UPDATE NO 484 17 December 2021

Newsletters 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 […]

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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 2021-2022 (October 2021) can be found here

UPDATE NO 484 17 December 2021

Programme:

Staff College – Secondment Opportunity

Update:

The Staff College is advertising a flexible secondment opportunity for a programme facilitator/trainer focusing on anti-racist, anti-discriminatory leadership and equality, diversity, inclusion and equity (EDIE).

Action Required:

More details about the secondment opportunity are here. The deadline for submissions is 14th January 2022. We are open-minded about the professional/organisational background of the individual. If you would like a conversation about this role, please contact david.tilbrook@thestaffcollege.uk

Programme:

SESLIP Freelance Consultant Approved List now open

Update:

On Monday 13 December 2021, ESCC advertised the SESLIP Freelance Consultant Approved ListPlease address all enquiries about this opportunity to Richard Tyndall, Programme Manager (details below)

Action Required:

Freelance consultants interested in seeking work with the SESLI Programme should consult the advertisement now live on the SE Shared Services eSourcing Portal.

Programme:

The Staff College Women in Leadership Programme

Update:

The Staff College Women In Leadership Programme has been designed to be a safe space for women to discuss the unique set of challenges they face when progressing into senior leadership positions. 

Action Required:

Book here for cohorts starting on 4 May (Birmingham) and 11 October (London).  For more information contact Ellie Bevis (details below).

Programme:

Coram Incubator National Survey – closes 21 January 2022

Update:

Coram-i’s Coram Innovation Incubator (CII) is conducting its second National Survey, assessing the state of innovation in children’s services.

Action Required:

Coram-i would be very grateful if you could compete this survey, which is accessible via this link, by Friday 21 January 2022.

If you have any questions about the survey or the CII, please email innovation@coram.org.uk

Reminders from previous weeks

Programme:

Future dates for network meetings

Update:

Lead Members Group: Expert Workshop #5: Mental Health Services for CYP. Fri 4 February 10:00. More information from Alison Michalska (contact details below)

Data Benchmarking: More information from Alastair Lee (contact details below)

Adoption and Special Guardianship Leadership Board: More information from Rebecca Eligon (contact details below)

Action Required:

AD EducationFriday 4 February – 10.00am. More information from Chris Owen (contact details below)

AD Safeguarding: Friday 11 March 2022. More information from Mark Evans (contact details below)

QA Network: Thursday 6 January 2022. 2pm – 5pm. The meeting will consider performance of health and dental assessments for Children looked after. More information from Amanda Meadows (contact details below)

Fostering Network: More information from Rebecca Eligon (contact details below)

SEND SE19: 25 January 2022 (LAs only) more information from Tracey Maytas (contact details below)

Programme:

Afghanistan resettlement education grant

Update:

On 3 December 2021, DfE announced Afghanistan Resettlement Education Grant for seven authorities in the south east totalling £1,193,883.

Action Required:

The LAs concerned are Hampshire, Kent, Milton Keynes, Oxfordshire, Southampton, Surrey and West Berkshire.

Programme:

Covid-19 How Local Authorities Have Adapted Social Work Practice

Update:

On 2 December 2021, What Works for Children’s Social Care (WWCSC) and the Early Intervention Foundation (EIF) published a report looking at how children’s services in England adapted in response to the pandemic

Action Required:

The COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent lockdown raised large concerns over how social workers would be able to still deliver the support needed for the families they work with. This COVID-19 Report looks at six of the initiatives rapidly implemented by local authorities’ children’s services to adapt their practice in response to Covid-19.

The interim report is here. The full report is here

Programme:

Ofsted Annual Report 2020-2021

Update:

On 7 December 2021, Ofsted published its Annual Report for 2020-2021

Action Required:

The report presents findings for the areas Ofsted inspects in early years childcare, schools, further education and skills and social care.

The full report is here

Tools & Templates

We have produced a Regional Improvement Plan (October 2021) which will underpin activities in 2021-2022 

Elective Home Education survey published by ADCS on 24 November 2021

Children looked after in England including adoption: 2020 to 2021. published by DfE on 18 November 2021

Mental health care of children and young people during the COVID-19 pandemic published by CQC 17 November 2021

Judicial Review of Portsmouth’s EHE policy and procedures [2021] EWHC 3057 (Admin) published by the High Court on 16 November 2021

Using Pupil Premium Effectively published by EEF on 5 November 2021

Social care common inspection framework review: Consultation closes 24 January 2022 published by Ofsted on 2 November 2021

Characteristics of Children in Need 2020-2021 published by DfE 28 October 2021

School Funding published by the Public Accounts Committee on 22 October 2021

Support for Care Leavers published by the House of Commons Library on 20 October 2021

Using pupil premium: guidance for school leaders published by DfE on 18 Ocotober 2021

Levelling up: Five questions about what the government means by the phrase published by the Institute for Government on 22 September

Guidance on the Child House model of support published by DfE on 13 September 2021 

Health needs assessment for people living with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) published by DHSC on 9 September 2021

Proposed CPD increase consultation response published by Social Work England on 3 September 2021

School-led tutoring grant published by DfE on 2 September 2021

Guidance on the trial to extend powers of the SEND tribunal published by DfE on 1 September 2021 

National Adoption Strategy published by DfE on 26 July 2021

Tackling violence against women and girls strategy published by DfE on 21 July 2021

Strengthening Home Education published by the House of Commons Education Select Committee on 21 July 2021

National funding formula tables for schools and high needs: 2022 to 2023 published by DfE 19 July 2021

KCSIE 2021 published by DfE 6 July 2021 and NSPCC CASPAR Briefing explaining the changes

The MoC area of the Seslip website now includes proposals for its relaunch on 1 April 2022.

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

The Staff College Assistant Operations Manager: Ellie Bevis (The Staff College)

ellie.bevis@thestaffcollege.uk

0161 729 1065

NHS (SE) CYP mental health: Gavin Lockhart (NHS England (South East))

gavin.lockhart1@nhs.net

07879 488307

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