One Reading Workstreams

An update on One Reading workstreams

The data workstream continues to meet at Microsoft. The data project is the evolution of the troubled families data hub with an ambition to improve data sharing between partners with the aim of identifying the social determinants of harm. The University of Cambridge are currently analysing personal identifiable data from Police, Health and Brighter Futures for Children. This data exchange was covered by an information governance agreement. It is anticipated that the results of this will be returned in March. The project as a whole is getting a lot of recognition from the Home Office and Public Health England.

Workforce development

The workforce development group have been working on:

Graduated responses
  • Reviewed the revised Reading Threshold of Needs.
  • Updated the Partnership Hub multi-agency support meeting following referrals to Children Single Point of Access.
  • Agreed partnership family feedback gathering to establish if support is timely and helpful.
Adolescent risk

The One Reading Adolescent Risk Group has been established to drive and oversee the adolescent risk workstream. Relevant partners representing health, police, voluntary and community services, community safety, housing, children’s services, education and YOS and early help services are actively engaged. The aim is to both address root causes and focus on earlier identification and support for young people at risk and their families. Objectives include developing and overseeing the implementation of a dynamic strategy that:

  • is developed with young people, families and communities
  • fosters resilience in communities
  • delivers a more coordinated, cohesive offer with a clear pathway from prevention and early intervention through to and from specialist support when needed
  • identifies priorities for better collaboration, integrated work and joint commissioning to improve outcomes for young people at risk
  • embeds trauma-informed and restorative approaches and evidenced-based practice.

Our current priorities are:

  • Preventing exploitation.
  • Preventing youth violence and crime.
  • Minimising school exclusions and children missing education.
  • Developing a cohesive offer of preventative education and PSHE support to schools and communities.
  • Enhanced youth activities and individual support.
  • Development of multi-disciplinary edge of care services/Community Adolescent Support Team.
  • 16+ homelessness prevention and housing readiness.