0-19 Early Help Advisory Board
THIS IS AN OPPORTUNITY FOR YOUNG BARNET FOUNDATION MEMBERS TO ATTEND THE 0-19 EARLY HELP ADVISORY BOARDS.
The information below is a reproduction of an email from LB of Barnet Council.
I would like to invite you to attend (or nominate an appropriate representative) the 0-19 Early Help Advisory Board(s) which are held in the East/Central Locality and West/South Locality on a quarterly basis. The dates for the next meetings are :-
West/South Locality Advisory Board
September 17th, 3.30pm – 5.00pm proposed to be at Norwood however this will be confirmed shortly
Norwood, The Kennedy Leigh Children & Family Centre and Pears Wing for Children
East/Central Locality Advisory Board
Tues 24TH Sept, 3.30pm at Barnet Early Years Alliance.
To drive the remodelling of 0-19 Early Help Services across the borough we established a strong multi-agency partnership through senior level membership and participation at the 0-19 Early Help Strategic Board. This commitment enabled us to develop and secure positive and active engagement from a wide range of partners in our Early Help Multi-Agency Panels at a case management level. The impact of that engagement has led to better information sharing and improved coordination of multi-agency interventions which reduces duplication of effort and is demonstrating positive impact on the children and families using our services as well as those providing them.
However, we still need to build partnership participation at an operational management level so we can encourage agencies to not only work together but to shape and coordinate the delivery of Early Help Services in each of the localities.
0-19 Early Help Advisory Boards have been established in the East/Central and South/West Localities; the Terms of Reference are attached. You will note the Advisory Boards provide a forum for agencies to meet and share information so we can better understand local need, identify gaps and target our collective resources. The Advisory Boards also provide an opportunity to engage and work alongside parents and young people representing their local communities.
We have achieved a great deal over the past 2 years and as a result we have grown stronger as a partnership, we are co-locating and have strengthened our agency interface. Achieving effective local delivery partnerships is the next step in the development of our model. So if you could please read the Terms of Reference and identify a named representative (Team Manager/Service Manager) from your agency to attend and participate in the Advisory Board meetings this would enable us to start shaping local Early Help delivery as a partnership.
If you could kindly share your nominations with Karen Pearson, Head of Service, 0-19 Early Help by 30th June 2019 this would be very much appreciated Karen.firstname.lastname@example.org
TERMS OF REFERENCE DOCUMENT CAN BE DOWNLOADED HERE