FCYP policy committee update Feb 2017

The group met four times in 2016 which included joint meetings with HCAN, R&S, WD and SPI committees. Members of FCYP welcomed guests from the Early Intervention Foundation, DoH, National Police Chiefs Council, the Cabinet Office, Health Education England, the DWP, Ofsted, the National Audit Office and Charlie Taylor / the Ministry of Justice. Key areas of focus in 2016 have included early years, youth justice, UASC and demand for services. The committee led on the development of three significant consultation responses in 2016 concerning a new definition of CSE, the youth justice review and mandatory reporting. In addition, members of the committee have contributed to round table discussions on the review of LSCBs, SCR process and the future of CDOP and will continue to liaise with DfE as plans move forward. Members of FCYP sit on 26 external groups on behalf of the Association.


The committee will be looking at the interface between welfare secure and Tier 4 provision with the HCAN committee in early 2017 as well as the impact of deprivation on demand for services, UASC, social work reform and sector-led improvement. The committee will also pick up the government’s response to mandatory reporting, the forthcoming children’s centre consultation, the ongoing review of secure children’s homes, the new social justice green paper (which is expected to replace the previously announced ‘Life chances strategy’) and the new national strategy for youth services. FCYP is also inputting into an LGA-led early years conference in the spring.

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