UPDATE NO 530 04 November 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 530 04 November 2022

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Social Work England – registration renewal reminder – closes 30 NOVEMBER

Update:

On 30 November Social Work England‘s window for registration renewal closes. Applications for social workers to renew their registration are now open. Apply to renew

Action Required:

Before 30 November, social workers must:

  • submit an application to renew
  • record at least 2 pieces of CPD, including a peer reflection
  • pay their registration fee
  • make any safe and effective practice declarations

They’re also asking social workers to review or consider submitting their diversity data this year. This is optional but they encourage social workers to share this information to help them ensure their processes are fair.

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Learning about neurodiversity at school (LEANS)

Update:

On 12 October Alyssa Alcorn of the University of Edinburgh gave a presentation on learning about neurodiveristy at school (LEANS) to the SE19 Joint SEND Strategic Conversation

Action Required:

LEANS is a free, downloadable programme for mainstream primary schools. It introduces pupils aged 8-11 to the concept of neurodiversity, and helps them explore how it impacts school experiences. It is a teacher-delivered resource for the whole class. More details here.

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Characteristics of children in need 2022 now published

Update:

On 27 October DfE published Characteristics of children in need 2022. It revealed there are 404,310 children in need, up 4.1% from 2021 and up 3.9% from 2020. Highest number since 2018.

Action Required:

Alistair Herbert of D2I writes,

“We’ve updated the Benchmarking Tool accordingly. A corresponding ChAT update (and a fuller newsletter) will follow in the near future. Benchmarking Tool (BMt)

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Urgent action to protect children with disabilities from abuse

Update:

On 26 October the Child Safeguarding Practice Review Panel published a report investigating allegations of abuse at residential homes for disabled children and called for urgent action to protect those in similar circumstances. 

Action Required:

A national review into safeguarding children with disabilities and complex health needs has revealed serious failures at 3 residential special schools registered as children’s homes. The independent review looks at the experiences of 108 children and young adults living at Fullerton House, Wilsic Hall and Wheatley House, located in Doncaster and operated by the Hesley Group.

The phase 1 report is here.

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ADCS: Safeguarding Pressures Phase 8 interim report

Update:

On 2 November ADCS published an interim report of the eighth iteration of its Safeguarding Pressures research. It draws on data from 125 local authorities, covering 83% of England’s child population.

Action Required:

It provides an insight into the first two years of the pandemic, and shows that the impact of Covid-19 continues to be felt in children’s lives, local communities and in public services. 

The interim report 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: 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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West Midlands Team Excellence Awards 2022

Update:

On 21 October, West Midlands ADCS Network held its Team Excellence Awards 2022. This was an event where they highlighted each of the partners’ outstanding services, set out in a flyer.

Action Required:

If you would like to know more about anyone the projects/teams, please contact Paul BrewsterRelationship & Communication Manager at the network.

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DfE evaluation of round one of the Children’s social care innovation programme

Update:

On 12 October DfE published Seven features of practice and seven outcomes

This framework draws upon findings from projects looking to redesign whole children’s social care practice systems, rather than work focused on a specific group of children or issue.

Action Required:

The framework:

  • provides an overview of what the 7 features of practice look like on the ground
  • provides an overview of the challenges and successes of implementation
  • outlines the difference that these features of practice can make to the lives of children and families
  • outlines the 7 main outcomes achieved by projects that have demonstrated them

Further information about the children’s social care innovation programme is available.

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Academic Year 2021/22 Key Stage 4 performance data published

Update:

On 20 October DfE published Academic Year 2021/22 Key Stage 4 performance data. Headlines include: the widest disadvantage gap for 10 years and declining attainment by students with SEND.

Action Required:

Also published: destination data for KS4 and KS5 for 2021-22

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Whole School SEND

Update:

The SE19 SEND network has made links with Whole School SEND who also presented at the recent network meeting. Slides from the presentation with links are here.

Action Required:

The new national DfE contract with ‘Whole School SEND’ has a ‘regional networking’ element. The intention is to link with ‘Whole School SEND’ through a refreshed regional SEND Inclusion Group. The outcomes of joint work and best practice identified will be shared regionally through the SE19 SEND Conversations and nationally by ‘Whole School SEND’. More from Sheelagh Sullivan (contact details below).

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Making Participation Work

Update:

The Council for Disabled Children (CDC) are leading nationally on sharing and encouraging best practice around ‘participation’ in education, health and social care services.  Surrey is our regional representative and Kathrine Everett presented at the recent SE19 SEND Joint Strategic Network. The slides from the presentation are here.

Action Required:

A group is currently being established, in partnership with representative parent carer forums, to provide a regional focus for promoting and sharing best practice which will feed into the national CDC work. The group will be chaired by Katherine Everett and is seeking membership from colleagues in LAs and health services. More information can be obtained from Ellen Atkinson with her SESLIP hat on.

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Internships Work programme – Strengthening the supported internship offer

Update:

Ellen Atkinson (with her NTDi hat on writes)

DON’T MISS OUT!!! There is a grant linked to the Internships Work programme and the DfE has sent a letter to all Local Authorities. Some LAs have not responded to accept the grant so please respond asap if you want to take up this offer.

Action Required:

There are also days available for each LA and the region to support developments, so please get in touch to discuss how we can progress this opportunity. Contact Ellen.Atkinson@NDTi.org.uk

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SEND SE19 establishes DSCO network – first meeting 2 December 2pm

Update:

Ellen Atkinson (with her SESLIP consultant hat on) writes:

A Designated Social Care Officer (DSCO) network group is being established for those with responsibility for SEND in social care services to explore the challenges, share practice and how things are working across the region. 

Action Required:

The first meeting is planned for the Friday 2nd December 2-3.30pm.  People should contact me on ejatkinson@me.com  and she will arrange for an invitation to be sent to them.

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Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse: final report

Update:

On 20 October the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse published its final report

Action Required:

IICSA has published 15 investigation reports across a range of subjects, each with detailed recommendations.

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 2022

On 2 November ADCS published an interim report of the eighth iteration of its Safeguarding Pressures research

On 27 October DfE published Characteristics of children in need 2022

On 26 October the Child Safeguarding Practice Review Panel published a report investigating allegations of abuse at residential homes for disabled children

On 20 October the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse published its final report

On 20 October DfE published Academic Year 2021/22 Key Stage 4 performance data

On 18 October DfE updated its Guidance on our intervention work with local authorities as part of its published advice on creating sustainable high needs systems

On 12 October Alyssa Alcorn of the University of Edinburgh gave a presentation about learning about neurodiveristy at school (LEANS) to the SE19 Joint SEND Strategic Conversation

On 12 October DfE published Seven features of practice and seven outcomes.

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 6 October Anna Freud Centre published The Evidence Base for Psychoanalytic and Psychodynamic Interventions with Children Under 5 Years of Age and Their Caregivers: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

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

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