UPDATE NO 527 14 October 2022

Newsletters If you would like to know more about 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 […]

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If you would like to know more about 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 2022-2023 (July 2022) can be found here

If you would like to work for the programme, ESCC has advertised the SESLIP Freelance Consultant Approved ListPlease address all enquiries about this opportunity to Richard Tyndall (contact details below)

UPDATE NO 527 14 October 2022

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Women in Leadership Cohorts 11, 12 and 13 NOW BOOKING

Update:

The Staff College has opened bookings for the Women in Leadership Course Cohorts 11 (starts February 2023, Manchester) and 12 (starts May 2023, Birmingham) and 13 (starts October 2023, London)

Action Required:

For more information about the Women in Leadership programme follow this link.

For more help or information contact Ellie Bevis (details below).

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Black and Asian Leadership Initiative (BALI) Cohorts 17 and 18 – NOW BOOKING

Update:

The Staff College has opened bookings for the Black and Asian Leadership Initiative (BALI) Cohorts 17 (starts June 2023, London) and 18 (starts November 2023, Birmingham).

Action Required:

For tips on making your application follow this link

For more information about the BALI programme follow this link.

For more help or information contact Ellie Bevis (details below).

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Children’s Services Data Apprenticeships – Cohort 4 – NOW BOOKING

Update:

Data 2 Insight has opened pre-registration for Cohort 4 of its successful Children’s Services Data Apprenticeships which begins in February 2023. The course is funded by the Apprenticeship Levy. To stay in the loop, complete the “Join our mailing list” form on this page and we’ll make sure to email you when it’s time to apply. If you have questions in the meantime, email Georgina.pym@eastsussex.gov.uk

Action Required:

This is a tailored Level 4 Data Analyst apprenticeship, working with data and questions co-developed by the D2I community and delivered by a professional apprenticeship/training organisation called Corndel. We’ve done a lot of work since the scheme launched in 2020 to refine and adjust based on learner feedback with the intention that the course keeps getting better while continuing to deliver the same core learning goals and help LA colleagues develop industry-standard data analysis skills. Applications will open soon, with a deadline near Christmas for the initial application, so that we can spend January working through enrolment details.

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Systematic review of safeguarding practice for young people and adults who experienced child sexual exploitation.

Update:

On September 30 What Works for Children’s Social Care published a systematic review of Safeguarding practice for young people and adults who experienced child sexual exploitation.

Action Required:

Recommendations include: increased recognition from services that CSE impacts young people beyond the age of 18; a patient approach from professionals that recognises the impact of trauma history on the relationships service users build with them; and a joint commission and delivery of children’s and adults social care services to ensure the provision of continued support for those in need after age 18.

The full report is here

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Schools causing concern – new guidance from DfE

Update:

On 7 October DfE published new guidance on Schools Causing Concern

Action Required:

This guidance describes how:

  • local authorities and regional directors will intervene in underperforming local-authority-maintained schools
  • regional directors will intervene in underperforming academies
  • regional directors will intervene in pupil referral units (PRUs) judged inadequate by Ofsted

The full guidance is here

Reminders from previous weeks

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Future dates for network meetings

Update:

Lead Members Group: Friday 2 December. Network Meeting (10-11.45) and Joint Meeting with DCSs (12-1) both via teams. More from Alison Michalska (contact details below)

Data Benchmarking: Tuesday 13 December 10:00am More from Alastair Lee (contact details below)

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

Action Required:

AD EducationFriday 25 November 10:00am. More from Chris Owen (contact details below)

AD Safeguarding: Friday 9 December 10:00am. More from Mark Evans (contact details below)

QA Network: Wednesday 14 December 2:00pm. More from Amanda Meadows (contact details below)

Fostering Network: Wednesday 19 October 10-11.30am More from Rebecca Eligon (contact details below)

SEND SE19: Wednesday 16 November 2022 12:00 – 13:30 SEND Strategic Conversation: LAs. More from Sheelagh Sullivan (contact details below)

Early Help: Monday 5 December 11.30am. More from Rebecca Eligon (contact details below)

Family Hubs Community of Practice: More from Carly Bain (contact details below) 

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Home learning environment (HLE) campaign

Update:

On 6 October the DfE and OHID launched a home learning environment (HLE) campaign. The campaign has been designed to encourage parents and carers to chat, play and read more with their children, developing their communication, language and literacy skills before starting school.

Action Required:

If you have any queries about the campaign or branding, please contact hle.coalition@education.gov.uk

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Library Rhyme Time

Update:

On 7 October ASCELLibraries Connected and LGA published a Library Rhyme Time Chart which highlights the ways in which library rhyme times support the elements of the recognised speech, language and communication pyramid.

Action Required:

We encourage library services to use the chart to engage with their early years teams and ensure they are included in speech, language and communication pathways and strategies. More from Liz Hodgman at LGA.

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Advanced and Predictive Analytics Network (APAN) showcases Data to Insight on 7 November 2022

Update:

APAN‘s next open house will feature three talks all from D2I colleagues on 7 November at 2:00pm. Join the LGA Research and Information Team to listen to examples of data-related projects currently underway in their organisation using advanced and predictive analytics. Book here or email John Foster for an invitation

Action Required:

The speakers will be Alistair Herbert (Data to Insight), Tambe Tabitha (Social Finance), Alastair Lee (East Sussex County Council, SESLIP and the Children’s Services’ National Performance and Information Management Group).

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Child Safeguarding Practice Review Panel briefing papers

Action Required:

The panel meets regularly to decide whether to commission national reviews of child safeguarding cases that are notified to it. The panel’s decisions are based on the possibility of identifying improvements from cases which it views as complex or of national importance.

Tools & Templates

We have produced a Regional Improvement Plan (July 2022) which will underpin activities while we await publication of the DfE’s reponse to the McAllister Care Review, which is anticipated in Autumn 2023

On 7 October DfE published new guidance on Schools Causing Concern

On 7 October, ASCEL,  Libraries Connected and LGA published a Library Rhyme Time Chart 

On 6 October the DfE and OHID launched a home learning environment (HLE) campaign

On 30 September What Works for Children’s Social Care published a systematic review of Safeguarding practice for young people and adults who experienced child sexual exploitation.

On 29 September the Child Safeguarding Practice Review Panel published two papers: The management of bruising in non-mobile infants and Multi-agency safeguarding and domestic abuse.

On 7 September NICE published guidelines on Self-harm: assessment, management and preventing recurrence [NG225]

On 7 September CARA and ICENA in collaboration with young survivors in Essex published five animated videos to support professionals working with children and young people to understand the impacts of sexual violence.

On 6 September DfE published National Key stage 2 attainment statistics for 2021-22

On 1 September the Children’s Commissioner published Family and its protective effect: Part 1 of the Independent Family Review

On 1 September DfE published the updated version of Keeping Children Safe in Education 

On 1 September DfE updated Behaviour in schools Advice for headteachers and school staff

On 26 August FFT Education Data Lab published preliminary analysis of 2022 GCSE data 

On 25 August Research in Practice published Completing social work chronologies: Practice Tool (2022)

On 16 August The Staff College launched “Schooling for the future”, a series of academic and practical resources that are free to access

On 11 August the Home Office published the National Referral Mechanism and Duty to Notify statistics UK for April to June 2022

On 5 August LGA published a series of 8 case studies looking at health inequalities and children, including one on Cherwell, Oxfordshire 

On 2 August DLUHC published a Welcome Guide addressed to unaccompanied Ukrainian children travelling to UK

On 28 July The Institute of Health Visiting published a quick update and signposting to resources for the raft of policy publications from the Department of Health and Social Care following the enactment of the Health and Care Act 2022

On 28 July DfE published statistics on suspensions and permanent exclusions in 2020/21 academic year

On 27 July the Home Office published its response to the recommendations of the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse report on Child sexual exploitation by organised networks

On 22 July Research in Practice published an open access resource hub to support family-centred practice and decision-making in pre-proceedings

On 19 July, DfE updated its child exploitation disruption toolkit

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

Service Manager, Early Help, Family Hubs and Supporting Families: Carly Bain (Isle of Wight)

carly.bain@iow.gov.uk

07970 009956

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

SESLIP Consultant and LGA SEND Improvement Adviser: Deborah Glassbrook (South East Sector-Led Improvement Programme)

deborah@optimisingpotential.co.uk

07882 158959

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

ellie.bevis@thestaffcollege.uk

0161 729 1065

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

isabelle@firstcareconsultancy.co.uk

07931 586784

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

krista.pickering@segfl.org.uk

07872 014083

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

Mark@markevansconsulting.co.uk

07803 147072

Regional Development Manager Unaccompanied Asylum-Seeking Children (SE Region): Martin Tuck (South East Sector-Led Improvement Programme)

martin.tuck@hants.gov.uk

03707 793651

LGA Corporate Improvement Adviser: Philip (Phil) Simpkins (LGA)

philip.simpkins@btinternet.com

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