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Referrals, assessments and social services
for children in Wales, 2015-16

Referrals, assessments and social services for children in Wales, 2015-16

The Network has reviewed all of the national social services data returns submitted by local authorities and requirements for data have been developed in line with the implementation of the Act. In relation to the main data sources for this release (PM1 data returns), the Network agreed reduced data requirements for 2015-16 so as to lessen the burden on local authorities for one year prior to the introduction of new performance information requirements from 2016-17 onwards (when local authorities will no longer report on PM1). From April 2016, local authorities are required to collect the performance measures detailed in the Code of Practice in relation to social services performance issued under the Act.
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Referrals, assessments and social services for children in Wales, 2014-15

Referrals, assessments and social services for children in Wales, 2014-15

Children provided with services Children ‘in need’ are defined in the Children Act 1989, which placed a statutory duty on local authorities to 'safeguard and promote the welfare of children within their area who are in need'. The Act defines a child in need as a child that is unlikely to achieve or maintain, or have the opportunity of achieving or maintaining, a reasonable standard of health or development without the provision of services by a local authority. Local authorities provide a wide range of support services for children and families, ranging from placing a child on a Child Protection Register or looking after it by providing accommodation and parental care to day care, home helps or the provision of assistance with holidays.
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Care and Social Services Inspectorate Wales

Care and Social Services Inspectorate Wales

A very small number of referrals had been made by the agency that had led to investigations taking place in accordance with safeguarding procedures. In each instance, the agency fulfilled its role effectively within those procedures. The level of experience and expertise within the agency to prepare and support adopters in understanding the experience of children and to support their positive personal development was commendable. Feedback from a wide ranging consultation exercise with adopters and with placing local authorities would indicate particular strength in this area.
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Adoptions, outcomes and placements for
children looked after by local authorities in
Wales, 2015-16: 05 October 2016: SDR 132/2016

Adoptions, outcomes and placements for children looked after by local authorities in Wales, 2015-16: 05 October 2016: SDR 132/2016

New forms – Local authority social services data collections 3. Revisions Occasionally, revisions can occur due to errors in our statistical processes or when a data supplier notifies the Welsh Government that they have submitted incorrect information. In these cases, a judgment is made as to whether the change is significant enough to publish a revised statistical release. Where changes are not deemed to be significant, figures will be corrected if they appear in future releases. However minor amendments to the figures may be reflected in the StatsWales tables prior to the next release.
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Columbus Area Social Services Resources For Referrals

Columbus Area Social Services Resources For Referrals

2955 Switzer Ave. Area served: No boundaries. Intake: walk-in 12:30 p.m.- 3:00 p.m., Mon.-Fri., last 15 days of month. Services: Food and clothing pantry provides short-term emergency food supply once a month, and clothing for adults and children. Seniors ages 60 and older may come more than once per month. No third-party pick-up. Must bring a picture ID (driver’s license, wel- fare ID, work ID, etc.), proof of address for each adult in household (utility bill, medical card, lease, etc.), proof of family size (social security cards, medical card, birth certificates, etc.), and verification of need (if employed, recent pay stub and rent receipt or lease; if on assistance programs, document confirming current situation, award letter or health care). For more information contact 252-2500. Southside Community Ministries, St. Paul UCC
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Wales Children in Need Census, 2015

Wales Children in Need Census, 2015

What are the potential uses of these statistics? 9. Local authorities will be able to use the census data in conjunction with other information to analyse and plan their patterns of activity children’s social services and compare their children in need populations with that of other local authorities. A focus on outcomes such as this census provides will enable local authorities to develop a clear picture of the effectiveness of their current social work practice and commissioned services. It may also help them to find the right balance between the services for children in need, and those more intensive services, such as for looked after children.
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Care and Social Services Inspectorate Wales

Care and Social Services Inspectorate Wales

The activities and the main room layout with direct access to a secure outdoor play area gave choice and variety of learning opportunities. Individual children have their needs assessed and met by staff working closely with parents towards integration into the group. Children had opportunities to be active and positively occupied during free play and a small group were observed in the home corner totally engrossed in their activities talking about cooking. There was an additional room equipped for older children used mainly by the after school club.

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Care and Social Services Inspectorate Wales

Care and Social Services Inspectorate Wales

We saw that the children were occupied and had plenty of interesting things to do, since the staff planned a variety of activities that were appropriate for their age. We saw activity plans, pictures and numerous examples of craft work that all provided evidence of the varied and stimulating activities offered. Amongst the activities observed were reading stories, singing, pasting and colouring and playing outdoors. We also saw that some of the babies had visited the sensory room during the morning and some of the older children went out for a walk after lunch to look at different houses, since the theme was homes.
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Care and Social Services Inspectorate Wales

Care and Social Services Inspectorate Wales

Quality Of Leadership and Management This inspection focused on the experience of the children who use the service and the Quality of Life at the setting. It was not considered necessary to look at the Quality of of Leadership and Management on this occasion because no issues were highlighted prior to the inspection. However, we did note that a walkway had been established around the perimeter of the hall so that the children’s activities are not interrupted , fire exits are kept clear at all times in order to exit the building safely, a separate visitors book and record of fire drills are kept for the playgroup. It was also noted that The Person in Charge had attended the following courses:
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Care and Social Services Inspectorate Wales

Care and Social Services Inspectorate Wales

The provider’s self-assessment confirmed compliance with fire, electrical, gas, water, environmental health, COSHH and clinical waste certificates / testing regimes. The inspector observed however that one fire door had been left wedged open. This was immediately addressed and staff and service users to be reminded to keep fire doors closed. Risk assessments need to be undertaken where necessary for any upstairs windows without window restrictors.

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Care and Social Services Inspectorate Wales

Care and Social Services Inspectorate Wales

assessments were in place for nutrition, pressure sore risk, falls and manual handling. Where high risks have been identified a care plan was in place with the action required by staff to minimise the risk. The 4 care plans had been reviewed monthly. In one care plan there had been a gap of 4 months where no review had taken place in the latter part of 2011. The manager is reminded that all care plans must be reviewed and updated at least once per month in line with the regulations.

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Care and Social Services Inspectorate Wales

Care and Social Services Inspectorate Wales

Quality Of Life Overall, we (CSSIW) found that the outcomes for children were positive. Children were at ease with staff and benefited from a caring approach in a homely environment. Children have opportunities for freely chosen, unstructured and self-directed play. This is because the nursery provides children with free access to a good range of toys and activities. We observed that children chose what they wanted to play with and moved between activity tables as they wished. Tables were set up with various activities, including dinosaur play, magnetised construction toys, abacuses and a game called Interlocking Stars. We saw that children were able to decide for themselves whether they moved on to a different activity table. However, we saw that although the nursery had painting equipment available it was not set up for children to be able to use it freely.
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Case Study of Children of Referrals to Health Services: An Individualizing Design?

Case Study of Children of Referrals to Health Services: An Individualizing Design?

One needs to value the diversity of our children which, according to Machado (2013) start the multiplicity of livings through questions, trials and curiosities, but this is rebuked in the current logic of ruling operation of schools. Multiplicity of experiences becomes to be unwanted and becomes controlled, so such full development would not be harmed? Although, we have not opted for an approach to the discussion in this study. We believe that a Vygostki’s historical-cultural perspective, development occurs through learning and this in turn happens in the social context to which a person lives; thus we can argue that in an environment where the child is pre- vented from experience through social relations, from different forms of expression, his/her development would be harmed or at least minimized to what it is expected from her—not excel standardization.
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Innovation in social care assessments for disabled children

Innovation in social care assessments for disabled children

Local authorities needed to be willing to change, and have buy-in from senior leadership. It was vital to have local authorities on board with the project that were receptive to improvement and willing to think differently about how to provide services. Accommodation from both professionals and parent carers was required to arrive at solutions that were realistic and effective. This flexibility was more likely to occur if senior staff embraced the idea of making change at the beginning of the project and gave the project full support. Bromley, Cornwall, Enfield and York benefitted from this senior management buy-in throughout the programme however West Sussex experienced inconsistency in this area which was detrimental to the development of their test approach in phase 2 (1 April to 30 September 2016).
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Rethinking child protection strategy: Designing a sustainable framework for children’s social care referrals and assessments'

Rethinking child protection strategy: Designing a sustainable framework for children’s social care referrals and assessments'

Two projects: ‘Safer Children?’ which looked at the process of decision-making in relation to referrals by education providers, and Our 2014-2016 Economic and Social Research Council-funded study ‘Rethinking Child Protection Strategy’ (Grant number ES/M000990/1) where we looked at the national picture in relation to child protection and safeguarding referrals, assessments and outcomes.

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A STRAIGHTFORWARD QUESTIONNAIRE FOR FAMILY ASSESSMENTS AT SOCIAL SERVICES ORGANIZATIONS

A STRAIGHTFORWARD QUESTIONNAIRE FOR FAMILY ASSESSMENTS AT SOCIAL SERVICES ORGANIZATIONS

In order to examine the perception regarding parenting skills, children’s social skills, and community involvement of a sample of families receiving services at a non-profit organization in Puerto Rico during 2012, a family assessment questionnaire was developed and administered to a non-probability sample of voluntary subjects. The self- administered questionnaire consisted of 27 closed-ended questions with multiple choice and Likert scales. The Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) was used for data entry and analysis. The self-administered questionnaires were completed by 97 subjects.
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Disparities in utilization of social determinants of health referrals among children in immigrant families

Disparities in utilization of social determinants of health referrals among children in immigrant families

Navigators are rigorously trained in use of 2 comprehensive online social service databases, from which the navigator is able to provide contact information for families with social needs. In addition, the navigator can send direct e-referrals to partner community-based organizations (CBO). Common needs include public benefits such as: Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC), Social Security Insurance (SSI), Medicaid and other health insurances, legal assistance, immigration assistance, tax assistance, Home Energy Assistance program (HEAP)/ Energy Share applications, childcare, adult education classes, after school programs, and counseling services. When a positive screen with a caregiver requesting help was identified, navigators would conduct an initial “intake” call to obtain detailed information within 48 h and then research potential resources. Identified resources with contact information were provided within 1 week after the intake call. Resource navigators also conducted follow-up phone calls every 2 weeks for a total of 8 weeks to ascertain progress on the referral and/or provide alternative resources, as needed. Lastly, the final “follow-up call” was performed at 3 months post-intake to assess the status of the referral. Three attempts are made for each follow- up call to refer caregivers to appropriate resources or check the status of a previous referral. The Navigator documents all screening information, follow-up call information and outcomes of each call in a HIPAA- compliant, IRB-approved data registry. Measures
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eWOM & Referrals in Social Network Services

eWOM & Referrals in Social Network Services

comments, diaries, tips or photos has become a frequent practice for a growing number of travelers. Though the percentage of travelers that share their experiences at a global level may be relatively small (many will do the same online but with their circle of friends only in social networks such as Facebook or Twitter), a much higher percentage of users do read

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Initial teacher education in Wales, 2015/16

Initial teacher education in Wales, 2015/16

England 200 190 160 165 180 All 975 955 850 750 690 Total 1,795 (r) 1,915 1,810 1,715 1,610 Source: HESA Student Record (d) Students from Wales studying in Northern Ireland or Scotland have been included in the totals. (a) From 2013/14 there was a small change in how Open University students living in Wales were identified. (b) Figures are enrolments on Initial Teacher Education courses leading to Qualified Teacher Status. (c) Mae'r data wedi'u talgrynnu i'r 5 agosaf. Defnyddir y rhifau crai i gyfrifo'r cyfansymiau ac fe allant ymddangos fel nad ydynt yn cyfateb. StatsWales  The number of new students from Wales training as secondary school teachers dropped by 34% over 5 years for those studying in Wales, but only dropped by 11% for those studying in England.  The number of students from Wales that studied in England increased over the past 5 years. 3 in 10 first year ITE students from Wales studied in England in 2015/16, up from 2 in 10 in 2011/12. Table C.2: Home region and country of study of first years from Wales on ITE courses in the UK, 2015/16 Home region Wales England Total North Wales 200 165 360
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Examination results in Wales, 2015/16 (Provisional)

Examination results in Wales, 2015/16 (Provisional)

Only qualifications awarded up to the 31 August are included. New awards after that date, as well as any re-sits or re-marks after that date, are not included. Up to 2005/06, the statistics include GCSEs, GCSE short course, GNVQs and NVQs only. From 2006/07, the statistics include all qualifications approved for pre-16 or 16-18 use in Wales. The introduction of the wider definition has meant the inclusion of a larger range of qualifications and thus an increase in the headline indicators of performance. An explanation of the different types of qualifications can be found at the GOV.UK website.
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