Sefton Supporting Families Outcomes Framework 2022 to 2025
The new framework has been developed to achieve several aims.
- Increased focus on the current needs of families: The updated framework seeks to address the current needs of families, especially in the context of levelling up and recovering from the impact of Covid-19. Increasing the headline outcomes from six to ten reflects the complexity of families’ lives and the wide-ranging support provided by local authorities and their partners.
- Support the programme aims of helping to rebalance the demand levels in children’s services and levelling up support for families: The framework tackles the multiple and complex problems families face, such as unemployment, financial insecurity, risk of homelessness and educational inequality, as well as children and risk from abuse and exploitation and families who are experiencing domestic abuse.
- Improved consistency across all local authorities: The framework sets the standard for what outcomes families should be achieving and what problems local areas should be focusing on, for example the new framework puts a renewed focus on early years, housing, child exploitation, and substance use.
- Increased use of good evidence and data measures: Suggested data measures for both programme eligibility and successful outcomes allows for greater national comparison and wider sharing of good data practice across local authorities and across government departments.
- Validated measures: Throughout the framework reference is made to validated outcome measures. A validated measure is one that has been carefully tested to make sure that they produce reliable and accurate results and reduce the likelihood of any bias.
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Early Help Systems Guide
Our priorities have been identified through the multi-agency completion of the Early Help Systems Guide. The guide provides a framework for our multi agency Early Help Partnership Board to have partnership conversations and strategic planning sessions to support prioritisation. The guide provides a self-assessment tool to support discussion, reflection and action planning against key areas that have been shown to influence the effectiveness of early help