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Venue: Western Area Professional Centre, Stockbridge Road, Chichester
1. Welcome, apologies and minutes of last meeting (10 minutes)
2. Central updates from West Sussex Children’s Fund (10 minutes)
3. Local Commissioning Budget Update and feedback from NW1 commissioning group (10 minutes)
4. Expression of Interest Presentation from PACSO (20 minutes)
5. Review of NW1 Action Plan 05-06 (30 minutes)
6. Identifying Unmet Needs in NW1 (30 minutes)
7. Date / venue / agenda for next meeting (5 minutes)
8. Any other business (5 minutes)
LOCAL CONSULTATION & DELIVERY NETWORK 1
(Midhurst / Chichester)
Western Area Professional Centre, Stockbridge Road, Chichester.
on Monday 27th February 2006
Children’s Librarian, Chichester Library
Chichester District Council
West Sussex Children’s Fund
Chichester District Council
Chichester Child Contact Centre
Family Link Worker Service
Bella welcomed the group and introductions were made. Apologies were received from: Vanessa Wood (WSCC), Margaret Eva (Bourne Community College), Liz Sullivan (Family Learning), Verity Brewer (WSX PCT), Susannah Conway (4children), Courteney Bowler (WSCC), Amanda Eastaugh (Downland Housing).
Minutes of Previous Meeting & Matters Arising
2. Children’s Fund Updates
Participation Service – West Sussex Children’s Fund have been successfully awarded the Participation Service contract for 06-08. A participation worker will be appointed – the job advert will be circulated to network members. Spurgeons Childcare will work in partnership to deliver the young people’s advisory groups.
Local Area Agreement (LAA) and Child and Young Person’s Plan –
· West Sussex Children’s Fund Co-ordination and Management Board (CMG) have now signed the Local Area Agreement – it has now gone to GOSE for approval. The CMG will oversee the Children’s Fund Budget for 06-07.
· The Children and Young Person’s Plan is now under its second consultation period.
3. Local Commissioning Budget 06-07
Action: PACSO to be invited to attend the next NW1 Children’s Fund meeting to give a presentation on their project and to explain how funding will be used in further detail.
Expression of interest: NW1 Children’s Fund 06-08. Total funding currently allocated £17,000 per annum
Name of project / organ.
Brief project description
Comments from Network
Peaceworks – Peer mediation
Development of conflict resolution, listening and life skills through a school-curriculum based project. 2 peer mediation schemes to be launched in Selsey (Seal and Medmerry Schools) and deliver module 1 inputs at East Witterings and Portfield Schools
Up to £10,721.50 per year
£5,000 for 06-07 and £5,000 for 07-08 could be applied for. Peaceworks to actively try and work with schools in Selsey locality (Sidlesham, East Witterings, West Witterings, Manhood, Seal, Medmerry) to ensure locality delivery. Several children from he primaries also feed Chi High Girls, Chi High Boys and well as Bishop Luffa. Chris highlighted the recruitment and retention of peer mediator trainers was an issue. Bella Cobby offered to investigate the advertisement of these on WSGFL.
Chichester Library – homework helper
Free access to ICT hardware and software, fee broadband internet access, introductory lessons to on-line learning for parents and children and support for completing homework. Homework help offered on Tuesday evenings (promoted for Yr6 and 7 at all schools in Chichester) + parent / carers introductory sessions. Funding for more data sockets + 4 more laptops (H/W support to be promoted for Year 5 and 8 children.)
£5,000 for 06-07 for computers and data sockets to create children’s and young person’s study area, £5,000 for 07-08 for staff salaries to support Homework Support Sessions could be applied for. It is hoped they will be able to run twice a week and from 4.00pm. Young person’s evening at Selsey Library to be trialed this academic year with possible rollout at Southbourne and Witterings next academic year. Homework support at Chichester library to be promoted at all primary and secondary schools in Chichester locality for Yr5 – 8.
With current 4pm – 6pm homework support arrangements transport for children was noted to be an issue. Sarah Day offered to feed this back to Chichester District transport forum.
Chichester Child Contact centre
Provision of a safe, neutral place where children of separated families can spend time with their non-resident parent where there is no other viable alternative. Open fortnightly on Saturday mornings for 3 hours. Funding for general running costs.
From the discussion it was felt that the Contact Centre needed to look at its sustainability plan. It was suggested that a total funding of £2,000 for 06-07 could be applied for with the idea that by 2007 the centre would be sustainable. £1,000 should be use for running costs and £1,000 for sustainability planning and promotion of the service. Referrals to the centre should also be taken form JAT and FLWS and other early intervention services – promotion of the service would therefore be needed. Solicitors should be encouraged to apply for legal aid funding for the centre from the families who are referred – this could be through a fund raising event. The centres evaluation strategy could also be strengthened by telephone contact following a visit to the centre to ensure comments from users are noted.
PACSO (Parents and Carers Support Organisation
Support for parent and carers of a child or young person with a disability. After school club, monthly Saturday club, fundays during Easter and Christmas, summer holiday programme and half term films. Funding for playworkers at 10 Saturday clubs per year and the cost of office hire and fees. Clubs cater for 45 children (5-15 years) with additional needs and their siblings.
PACSO to be invited to attend next CF NW1 meeting (24th April 06) to give a presentation / answer questions relating to the proposal.
Action: Bella to contact Peaceworks, Chichester Child Contact Centre and Chichester Homework Library Club to ask for full commissioning proposals by March 13th, 2006.
Action: Clare Skerritt, Sharon Errington kindly have offered their support to assess full commissioning forms on March 14th, 10.00am Durban House.
No new unmet needs or commissioning priorities were identified for the area at this time.
4. Date / venue of next meeting
Next meeting: Monday 24th April 2006, 10am – 12 noon at Western Area Professional Centre, Chichester
5. AOB – Jo Losack – Chichester Youth Council have been given a small amount of funding (£100 a term) for young people’s projects run by young people. Please contact Jo for further details
For Attention of Network 1 Children's Fund Members
Sent on behalf of Bella Cobby
Dear Children's Fund Network 1 members
Please find attached the minutes from the recent Network 1 (Chichester / Midhurst) Children's Fund Meeting. Please note the next full meeting will be Monday 24th April, 10am - 12pm at Western Area Professional Centre, Stockbridge Road, Chichester. If you would like to be part of the commissioning assessment group (meeting arranged for March 14th), please feel free to contact me.
(See attached file: 27th Feb 06 N1 Mins of Mtg.doc)
Bella Cobby | Extended Schools / West Sussex Children's Fund | Location: Room 16, Durban House, South Bersted Business Park, Durban Road, Bognor Regis, PO22 9RE
Internal Tel No: 42606 | Outside: 01243 642606 | E-mail: email@example.com
Sent: Tuesday, March 07, 2006 1:17:50 PM
To: Brewer Verity; Graham.Vagg@westsussex.gov.uk; Brooks Kathryn;
Davies Alison; Sharon.Reynolds@westsussex.gov.uk; Cassidy Paulette;
ArunArts@hotmail.co.uk; Parsons John
Cc: Palmer Sue (WSCC)
Subject: Young people's project
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Thank you to those who attended the meeting yesterday, It was great to have different ideas and perspectives (integrated working at its best!) We now have a clear idea of the planning that needs to take place with the schools.
thanks again for all the work everyone has put it -this is looking really good!
all the best
Integrated Services Manager
Families and Schools Support
Direct Line: 01243 642577
Mobile 07834 681844
Notes of Mental Health Project Team Meeting 6th March 2006
Sharon Reynolds, Connexions, Alison Davies, Primary Mental Health Worker; Anita Haigh, Healthy Schools; Courteney Bowler, Integrated Services Manager; Peter Godfrey, Arun Youth Theatre Forum; Verity Brewer, Public Health Manager
Paulette Cassidy, School Nurse; Kate Brooks, primary Mental Health worker
Funding can be carried over into the next financial year, though the project should be completed as soon as possible
Preparation in lessons (What mental health awareness do young people already have? how many teachers? Would they want guidance on this?)
Draw and write activity-prompt questions, find out attitudes. Could measure again at the end
Should we meet with teachers who will be involved?
It would be possible to attend a performance by appointment.
This has a clear structure with ground rules. The play is performed by young people so has credibility (they use the same language etc) There is a narrator/joker who passes questions and ideas on to the players ensuring the audience is still at a distance.
Project team will attend.
Provide list of services (not all as some do not give out direct numbers) + advice that they can access through school nurse, pastoral staff, GP etc
Divide into groups with young people from Arun Youth Theatre forum to lead each group with low key assistance from project team
Gain immediate feedback from young people
2. After ‘internalising’-when? same day or later in class ?
Further questions for young people…
Whats your preferred method of getting info (chat room?Internet?friends? teachers? Parents?) What sort of info do young people need about mental health services? Would you know who to talk to at school? Outside school?
Young people could design a leaflet to be distributed at school
3. After 3 or 4 weeks:
Primary Mental Health workers to offer a drop in.
Further discussion with groups/individuals about value of project.
Similar performance for parents?
Contact the Information Services in Bognor -Sue d’A
Contact the Information Services in Chichester discuss project and their application for funding-Sue d’A (on Courteney’s behalf)
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SurreySusxTr; Smith Alison (5FJ) Hastings St. Leonards PCT;
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Cc: Mike Wood; Mattock Carole (Q19)SYSXHA; Samantha Riley
Subject: FW: White Paper audit of services for disabled children
Dear Children's Lead
Mike Wood, Director of Service Improvement and Carole Mattock, Head of NSFs
is currently on holiday and I have picked up this email addressed to Mike.
Not sure, considering the tight deadline, if you are able to assist with
supply of this information. Please let me have your response by close of
business Monday 5 June.
Regards Samantha Riley
Deputy Director of Performance Improvement
Personal Assistant to Mike Wood
Director of Service Improvement
Surrey and Sussex Strategic Health Authority
Tel: 01293 778803
Fax: 01293 778888
From: Kate Green [mailto:Kate.Green@selondon.nhs.uk]
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To: Christina.Craig@agwsha.nhs.uk; email@example.com;
Subject: White Paper audit of services for disabled children
I have been asked by Yvette Marks at DH to identify some SHA
Performance Directors who would be willing to offer comments on the
attached, by 6 June. I apologise for the rather tight deadline. If you
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Very many thanks - do let me know if I can be of any further
Administrator, Office of the SHAs
020 7716 7079
Administrator, Office of the SHAs
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Date of Release: 17 March 2006 Reference: 797
CHILDREN LEARN HOW TO SAVE LIVES
Chichester District Council is giving 1,100 children from 50 local schools the opportunity to experience what it feels like to deal with a real-life emergency and cope with hazardous situations within a safe environment.
The Safety And Me (SAM) junior citizens event, which finishes on Wednesday 22 March, is currently taking place at The Venue, Spur Road, on Quarry Lane Industrial Estate in Chichester.
Year 5 Primary School children from around the district are practising many different skills as part of the annual event. These include making a 999 telephone call, planning how to escape from a fire in the home, placing a body in the recovery position and using a water rescue technique.
SAM is a partnership event organised and funded by Chichester District Council, Western Sussex Primary Care Trust, Sussex Police and West Sussex Fire & Rescue. Other partners include West Sussex Road Safety Team, Westgate Leisure Centre and Sussex Ambulance Service.
Councillor Heather Caird, Health Portfolio Holder, said:
“It’s vital that children are encouraged to take some responsibility for their own safety from an early age and the Safety And Me event enables us to specifically target children. The organisations we work with are extremely experienced in communicating these safety messages and the children really enjoy taking part.”
John Kingdon, Head of Environmental Health Services, said:
“‘Safety and Me’ comprises ten hazard scenarios including road safety, healthy eating, fire safety, stranger danger, responding to an accident, rail safety and water safety. The purpose of the event is to ensure that children pay attention to safety hazards that often don’t get the most publicity. Most children know not to talk to strangers but they ignore the continuous danger from cars and water.”
Imogen Stephens, Western Sussex PCT’s Director of Public Health, said:
“This event is a really important part of our health promotion activities targeting young people. We know from the success of previous events that sharing messages about accident prevention in this way leaves some really powerful memories with the children.
For more information please contact: Michelle Harris, Public Relations Assistant,
Chichester District Council on 01243 534754.
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