3-Jan-23 | News

Congratulations to Bracknell Forest Area Partnership

Congratulations Bracknell Area Partnership for attaining Youth Justice SEND Quality Mark Status

Bracknell Forest Area Partnership must be praised for the way they have used the Quality Assurance Framework over time to lever systemic improvement.

Initial benchmarking highlighted clear strengths, but also highlighted critical areas of development. The Quality Assurance process was used to explore opportunities to review and develop practice, especially with the SEND Team, and to develop further inter-service relationships.

One of the key developments has been the establishment of a multi-disciplinary Youth Justice Team Education Panel, with wide representation including co-located specialists, Education Welfare, Safeguarding and SEND. The opportunities to identify and intervene earlier, and with greater impact, continue to be prioritised, aligned 100% to the ambitions signaled by the Child First agenda, both within Youth Offending Services and across the area teams.

The Case Studies submitted as part of a detailed and comprehensive evidence base illustrate clearly how teams around the neediest and most challenging children coordinate their activity and work together to secure better outcomes, be they education, health or safe-guarding driven.

Colocated specialists, for example from CAHMS and SaLT, continue to play a vital role not only in serving individual children, but also in the professional development of the frontline managers.

It is clear that Bracknell Forest Area Partnership is well on its way to securing Quality Lead status in the near future.

Well done Bracknell Forest!