalska (contact details below)

Data Benchmarking: Tuesday 13 July 2021. More information from Alastair Lee (contact details below)

Adoption and Special Guardianship Leadership Board: Tuesday 13 July 2021. More information from Rebecca Eligon (contact details below)

Action Required:

AD EducationFriday 18 June  – 10.30am. More information from Chris Owen (contact details below)

AD Safeguarding: Friday 10 September 2021. More information from Mark Evans (contact details below)

QA Network: More information from Amanda Meadows (contact details below)

Fostering Network: 10.30am 19 July 2021. More information from Rebecca Eligon (contact details below)

SEND SE19: More information from Tracey Maytas (contact details below)

Programme:

COVID-19: Support for children’s education – report of the HoC Public Accounts Committee

Update:

On 20 May 2021, the House of Commons Public Accounts Committee published COVID-19: Support for children’s education, a critical report about the poor performance of the DfE throughout the covid-19 pandemic. 

Action Required:

Report recommendations include the DfE to work with DHSC to address the needs of CYP with SEND, including no longer postponing the SEND Review, and work with DCSs to understand the recovery needs of vulnerable CYP. 

The full report is here

Programme:

Alternative Provision Innovation Fund – DfE Evaluation Report

Update:

On 21 May 2021, DfE published an independent evaluation of the alternative provision innovation fund launched in March 2018 to improve outcomes for children in alternative provision.This research was commissioned Ecorys and Dr Lousie Gazeley of the University of Sussex to conduct an independent evaluation of the 9 innovation projects that were supported by the alternative provision innovation fund (APIF).

Action Required:

One of the 9 projects was The Turnaround Project (Portsmouth Education Partnership) which aims to improve the attainment and reintegration of YP in Key Stage Three in particular. It combines short-term AP placements with mentoring when the YP returns to mainstream school. Mentors also support the wider family. 

The full report is here.

Tools & Templates

We have produced a Regional Improvement Plan which will underpin activities in 2020-2021

Review of sexual abuse in schools and colleges published by Ofsted 10 June 2021

Evaluation of the Alternative Provision Innovation Fund (APIF) published by DfE 21 May 2021

COVID-19: Support for children’s education published by the HoC Public Accounts Committee 20 May 2021

Ofsted Parents Annual Survey 2021 – published 10 May 2021

New School Admission Code for September 2021 published by DfE 13 May 2021

Education staff wellbeing charter published by DfE 10 May 2021

Area SEND inspections and outcomes in England as at 31 March 2021 published by Ofsted 7 May 2021

Curriculum progression: what it means to get better at science published by Ofsted 29 April 2021

Looked after children: out of area, unregulated and unregistered accommodation (England) published by the House of Commons library 13 April 2021

High needs provision capital allocations published by DfE on 9 April 2021

Clinical Review and Practice Guide for Children in Care’s Emotional/Mental Health Needs published by NHS SE 9 April 2021

It feels as though my third child doesn’t matter published by CPAG and others  7 April 2021

The road not taken: drivers of course selection published by the Social Mobility Commission 30 March 2021

UNSAFE CHILDREN – Driving up our country’s response to child sexual abuse and exploitation  published by Centre for Social Justice on 28 March 2021

Refuge and Risk Report – Life Online for Vulnerable Young People published by internet matters.org on 27 March 2021

Improving families’ lives: annual report of the Troubled Families Programme 2020 to 2021 published by DfE 26 March 202

Life Online for Vulnerable Young People published by internet matters.org 26 March 2021

News story about the restart of Area SEND re-visits and full inspections published by Ofsted 19 March 2021

Perplexing Presentations and Fabricated of Induced Illness guidance published by RCPCH on 12 March 2021

Phase 7 of ADCS Safeguarding Pressures published by ADCS on 24 February 2021

SEND Inspection Preparation: Self Evaluation Framework Peer Review Guidance

The MoC area of the Seslip website now includes the latest versions of key documents, including the:

Contact Details

Data and Information Manager: Luke Ede (East Sussex)

luke.ede@eastsussex.gov.uk

07925 148597

LGA Children’s Improvement Adviser: Alison Michalska (South East Sector-Led Improvement Programme)

alisonmichalska@icloud.com

07920 727626

Children’s Services Performance Manager, Convener Of SE Quality Assurance Network: Amanda Meadows (Hampshire)

Amanda.meadows@hants.gov.uk

03707 794752

Education Network: Chris Owen (South East Sector-Led Improvement Programme)

chris@bright-spark.net

07825 862330

SESLIP Education Data Group Lead: Daryl Perilli (Brighton and Hove)

Daryl.Perilli@brighton-hove.gov.uk

South East Grid for Learning – Consortium Manager: Krista Pickering (South East Sector-Led Improvement Programme)

krista.pickering@segfl.org.uk

07872 014083

SESLIP Consultant: Isabelle Gregory (South East Sector-Led Improvement Programme)

isabelle@firstcareconsultancy.co.uk

07931 586784

CSC Workforce, PSW and AD Safeguarding Network Lead: Mark Evans (South East Sector-Led Improvement Programme)

Mark@markevansconsulting.co.uk

07803 147072

Adoption; Fostering; Kinship and Early Help Regional Networks: Rebecca Eligon (South East Sector-Led Improvement Programme)

rebeccaeligon@gmail.com

07944 996219

SESLI Programme Manager: Richard Tyndall (South East Sector-Led Improvement Programme)

richard.tyndall@richardtyndall.co.uk

07880 787007

S.E. Region SEND Network Programme Co-ordinator: Sheelagh Sullivan (South East Sector-Led Improvement Programme)

sheelagh.sullivan@outlook.com