Integrated Locality Working
In Southend we believe that integrated working makes a real difference to the lives of children and young people.
We are committed to integrated working and Southend is a place where everyone supporting children and young people work together effectively to put the child at the centre of all services in order to meet their needs and improve their lives. Integrated working is achieved through collaboration and co-ordination at all levels and across all services to:
▪ Identify needs early
▪ Deliver a co-ordinated package of support for the child/young person
▪ Help to secure better outcomes
We will be using the following integrated tools which will help to ensure that the child or young person only has to tell their story once to get the support that they need:
▪ The Common Assessment Framework
▪ Information Sharing
▪ Lead Professional
▪ Multi-Agency Working
Delivery of integrated front-line working is provided across Southend through three 'localities'. The Southend Staged Intervention Model sets out a clear framework of roles and responsibilities for universal services, multi-agency teams, and specialist services for the earlier identification, intervention and safeguarding of children and young people with additional needs. These needs are identified through the Common Assessment Framework with the support of a Lead Professional working within the Child and Family Panel and Team around the Child and Family processes and ContactPoint. Southend is an early adopter for the implementation of eCAF , the electronic Common Assessment Framework.
Integrated locality-based governance is provided through Locality Partnership Boards. These boards meet on a termly basis and the membership includes Head Teachers, Police, Registered Social Landlords, Connexions, staff working in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS), Early Years workers, local community and voluntary sectors groups, young people and the Primary Care Trust. The Locality Partnership Boards produce a local action plan to address local needs and support the local delivery of the Children and Young People Plan.
Please click related downloads below for a copy of the locality map or our Integrated Locality Toolkit.