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1 School Focused Youth Service Supporting the engagement and re-engagement of at risk young people in learning Guidelines

2 Published by the Communications Division for Student Inclusion and Engagement Division Department of Education and Early Childhood Development Melbourne May 2013 State of Victoria (Department of Education and Early Childhood Development) 2013 The copyright in this document is owned by the State of Victoria (Department of Education and Early Childhood Development), or in the case of some materials, by third parties (third party materials). No part may be reproduced by any process except in accordance with the provisions of the Copyright Act 1968 the National Education Access Licence for Schools (NEALS) (see below) or with permission. NEALS is an educational institution situated in Australia which is not conducted for profit, or a body responsible for administering such an institution may copy and communicate the materials, other than third party materials, for the educational purposes of the institution. Authorised by the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development, 2 Treasury Place, East Melbourne, Victoria, This document is also available on the internet at

3 Contents 1. Introduction School Focused Youth Service... 3 Objectives of the School Focused Youth Service Target Group Service Expectations / Model Evidence-based strategies Outcomes... 5 Victorian Child and Adolescent Monitoring System... 5 School Focused Youth Service Outcomes... 6 Partnership Approach Governance... 7 Alignment with Student Support Services... 7 Local Advice... 7 Funded agencies... 7 Department of Education and Early Childhood Development (DEECD)... 7 DEECD Regional Offices... 8 DEECD Central Office School Focused Youth Service Funding Accountability and Reporting Further information... 9 Appendix 1 Policy Context Towards Victoria as a Learning Community DEECD The Compact: Roles and responsibilities in Victorian Government school education 10 Victoria s Vulnerable Children Our Shared Responsibility Engage, Involve, Create Victorian Families Statement... 11

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5 1. Introduction Most young people complete their schooling and engage with further education or training, before successfully entering the world of work. Some young people need additional support to complete their education and successfully transition to further education or training. Most of these young people can be capably supported by student support services, school based health and wellbeing staff, mentors and interventions from schools, the community or business. A small number of young people disengage from school entirely. These young people are more likely to be struggling with a range of complex issues in their lives which also present barriers to learning. These could include being a refugee (ESL), a parent, impacted by drug and alcohol issues, in juvenile justice, in state care, homeless, having a learning difficulty, disability, mental health issues, family dysfunction or a combination of these. Vulnerability is difficult to measure and describe because it often results from a combination of factors affecting a young people, their family and their environment. Vulnerability is not static as children and their families can be more or less vulnerable at different times and as different life events occur. However, there are specific factors that can accumulate and make a child more vulnerable (Protecting Victoria's Vulnerable Children Report, p.31). Many factors impact on a child or young person's engagement in school and general wellbeing. Clear warning signs include poor school attendance, contact with police, difficulty with peers and experimental alcohol or drug use, and family breakdown. 2. School Focused Youth Service The next phase of the School Focused Youth Service (July 2013 to December 2015) acknowledges that schools need to work in partnership with community agencies with expertise to support young people with complex needs or emerging mental health issues to remain engaged or reengage in learning. The School Focused Youth Service will deliver services that utilise a range of approaches that include short and long term responses to address identified needs and the coordination of community based responses to support young people identified as at risk. The key features of School Focused Youth Service will include: provision of a service that complements the provision of Student Support Services, through preventative and early targeted interventions alignment with an area based governance model linked to Student Support Services networks a rigorous approach to identifying need and implementing programs, projects and practices which are evidence based establishing and strengthening partnerships with local agencies so that coordinated responses can be delivered in a timely manner programs and interventions which deliver measurable outcomes provision of advice and linkage to local services through case co-ordination, rather than individualised case management. Objectives of the School Focused Youth Service Through the School Focused Youth Service, schools and community organisations will support at risk young people who require prevention or early intervention strategies to assist their learning, development, health and wellbeing. The objective of the School Focused Youth Service is to ensure that at risk young people are well supported in their communities, that risk factors are addressed or mitigated and that they continue to be engaged and connected to education. This will be achieved by: creating partnerships and pathways between schools and community organisations to support at risk young people coordinating the provision of community based services in partnership with schools and community agencies to support schools to address the needs of at risk young people. Examples of how this may occur could include: supporting schools to navigate services available in the community that are not able to be delivered by Student Support Services or other allied health professionals in schools finding new ways to better support young people who are at risk School Focused Youth Service 3

6 developing support models that promote a greater whole of community commitment to the engagement in learning and retention of young people with multiple disadvantages promoting the use of case co-ordination by relevant agencies that address key barriers to engagement and wellbeing using transition plans that provide successful early intervention to support re- engagement in fulltime learning and pathways to meaningful employment opportunities. The School Focused Youth Service is available to all school sectors in Victoria. 3. Target Group The School Focused Youth Service will deliver coordinated responses in a school environment for young people that are aged years that have been identified by the school or student services officers as being at risk and requiring early targeted or intensive intervention. The School Focused Youth Service will primarily focus its activity on: facilitating the re-engagement of very early school leavers back into education supporting socially disconnected / isolated young people addressing support to young people living in challenging family settings coordinating appropriate responses to young people with mental health issues identifying supports to engage young people experiencing high absenteeism from school coordinating responses to young people that are vulnerable and in out of home care or experiencing homelessness engaging young people in pro-social activity where they may be involved in criminal offending. It is estimated that approximately fifteen per cent of any school population will experience these types of issues and will require early targeted or intensive intervention (see diagram above). A further five per cent of students will require a targeted, specialised and individualised intervention(s). The School Focused Youth Service will work with both of these cohorts, with a primary focus on the fifteen per cent of students who require preventative and early targeted interventions. The School Focused Youth Service will not provide clinical services and is to ensure that interventions and strategies are complementary, placing the young person at the centre of services. 4. Service Expectations / Model Through the School Focused Youth Service, the Victorian Government will provide funding to community agencies to work alongside schools in their support for at risk young people by: developing services that create partnerships and pathways between schools and community organisations identifying a network of community agencies who can provide support to at risk young people working with schools and other agencies to identify the needs related to at risk young people identifying appropriate community partners to work with and support at risk young people developing sustainable partnerships between schools and community organisations coordinating the provision of community based services to support at risk young people. 4 School Focused Youth Service

7 Agencies will be expected to adopt a service delivery model as outlined below. Establish a regular forum and/or mechanisms involving key agencies and providers that could include: SSS Coordinators Primary Care Partnerships / Community Health Local Government Police DHS Non -Government agencies working with at risk young people Identification of at risk young people or groups of young people utilising individual agency data and local intelligence Establish systems to prioritise responses that take into consideration the use of existing programs or services and focus on addressing service gaps Document a planned response through a case conference or other appropriately based approach and determine appropriate resource allocation from SFYS funds to deliver the intervention. Include the outcomes by which each of the responses will be measured and assign accountability by identifying the lead agency, and roles of supporting agencies Monitor progress and outcomes at an individual, group and community level Evidence-based strategies School Focused Youth Service agencies must be committed to adopting evidence- based strategies and innovative practices to improve the outcomes for at risk young people. Partnerships between schools, School Focused Youth Service Agencies and community providers should be based on solid quantitative and qualitative data and contain measurable outcomes that can be rigorously demonstrated and evaluated. 5. Outcomes Victorian Child and Adolescent Monitoring System The Victorian Child and Adolescent Monitoring System (VCAMS) provides a comprehensive overview of the way in which the service system, the community and the family all interact to determine the wellbeing of children, and provides a sound basis for planning and intervention. For more information see The work of School Focused Youth Service Agencies should be able to be linked to the outcomes identified in VCAMS related to vulnerable children. The Department will provide further guidance on the application of VCAMS to the work of School Focus Youth Service Agencies. School Focused Youth Service 5

8 School Focused Youth Service Outcomes The School Focused Youth Service will seek to achieve demonstrable benefits in the target group identified above and meet its objectives through the following outcomes that align with the Victorian Child and Adolescent Outcomes Framework. The outcomes will be measured through the following indicators: More connected, resilient and healthy young people o Adequate supports for vulnerable teenagers Increased number of young people who feel that they can access physical health services when needed Increased number of young people who feel that they can access mental health services when needed Increased perception by young people of improved support received from services Reduced incidence of suicide and attempted suicide o Teenagers able to rely on supportive adults Increased number of young people who have a trusted adult in their life o Positive family functioning Increased number of young people living in families with healthy family functioning Improved engagement in learning and employment pathways o Children attend and enjoy school Increased rates of student attendance at school Reduced rates of approved absenteeism Increased student perception of connectedness with peers Increased level of parental satisfaction with schooling o Young people complete secondary education Reduced number of young people disengaging from school Apparent retention rates are increased Increased number of young people who are fully engaged in education or training and/or work Improved system response to vulnerable young people o Evidence of formal partnerships that support coordinated service response o Improved identification and evidence of monitoring of individual and groups of at risk young people o Improved governance arrangements and evidence of processes that support coordinated service delivery The service offered by School Focused Youth Services will work to positively affect the outcomes listed above. The Department of Education and Early Childhood Development will work with providers of School Focused Youth Service to refine outcome measures in the first 12 months of the implementation of these guidelines. Partnership Approach The partnership approach used by the School Focused Youth Service strengthens the capacity of schools and community organisations to collaborate and coordinate a range of prevention or early intervention strategies for at risk young people. Partnerships established by the School Focused Youth Service aim to strengthen support for 10 to 18 year-old at risk young people. They should: have clearly defined goals that meet the needs of at risk young people be thoroughly planned, with clearly defined roles and responsibilities and strong leadership be integrated with the school s approach to student engagement, health and wellbeing be able to become sustainable have a sound monitoring and evaluation process be able to respond to change. 6 School Focused Youth Service

9 6. Governance Alignment with Student Support Services Agencies providing the School Focused Youth Service will operate using an area based governance model, working closely with, in the first instance, networks established for student support services in Victorian Government schools. There are currently fifty-one Student Support Services Networks operating across Victoria. Each School Focused Youth Service Agency will be responsible for providing services to multiple networks. School Focused Youth Service agencies will work collaboratively with Student Support Services coordinators and wellbeing staff in schools to identify the needs of schools in relation to at risk young people and the services available in the community that may be able to address them. As a result, School Focused Youth Service agencies will provide an important complementary service to wellbeing services in schools and network based Student Support Services to enable schools to obtain services to meet the needs of at risk and young people. Local Advice School Focused Youth Service agencies will establish mechanisms to obtain advice from schools with which they work and other community agencies to identify the services available in the community that meet the needs of at risk and young people. School Focused Youth Service Agencies could seek advice on: establishing clearly articulated frameworks for relationships between schools, network based student support services and youth service agencies emerging issues and affecting multiple schools that require a coordinated response common assessment tools and protocols to facilitate the identification of at risk young people and the delivery of youth services in schools establishing area based no wrong door referral systems to ensure that schools, other agencies and individuals are able to obtain the support they need developing re-engagement pathways for young people not engaged/enrolled in school monitoring and evaluating the effectiveness of partnerships at a local level professional learning needs of schools and community service providers in relation to at risk young people. SFYS should establish and maintain working partnerships with Student Support Services Coordinators, Local Learning and Employment Networks, local government, Victoria Police, specialist youth services, the Department of Human Services, Department of Health and other Department of Education and Early Childhood Development workforces. Funded agencies The funded agency is responsible for the delivery of the School Focused Youth Service within an area defined by DEECD. This may include the employment and support of a coordinator(s) to provide services to school networks and individual schools, as agreed to by the Department through an agency s service agreement. Department of Education and Early Childhood Development (DEECD) The current Partnership Agreement Between the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development and the Victorian Community Sector will underpin the School Focused Youth Service. The principles that will apply are as follows: a shared vision to achieve the best possible outcomes for all children and young people, particularly the vulnerable or disadvantaged mutual respect for each partner s autonomy and responsibilities, while recognising that true partnership may require change, innovation and risk collaboration and the fostering of opportunities to work together on issues of mutual benefit or concern communication, consultation and engagement on decisions by one partner that will impact upon the other transparency of financial relations between the Department and the sector, subject to relevant legislation and policies School Focused Youth Service 7

10 a relationship that celebrates success, addresses challenges and acknowledges contributions to outcomes that are achieved joint leadership of the partnership, including joint agenda setting. DEECD Regional Offices The Department s Regional Offices will be the key interface with School Focused Youth Service providers and will have responsibility for the management SFYS Service Agreements and performance. The Department will work to: manage School Focused Youth Service service level agreements ensure that schools are aware of the services offered by School Focused Youth Service agencies coordinate regular meetings of School Focused Youth Service staff within a region to share knowledge and best practice and receive advice on service gaps, system performance issues and service development needs provide regular strategic advice relating to Departmental priorities in program and policy development relating to education, student support and young people s wellbeing conduct regular briefings and communications relating to relevant DEECD (and cross-government) policy and program development provide opportunities to participate and contribute to relevant meetings, consultations and events hosted by the Department in the areas of student support and young people s wellbeing provide access to relevant departmental data to support the identification of key trends in relation to young people at risk. DEECD Central Office The Student Inclusion and Engagement Division is responsible for the School Focused Youth guidelines under which the program operates. The Student Inclusion and Engagement Division works with regional offices to coordinate and implement the service. 7. School Focused Youth Service Funding SFYS funding cannot be used for: projects which duplicate existing initiatives, e.g. cyber safety projects in government schools any form of capital infrastructure (major or minor) in schools the purchase of services for the indirect benefit of young people (for example, the professional development of School Focused Youth Service Agency staff) the purchase of agency infrastructure (for example, computers, cars or office equipment) funding schools to work together without a community partner fee for service projects from private business providers. 8. Accountability and Reporting Funded agencies should utilise a range of data to inform service delivery planning and enhance accountability. Each School Focused Youth Service Agency will be required to: develop clearly articulated relationships with schools (including SSS networks and school based health and wellbeing workforces) with specific targets related to supporting at risk young people within schools. Develop twice yearly reports that will be provided to the SSS Executive Chair, schools they are working with and regional DEECD staff. The reports will provide details on strategic intention, progress and outcomes against their planned approach. School Focused Youth Service agencies are subject to the terms and conditions of their service agreement. They are accountable for their funding, and are required to submit an annual financial acquittal to DEECD regional staff. 8 School Focused Youth Service

11 9. Further information For further information about the School Focused Youth Service, schools or service agencies should contact the relevant regional office. School Focused Youth Service 9

12 Appendix 1 Policy Context The following policies provide a context for the work of the School Focused Youth Service, and highlight the importance of partnerships in supporting children, young people and families to improve learning, development, health and wellbeing outcomes. A consistent theme in recent government policies has been the focus on collaboration between community, government, non-government and business to develop local solutions to meet identified needs. The School Focused Youth Service is consistent with these directions as it aims to develop partnerships and coordinate the provision of community based services to support schools to address the needs of vulnerable children. Towards Victoria as a Learning Community Towards Victoria as a Learning Community sets out a range of strategic, school-based reforms that will be pursued to support achievement of the Victorian Government s education goals. These reforms include new expectations for professional practice, increased autonomy for schools, rigorous accountability arrangements, enhanced support for schools, and a commitment to strengthening partnerships. Towards Victoria as a Learning Community recognises that schools will only be able to fully meet the future needs of students by collaborating and fostering networks of partners to build personal learning experiences for each student. This is particularly true in addressing the complex needs of students who are disadvantaged or vulnerable. DEECD The Compact: Roles and responsibilities in Victorian Government school education In support of the Government s reform agenda, the Compact articulates the respective roles and responsibilities associated with the changing context of the Victorian education system, particularly in relation to professional trust, autonomy and accountability and support. It is an agreement between Victorian Government schools and the Department and it seeks to improve the learning and development of children and young people by: Clarifying existing responsibilities of schools and the Department Describing existing flexibility available to schools in the management of resources and operations Outlining the role of the Department in providing support, resources and guidance Clarifying the accountabilities of schools to their community and the system, and minimising compliance requirements. Victoria s Vulnerable Children Our Shared Responsibility In February 2012, the Victorian Government received the report of the Protecting Victoria s Vulnerable Children Inquiry. The Government responded to the Inquiry through the release the Victoria s Vulnerable Children Our Shared Responsibility Directions Paper in May In May 2013 the Government released the Victoria s Vulnerable Children Our Shared Responsibility Strategy which will drive broad-based change across government(s) and in the community over the next decade. The strategy sets out a clear and overarching aspiration and three high-level, long-term goals as its central framework. The Government s aspiration is that vulnerable children are kept safe from harm and have every opportunity to succeed in life. Three strategic goals in the strategy are high level and interconnected. They are to prevent abuse and neglect; act earlier when children are vulnerable; and improve outcomes for children in statutory care. Engage, Involve, Create In April 2012, the Victorian Government launched the Engage, Involve, Create Youth Statement. It envisions all young Victorians experiencing healthy, active and fulfilling lives and having the opportunity to: be engaged in education and/or employment 10 School Focused Youth Service

13 be involved in their communities and decisions that affect them create change, enterprise and culture. The Statement emphasises the need for services that meet the needs of young people, and the importance of working in partnership with young people, families, the community sector, business, and philanthropic organisations to achieve the best outcomes for young people Victorian Families Statement The 2011 Victorian Families Statement highlights the importance of families and the Government's role in helping families to achieve their aspirations. The Statement emphasises that Victorians should have access to services and opportunities wherever they live. School Focused Youth Service 11

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