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1 CHILDREN & YOUNG PEOPLE'S INTEGRATED SERVICES PLAN Practitioner Version, Young Persons Version, Parents/Carers Version.

2 This document is about children and young people s services in Stirling. If English is not your first language and you require assistance to read this document, please call Translation services are available. If you require a copy of this document in a different format e.g. large print or audio tape please call Or The most up to date version of this document can be found on the Children's Services Planning section of Stirling Council website: - ii

3 Executive Summary Purpose The purpose of this plan is to ensure that every child and young person in Stirling has the best possible start in life and achieves their potential. This is a statutory document and the Council is required under the Children (Scotland) Act 1995 to prepare a Children & Young People's Integrated Services Plan 1. This plan sets out the priorities and actions for improvement across the range of services for children and young people in Stirling from 2012 to Actions - this will be done by: Protecting children and young people from neglect and abuse, and supporting those experiencing abuse Improving educational attainment and positive destinations of school leaver Supporting parents, carers, and their families Supporting children affected by parents and other family members substance misuse Ensuring children, parents and carers are involved in and consulted about key decisions that affect them Improving access to services Developing systems that ensure children will receive the most appropriate services at the most appropriate time Reducing children and young people s substance misuse Promoting positive mental health and emotional wellbeing Support young people to reduce offending Desired outcomes - by taking these actions, the aim is to see the following outcomes: Reduction in the neglect & abuse of children and young people Children and young people are helped by the actions taken in immediate response to concerns Children and young people benefit from strategies to minimise harm. Vulnerable children and families benefit from early intervention and support strategies Support and education being provided to children and their families Vulnerable young people benefit from staged intervention Improve personal achievement for looked after children Coordinated support plans Improve partners understanding of barriers through the more operationally focussed planning that will take place through the Transition resource Group Looked after children are supported into education, employment and training Vulnerable young people are helped to voice their views Improved Identification of vulnerable young people. Services are delivered that ensure children and young people are safe, nurtured, healthy, achieving, active, respected and responsible, and included. Parents/carers and families report that they are satisfied with the quality of services provided and are receiving services that are well integrated at the point of delivery. Use GIRFEC model of delivery to improve recording and sharing of information on all young people Barriers are removed that restrict access to services for children and young people Reduce the number of children looked after and accommodated/separated from parents Provision of impartial, factual information about the effect of drugs to children &young people Improvement of the health & well being of children & young people Improvement in the range of services to children & young people Support for children who have experienced trauma. Improved coordination of care and access to services Raised awareness of mental health & earlier identification of needs. Young people reduce risk taking behaviour that leads to offending 1 Section 19 of the Children (Scotland) Act 1995 places a statutory duty on each local authority, in consultation with other relevant agencies, to prepare and publish plans for the provision and development of children's services in their area. Guidance sets obligations on local agencies to promote and participate in Community Planning. These Are Our Bairns - a guide for community planning partnerships on being a good corporate parent. - iii

4 CONTENTS Executive Summary SECTION 1 SECTION 2 Para Page PURPOSE 1 INTRODUCTION 1 Our vision for Stirling s children and young people Planning Services for Children and Young People STIRLING: THE LOCAL PICTURE 2 3 Facts and trends Child health Vulnerable groups Child protection ACTIONS & OUTCOMES 3 CONCLUSION 3 11 Priorities Monitoring and evaluation APPENDICES A: Partners involved in the Children & Young People's 12 Implementation Partnership B 2013 Actions & Outcomes 13 - iv

5 FOREWORD This is an update on our Integrated Children s Services Plan. The purpose of this statutory plan is to draw together the separate plans for services and add value by producing consistent improvement actions. All partner agencies are working towards the vision of Getting it Right for Every Child (GIRFEC), which aims to place the child at the centre of service provision. Good parenting lies at the heart of actions and outcomes for children and this plan aims to focus on this issue as a key theme over the next couple of years. The principles contained within the national agenda of the Early Years Framework guide and focus our efforts. Planning across agencies has continued to improve and is becoming more integrated within the Community Planning process. For Social Services, Education and the Community Health Partnership, the next few years will see us concentrating on integration and streamlining with our respective services in Clackmannanshire. Opportunities are being explored that ensure we are more efficient and effective. As a result, the next version of this plan will cover Clackmannanshire and Stirling, and will be a joint Children and Young People s Integrated Services Plan. We would value your comments and contributions as we take forward this plan and look to the future. Belinda Greer & Val de Souza Joint Chairs of the Clackmannanshire and Stirling Children and Young People's Strategic Partnership February v

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7 PURPOSE 1 INTRODUCTION The Council is required under the Children (Scotland) Act 1995 to prepare a Children & Young People's Integrated Services Plan and each local authority has done so since The plan replaces the existing document 3 and sets out the priorities and actions for improvement across the range of services for children and young people in Stirling from 2012 to Priorities: Ensure that GIRFEC principles and processes are embedded in all partner organisations. Improve targeted services for vulnerable children especially in the area of early intervention Reduce youth unemployment and improve positive destinations Drive forward the integration of services across Clackmannanshire and Stirling to improve outcomes for service users. 1.1 Our vision for Stirling's children and young people That every child and young person has the best possible start in life and achieves their potential. Running through this plan is the commitment to Scotland's Vision: In order to become successful learners, confident individuals, effective contributors and responsible citizens: all children and young people need to be safe, nurtured, active, healthy, achieving, included, respected and responsible. The Children and Young People s Integrated Services Plan is based on key themes which reflect relevant legislation 4, and the core values of Stirling Council and our community planning partners 5. 2 Section 19 of the Children (Scotland) Act 1995 places a statutory duty on each local authority, in consultation with other relevant agencies, to prepare and publish plans for the provision and development of children's services in their area. The Scottish Government guidance on Integrated Children s Services Plans is set in the context of the obligations on local agencies to promote and participate in Community Planning. These Are Our Bairns - a guide for community planning partnerships on being a good corporate parent

8 1.2 Planning Services for Children and Young People The Children and Young People's Integrated Services Plan is overseen and steered by the Clackmannanshire and Stirling Children and Young People's Strategic Partnership, which includes senior management representation from the key service areas working in Stirling 6. They in turn feedback to their relevant services and provide strategic leadership and guidance, ensuring the development of key objectives and priorities of the plan. Other groups that feed into the development and implementation of the Children and Young People's Integrated Services Plan are: Stirling Community Planning Partnership Healthy Stirling Partnership (CPP) Corporate Parenting Group Stirling Alcohol and Drug Partnership (CPP) Joint Child Protection Committee Regional & local Action For Change Violence Against Women Group Regional & Local Sexual Health Strategy Groups Regional GIRFEC group Other Strategic Planning Forums at Forth Valley level. More Choices More Chances MCMC Partnership (CPP) Stirling Youth Partnership (CPP) Community Safety Partnership (CPP) Tackling Poverty Group (CPP) This plan and its objectives links into key strategic documents and partnerships to ensure consistency and delivery of the outcomes. Community Plan Single Outcome Agreement Partnership Strategies Services Themed Plans Long term vision aims and outcomes, partnership commitments. Links to national performance framework; outcome indicators and targets, strategic plan for partnership. Community Safety, Sexual Health, Alcohol & Drug Partnership, Corporate Parenting, Carers Information Strategy. Tackling Poverty, More Choices More Chances, Community Health Partnership, Violence Against Women & Children. Social Services Business Plan, Education Business Plan, Local Housing Strategy. Joint Child Protection Committee MACIG. Appendix A identifies the key people who are responsible for ensuring the linkages and joint working across the partnerships. The action plan in Appendix B names the individuals and partnerships responsible for ensuring that relevant actions are taken forward. 5 documents/temporary-uploads/chief-executives-office/shapingstiling2014.pdf 6 See Appendix A for details. 2

9 2 STIRLING - THE LOCAL PICTURE 2.1 Facts and trends The following facts and trends highlight areas that require focus: Demographics Poverty is an issue for some areas. 5% of Stirling population live in areas rated as the most deprived 15% of Scotland (SIMD 2012) an increase from 4.7% in the 2009 index. Child poverty for Stirling Council area is calculated to be 14%, but the Castle Ward is identified amongst the child poverty hotspots in Scotland, with child poverty at a rate of 31%. Raploch has three and Cultenhove one in the most deprived 5% in Scotland - a total population of around 2500, which is 2.9% of Stirling s population and unchanged from Health Smoking prevalence of those aged 15 is poorer than national average Alcohol use of those aged 15 is poorer than national average Sexual health in areas of deprivation is poorer than national average Community Child protection referrals are higher than national average Educational outcomes for looked after children are poorer than national average The number of looked after children is higher than the national average School exclusions for looked after children at home is above the national average The percentage of care leavers with a pathway plan is lower than national average Positive destinations of school leavers is below the national average Referrals to the reporter for violence related offences is higher than national average Source: Demographics - Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation Single Outcome Agreement 08/11. Child Poverty Map of the UK Health - Community Health Partnership profiles Community - National children looked after statistics 3

10 2.2 Child Health Children's circumstances in the earliest years of life are critical to future health inequalities. Source: Equally Well - A report of the ministerial task force on health inequalities. June 2008 Improving the health of children is critical. There is strong evidence that a healthy childhood is vital to maintaining health throughout adulthood 7. The root cause of many diseases and conditions can be traced back to early childhood, and some conditions are caused by the health behaviour of the parents before conception and during pregnancy. 8 There is a growing realisation that ensuring the health of children should be at the heart of efforts to improve the health of the population as a whole and to help combat inequality. Health actions for children and young people within 2013 plan: Reduce children and young people s substance misuse Promote positive mental health and emotional well-being These actions take into consideration statistical information 9, research into the causal links to poor health 10, and good practice that promotes the establishment of an integrated framework for improving child health Vulnerable groups As well as services for those with Additional Support Needs (such as those with autism, or physical or learning disabilities), this plan also takes into consideration other vulnerable groups of young people and households such as: vulnerable families looked after young people young people at risk young carers Example from practice: Callander Youth Project Trust. This is independent voluntary youth organisation serving 400 square miles of rural Stirling covering the south central Highlands of Scotland. It delivers a wide range of activities for young people, including youth clubs, holiday programmes, and art, health and sport initiatives. The project also provides a dedicated support project for young people attending McLaren High School, and employability support for young people who have left school and are looking for work including transport to college. 7 Further information on the links can be found here

11 The Single Outcome Agreement (SOA) and this plan have a focus on improving the life chances of vulnerable families and their children across Stirling. This involves changing the way the Council works as well as the move across all agencies to put in place GIRFEC principles and good practice, in particular, early and co-ordinated intervention. Example from practice: Activity agreements are available for young people that are not ready to participate in formal education, training or employment. The young person, together with a trusted professional would create an individual programme based on their needs and focus their progression towards their agreed goals. Stirling Council was one of the pilot areas that developed this approach. Based in Youth Services it is overseen by the MCMC Partnership. It focuses strongly on engaging vulnerable young people including 18 and 19 year olds and has strong links with learning disability, care leavers, offending and homelessness services. Big Noise aims to work with children from an early age to achieve long term social transformation. This type of early intervention approach is aligned with the Scottish Government s Early Years (EY) Framework. Big Noise activities also support the implementation of the Curriculum for Excellence and Getting it Right for Every Child (GIRFEC). An example from practice: "As a result of Big Noise, families report improved relationships at home, wider social networks and more shared activities between parents and children. It has also allowed the parents to see a more positive, aspirational future for their children and has engendered a sense of pride in what they have and will go on to achieve in their lives." Source: Scottish Government evaluation of Big Noise 12 Actions within 2013 plan for vulnerable groups: Protect children and young people from neglect and abuse, and support those experiencing abuse Support parents, carers, and their families Support children affected by parents and other family members substance misuse Improve access to services Reduce children and young peoples substance misuse Support young people to reduce offending Improve educational attainment and positive destinations of school leaver

12 An example from practice: In 2012 Scottish Childminding Association expanded their community childminding service for 0-3 year olds in Stirling. This service works with the local authority to support families experiencing a temporary time of crisis to prevent situations deteriorating to a point where more substantial intervention is required. Crisis situations may be around substance issues, birth of child, domestic abuse, mental or physical health problems. The primary focus is on providing a safe and nurturing environment for the child but informal engagement through advice and signposting also takes place. Source: Inspiring Scotland 13 Young carers Young carers are children and young people whose lives are constrained by the need to care for a person who is ill, affected by disability or incapacitated by the misuse of drugs or alcohol 14. They are twice as likely as their peers to have mental health issues, and over a quarter of secondary school young carers have serious educational problems or have dropped out of school, with nearly all reporting missing school when the person they care for is having difficulties. 15 An example from practice: Stirling Young Carers Service works in partnership with schools in the Stirling Council area to identify and support the health and wellbeing of young carers. Each school signs up to the School Young Carers Charter, which sets out what they can realistically expect in terms of support from Stirling Young Carers Service, and what the school will do to ensure that young carers are supported and their needs are met. The school also assigns a Young Carers School Co-ordinator, who is the link person between Stirling Young Carers Service and the school, and often takes the lead on making referrals to the service. In addition, young people are able to refer themselves for support. This early intervention approach ensures that more hidden young carers are identified, and subsequently supported. Their confidence and self esteem is enhanced and the young people feel less isolated. Stirling Young Carers Education Project provides a range of services tailored to meet the individual needs of the young people it supports, for example, one to one support for young carers at school, phone, text message and support, advice and information, advocacy and where available access to young carers groups These are national trends and do not refer specifically to Stirling. 6

13 Looked after children and young people Circumstances which lead to children becoming 'looked after and accommodated' vary widely, and they can be placed in various settings, depending on the child s circumstances and needs. Those looked after away from home can lack stability and the chance to put down roots, and being moved from one care setting to another can be damaging. 16 An example from practice: Forthnightly Tik Tak session (Wednesday evenings 5.30pm-7.30/8pm) are facilitated in partnership with Barnardos provide support, advice and guidance on issues affecting them as well as providing them with opportunities for learning and development in aspects of independent living skills as well as providing them with social opportunities. Nationally research tells us that on average, 30 per cent of young single homeless people have been looked after and 20 per cent of care leavers experience some form of homelessness within two years of ceasing to be looked after. 17 Looked after young people experience other common difficulties: Children looked after by local authorities have significantly poorer physical, mental and emotional health than their peers, and a much lower uptake of health services. 18 School attendance rate is lower, and exclusion rate is higher compared to the general population, and they leave school with fewer qualifications. 19 An example Looked from practice: after children continue to need care well into young adulthood. Work is currently ongoing through the Corporate Parenting Strategy to make changes Work Club and is a improve 16+ learning outcomes opportunity for these run by very Youth vulnerable Services, children. for young people needing support to access the labour market. As well as supporting job search skills, Work Club offers dedicated motivational, confidence Children building and self Young awareness People sessions At Risk to help young people learn about their skills, qualities and aspirations and how to present these in applications, cvs and interviews. This is achieved through small group sessions and individual support. Action to reduce risk in children s lives and enhance protection not only enables them to achieve their potential, but also reduce the chances of involvement in crime, substance misuse and other problem behaviour SWIA The health of looked after and accommodated children and young people in Scotland Jun 2006 from

14 We know what we need to do. We need to prevent the causes of offending by giving every child the best start in life. We need to intervene early with children and families at risk to give them the support they need to thrive. We need to give young people more positive choices and chances, and build their capacity to capitalise on opportunity. For the small number of young people who pose a serious threat to themselves and their communities, we need to intervene quickly and effectively to turn their lives around. Source: Preventing Offending by Young People: A Framework for Action Jun Examples of young people at risk include those who are living in substance misusing households, homeless, those with low self esteem, those misusing substances themselves, those who are offending, and those with poor sexual health. Support is provided by Council services as well as third sector organisations such as Barnardo's 22. An example from practice: As well as improved musical ability, there is evidence that Big Noise is having a positive impact on children s personal and social development, including increased confidence, self-esteem, a sense of achievement and pride, improved social skills, team working skills and expanded social networks." Source: Evaluation of Big Noise 23 The impact of homelessness on young people s health and life chances is considerable, and evidence 24 suggests that homeless young people are particularly vulnerable to: poor mental health poor physical health risk taking behaviour (such as self neglect, self-harming, suicide, sexual risk behaviour, substance use and criminal activity) being a victim of crime exclusion from education, employment and social support. In response to the complex and multidimensional causes and effects of poverty, Stirling Council and Stirling Community Planning Partnership have approved a Tackling Poverty Framework for Stirling 25. The framework was developed out of a desire to take a broad and holistic approach to address the factors that increase the likelihood of poverty, and at the same time take action to minimise impacts on individuals, families, households and communities Barnardos Freagarrach project data/assets/pdf_file/0007/66364/lifechancereport.pdf, data/assets/pdf_file/0009/48627/factsheet_young_people_and_homelessness_nov_20 05.pdf

15 Components of the framework include a commitment to tackle poverty in mainstream budgets, maintaining a poverty and deprivation profile, a programme of awareness raising and mapping our current approaches. Action to improve outcomes for children and families is core to the framework. Children and families are expected to be amongst the groups of people suffering the worst impacts of welfare reform: joint action across the Community Planning Partnership is therefore a high priority. Supporting children, young people and their families is one of the key strands of an integrated area action approach currently being developed in Cultenhove. Youth Justice Youth Justice very broadly describes the range of practices and procedures for dealing with young people involved in or at risk of being involved in offending. 26 Source: Scottish Government Whole Systems Approach 27 By working together to build more consistent approaches to prevent and reduce offending by children and young people, we can support those who offend with early and effective interventions and provide robust solutions for those who present the greatest risk. A local Early and Effective Intervention for Youth offending (8-16 year olds) pilot was introduced December The aim was to ensure that when a child is identified for committing a crime, all available information about that child and their circumstances is shared by partner agencies. By doing this, partners will be able to identify the risk factors which are impacting on that child s life and underlie the offending behaviour. An example from practice: Positive changes aims to meet the needs of young people when they need it, helping them to make positive changes in their lives and in their communities. The team offer year olds support to overcome problems with anti-social behaviour or criminal activity and can help young people who are having relationship difficulties with family, carers or the community. If a youth offends at a lower level the police can refer to Positive Changes, a team of social care and police based in Bannockburn, who offer early intervention to the child and their family to divert away from further offending. More Choices, More Chances More Choices, More Chances 28 is a national agenda about reducing the proportion of young people not in education employment or training (NEET) in Scotland

16 Rate of Known NEET by Local Authority Area 29 Area Scotland 10.8% 10.2% 9.1% 8.9% 7.9% 8.8% 10.0% 9.6% 9.7% Clackmannanshire 15.1% 13.7% 10.9% 12.4% 10.8% 12.5% 13.1% 13.0% 14.1% Falkirk 13.8% 12.2% 10.1% 9.3% 8.4% 9.5% 11.0% 10.5% 9.6% Fife 12.3% 11.3% 9.2% 9.2% 8.6% 9.6% 10.3% 10.3% 9.8% Stirling 8.5% 7.7% 7.6% 5.6% 5.2% 6.7% 6.4% 7.0% 6.8% West Lothian 11.6% 10.5% 11.0% 10.4% 10.6% 11.3% 12.0% 10.4% 10.0% Source: School Leavers Destinations Publication, Department for Work and Pensions 30 More Choices More Chances (MCMC) Partnership An example from practice: The MCMC Partnership is the multi-agency strategic group which co-ordinates, plans and manages delivery of the More Choices More Chances strategy to increase the proportion of young people in positive and sustained destinations beyond school. MCMC aims to ensure that the learning and wider support systems deliver better outcomes for children and young people who face barriers to learning, enabling them to progress through education to further learning, training or employment. The Stirling MCMC Partnership aims to increase young people s chances of entering and sustaining a positive destination, by ensuring that: Curriculum for Excellence provides opportunities to young people under 18 that are tailored to individual need, with flexibility and appropriate support for every young person Every young person has a clear pathway into learning post 16; with supported transitions and sustained opportunities The right support is available to young people to find out about, engage with and sustain education, employment and training; Sources: Stirling MCMC Partnership Child protection Child protection in Clackmannanshire and Stirling is overseen by the Clackmannanshire and Stirling Child Protection Committee (CPC) which is a multi-agency forum responsible for the development, co-ordination and review of child protection inter-agency policy and practice. 32 Key members of the CPC are also members of the Joint Children and Young Peoples Partnership The combination of these sources is likely to underestimate the number of year olds not in employment, education or training by approximately 20-25%. Please see for further information 31 Scottish Government (2009): More Choices More Chances / 16+ Learning Choices: A Self-Evaluation Toolkit for Continuous Improvement; Stirling MCMC Partnership (2011) Terms of Reference This is noted in Appendix A 10

17 3 CONCLUSION - ACTIONS & OUTCOMES This section reflects on the agreed priorities and objectives for integrating services to children and young people over the period of the 2013 plan. It also links the Scottish Government national vision statements, with local priorities. 3.1 Priorities Taking into consideration recent inspections and ongoing self-evaluations the following priorities have been identified: Ensure that GIRFEC principles and processes are embedded in all partner organisations. Improve targeted services for vulnerable children especially in the area of early intervention. Reducing youth unemployment/improving positive destinations Drive forward the integration of services across Clackmannanshire and Stirling to improve outcomes for services users. This strategy is not the end of the planning process; rather it gives a broad overview of the current situation, and sets out a framework for establishing the structures and processes to help take things forward. Actions: Protect children and young people from neglect and abuse, and support those experiencing abuse. Support parents, carers, and their families Support children affected by parents and other family members substance misuse Improve educational attainment and positive destinations of school leaver Ensure children, parents and carers are involved in and consulted about key decisions that affect them Develop systems that ensures children will receive the most appropriate services at the most appropriate time Improve access to services Reduce children and young people's substance misuse Promote positive mental health and emotional wellbeing Support young people to reduce offending 3.2 Monitoring & Evaluation Moving forward in 2013? 'Shaping Stirling 2014' the Councils strategic plan 34 has informed the priorities for this plan, and the development of long term planning beyond A more detailed breakdown of the priorities including actions and outcomes can be found in Appendix B. Monitoring of this action plan will be undertaken through the Implementation partnership documents/temporary-uploads/chief-executives-office/shapingstiling2014.pdf 11

18 APPENDIX A Partners involved in the Children & Young People's Implementation Partnership Agency Title Name Joint Child Protection Committee Member Clackmannanshire Assistant Head of Kevin Kelman and Stirling Shared Education (Chair) Services - Education Principal Alison Russell Psychologist Service Managers Lesley Gibb Clackmannanshire and Stirling Shared Services - Social Services Central Scotland Police Links to other strategic partnerships More Choices More Chances Corporate Parenting Corporate Parenting Early Years Collaborative Sharon GIRFEC Johnston Service Manager Michael Early Years Collaborative Grassom GIRFEC Corporate Parenting Policy Officer Carol Johnson Early Years Collaborative Service Manager Sara Lovelock Community Safety Child Protection Service Manager Joan Lyle Corporate Parenting Fostering & Adoption Service Manager Strategy Chris Sutton GIRFEC Corporate Parenting CPC Lead Stirling Anne Salter Violence Against Women and Clackmannanshire PDU Manager Alison Upton GIRFEC Children's Rights Andrea Priestly Youth Partnership Officer EEI Coordinator Neil McKinlay GIRFEC Catriona Paton ACPOS Barnardos Manager Mary Boyd GIRFEC NHS- Lead Nurse Glynis Gordon Community Health Partnership Clackmannanshire & Corporate Parenting Stirling CHP Head of Nutrition & Morag Dietetics MacKellar Stirling Council Housing Carol Hamilton Alcohol & Drug Partnership Corporate Parenting Policy Officer Christine MacLean Poverty Partnership Community Planning Service Manager Youth Services Bill Miller Youth Partnership Corporate Parenting Business Tony Morrison Development Social Care Princess Royal Trust Manager May Kirkwood Carers Info Strategy SCRA Children's Reporter Pauline Proudfoot 12

19 APPENDIX B - Monitoring & Evaluation ACTIONS & OUTCOMES 1.0 Actions Protect children and young people from neglect and abuse, and Lead Sara Lovelock Outcome 1.1 Reduction in the neglect & abuse of children and young people support those experiencing abuse. & Child Protection 1.2 Children and young people are helped by the actions taken in immediate response to concerns Committee 1.3 Children and young people benefit from strategies to minimise harm. 2.0 Support parents, carers, and their families Michael Grassom & GIRFEC 3.0 Support children affected by parents and other family members Carol Hamilton & ADP substance misuse 4.0 Improve educational attainment and positive destinations of Kevin Kelman school leaver & Corporate Parenting 5.0 Ensure children, parents and carers are involved in and consulted about key decisions that affect them More Choices More Chances Andrea Preistly & Corporate Parenting 2.1 Vulnerable children and families benefit from early intervention and support strategies 3.1 Support and education being provided to children and their families 4.1 Vulnerable young people benefit from staged intervention 4.2 Improve personal achievement for looked after children 4.3 Coordinated support plans 4.4 Improve partners understanding of barriers through the more operationally focussed planning that will take place through the Transition resource Group 4.5 Looked after children are supported into education, employment and training 5.1 Vulnerable young people are helped to voice their views 6.0 Develop systems that ensures children will receive the most Sara Lovelock & GIRFEC 6.1 Improved Identification of vulnerable young people. appropriate services at the most appropriate time Kevin Kelman & GIRFEC 6.2 Services are delivered that ensure children and young people are safe, nurtured, healthy, achieving, active, respected and responsible, and included. Chris Sutton & GIRFEC 6.3 Parents/carers and families report that they are satisfied with the quality of services provided and are receiving services that are well integrated at the point of delivery. GIRFEC 6.4 Use GIRFEC model of delivery to improve recording and sharing of information on all young people 7.0 Improve access to services GIRFEC 7.1 Barriers are removed that restrict access to services for children and young people 8.0 Reduce children and young people's substance misuse 9.0 Promote positive mental health and emotional wellbeing Michael Grassom & Corporate Parenting ADP Glynis Gordon & CHP Early Years Collaborative Allison Russell GIRFEC Allison Russell & GIRFEC 10.0 Support young people to reduce offending Michael Grassom & GIRFEC 8.1 Reduce the number of children looked after and accommodated/separated from parents 8.2 Provision of impartial, factual information about the effect of drugs to children &young people 9.1 Improvement of the health & well being of children & young people 9.2 Improvement in the range of services to children & young people 9.3 Support for children who have experienced trauma. 9.4 Improved coordination of care and access to services 9.5 Raised awareness of mental health & earlier identification of needs Young people reduce risk taking behaviour that leads to offending 13

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