UPDATE NO 533 25 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 533 25 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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SEND Workforce Training from RISE Partnership Dec 2022 – March 2023

Update:

The RISE partnership is advertising three workshops for the SEND workforce. Each workshop is offered on multiple dates in the period Decemebr 22- March 23. There is no charge, and the training will be delivered via Teams.

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Closing the school readiness gap through parenting support

Update:

On Tuesday 8 December at 2.00 – 3.30pm NESTA is running an action learning set with the LGA. How can Nesta help local authorities close the school readiness gap through parenting support? 

Action Required:

NESTA is developing a strand of work on building parental capabilities; working with local authorities to offer high quality parenting interventions to more families. It is focusing on interventions that support parents from pregnancy to age two, and those that support the early home learning environment.

You can book your place here

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SESLIP Inside Out Final Report

Update:

Rebecca Eligon (contact details below) writes, 

The DfE-funded Inside Out project has come to an end. As part of this project 11 Local authorities were given £13k each to trial innovative approaches to preventing placement breakdown. The final report reveals a 91% success rate, with estimated associated savings of £1m annually.    

Action Required:

The authorities delivered a range of interventions designed to prevent placement breakdown including week/ends away, Video Interaction Guidance , trauma-informed therapy and psychotherapy. The recipients were children and young people, foster  or kinship carers and the birth children of foster carers.  There were 56 beneficiaries; of those, placements 51 remained in place. Read the full report here.

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The Big Listen Research to help authorities in the South improve the recruitment and retention of Children’s Social Workers

Update:

SESLIP research to understand how we can better support children’s social workers in the region. The first part of this research is focus groups to explore how to attract and keep good social workers. The focus groups are for specific cohorts of staff (Managers, Social Workers, Agency Social Workers etc). Staff can book on the groups by following the links in this flyer

Action Required:

Action Requested: Please can you ask your managers to encourage your staff to book places on the focus groups in late Nov/early Dec

Information gathered at the focus groups and through the survey will be used to develop a South East Regional Work force strategy.

If you would like any more information please contact Mark Evans (details below)

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Research with parents who electively home educate (EHE)

Update:

The SESLIP AD Education Network has published a summary of research with parents who electively home educate, undertaken by the University of Portsmouth.

Action Required:

For more information about this project, contact Chris Owen (details below)

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: Thursday 1 December 2022 12:00 – 13:30 SEND Operational Leads. 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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Education’s Messy Middle Tier: parts 1and 2 now available

Update:

On 10 November Julie McCullochASCL Director of Policy published a blog The ‘Messy Middle Tier’: Parts 1 and 2

Action Required:

It highlights why we need more clarity about who is responsible for what in the English education system in her two-part blog on the ‘messy middle tier’. Part 1 here and Part 2 here.

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Ofsted early years research review: Best start in life

Update:

On 14 November Ofsted published Best start in life: a research review for early years

Action Required:

A series of subject-based curriculum research reviews focused on early years education. The full report is here.

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DfE Data publications

Action Required:

Overall UK education system data for 2021-22, covering total numbers of pupils, schools, teachers, FE and HE too.

The Children Looked After data show a continuing increase in the numbers – up by 2% on the previous year, with UASC up by 10% on 2020.

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Education inside penal detention for children in England: An overview

Update:

On 16 November SEND legal advice charity IPSEA and the Howard League for Penal Reform published a briefing paper Education inside penal detention for children in England

Action Required:

The commentary by Special Needs Jungle says The majority of children who find themselves in penal detention have some form of special educational needs. These needs are routinely mislabelled, unrecognised and unmet.

The full report is here

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 24 November SESLIP published Inside Out Final Report

On 17 November DfE published Education and training statistics for the UK 2022 and Children looked after in England including adoptions

On 16 November SEND legal advice charity IPSEA and the Howard League for Penal Reform published a briefing paper Education inside penal detention for children in England

On 14 November Ofsted published Best start in life: a research review for early years

On 10 November, Agenda Alliance published Girls Speak: Pushed Out Left Out, final report

On 10 November Julie McCullochASCL Director of Policy published a blog The ‘Messy Middle Tier’: Parts 1 and 2

On 9 November Ofsted published Terms of reference: thematic review of careers guidance. The review will be published in autumn 2023.

On 2 November ADCS published a thematic report on Mental Health alongside 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]

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