Herefordshire Council and its Health partners have established a project to develop a Multiagency Integrated Pathway for Children with Disabilities. All agencies have also agreed that the development of the pathway would be in line with the Early Support principles.
The aims of this project are to provide or support:
- Direct assistance to children and families as they engage in the service supporting greater choice and control;
- A ‘Tell us once’ approach and coordinated assessments;
- Timely assessments and reviews which are holistic, integrating requirements for SEND, Health and LAC;
- Planning for key transition points;
- Focus on outcomes – significant shift in focus from inputs to outcomes.
- Single point of contact – the development of an integrated pathway for disability will identify this.
The project was discussed at the recent Parent Forum ‘The Voice’ where it was felt that the current service provision should be audited against these Early Support principles. This would help to identify those parts of the current system which is working well and those that aren’t. To this end we are requesting that both staff working in the services and Families receiving services complete the audit below to indicate how much they agree that the current services comply with the Early Support principles.
I would therefore be grateful if you could download and complete the Early Support Principles Audit Form by ticking the appropriate box for each of the ten principles to indicate how much you agree that the current services that you are receiving comply with these principles. Please click only one box for each principle.
You can return a scanned copy of the form to firstname.lastname@example.org or post to: FREEPOST RTGA-ELYH-SXHA, Herefordshire Carers Support, Bath Street, HEREFORD HR1 2HE.
Forms should be returned to me by close of play on 5 November.
Ian Lancaster, Project Manager (Herefordshire Council)