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17/02/2005
The Children Act

‘The Children Act – Improving the Future for Children’ Video CD is now available to request.

This 90-minute programme includes discussion panels, interviews and case studies. It provides you the advice and guidance of policy leaders from the DfES, the leading support agencies and representative bodies, and from frontline professionals already piloting Children’s Directorates, IRT and ISA Trailblazers.

The Children Act – Improving the Future

With The Children Act now in force, it is incumbent on county and tier one authorities, education, social services and health departments to work together to deliver an enhanced level of service for Children. This programme discusses the policy and organisational issues facing local authorities and the many complementary agencies involved, together with the practicalities of coordinating and managing delivery of service in the field.

The programme is available to view now online on eGovTV.tv: http://www.egovtv.tv/site_scripts/20050124/registration_form.php

Panel Discussion : The Children Act – Moving Forward Led by the Department for Education and Skills, this panel discusses the major milestones for establishing a Children’s Services organisation and the timetable for implementation expected by the DfES. It reviews the major organisational concerns for authorities with advice and assistance that will be available from the DfES and supporting agencies and professional bodies.

The panellists are:

  • Tom Jeffery, Director General for Children, Young People & Families, DfES
  • Cynthia Welbourn, Corporate Director North Yorkshire Education Service, President of ConfEd
  • Richard Balfe, Head of Children’s Services, Department of Health
  • Tony Hunter, President, Association of Directors of Social Services, Liverpool City Council
  • Nigel Druce, Strategic Adviser, Social Services, Improvement & Development Agency
  • Roy Lilley, Independent Writer & Broadcaster

Panel Discussion: Children’s Services – Establishing Operations With several Children’s Services Trailblazers already underway, what experiences can be learnt and applied by other authorities? What does the ideal Children’s Service team look like and how best to engage with the other agencies involved? What sort of infrastructure is required to effectively share information and coordinate delivery of services between the disparate teams, departments and agencies now responsible for working together for Children?

The panellists are:

  • Tony Hunter, President, Association of Directors of Social Services, Liverpool City Council
  • Nigel Druce, Strategic Adviser, Social Services, Improvement & Development Agency
  • Jim Haslem, Chief Executive, Local e-Government Standards Body
  • David Grigsby, Head of Public Sector Solutions, Liquidlogic
  • Willie Clinton, Director, Visionware plc
  • Trevor Gordon, FAME Programme Manager, London Borough of Lewisham
  • Roy Lilley, Independent Writer & Broadcaster

Interview – Liquidlogic
Overcoming the challenges of inter-agency working. With Liquidlogic.

Case Study – East Sussex
Experience of an information referral and tracking trailblazer. With Visionware

Case Study – Newcastle
Joining services, departments and agencies for children. With Liquidlogic

The programme is now available to view online on eGovTV.tv: http://www.egovtv.tv/site_scripts/20050124/registra