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Our team has a history of working in children and adult services and specialist support services for children and families.  We are passionate about supporting work with these groups and through our comprehensive training and consultation portfolio we have gained first-hand experience of the challenges and successes for both organisations and individual professionals when working with our most vulnerable members of society.

We can help you to jointly plan, design, implement, improve and evaluate services across priority areas relating to the needs of vulnerable children and families.  We focus on Early Help, Troubled Families, Early Years, Education and Social Care and have a proven record of delivering positive outcomes.  

We offer a compelling mix of skills, knowledge and experience, along with a genuine commitment to improving families' lives.

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Interface are trusted by…

Interface provide high quality outputs, are responsive and demonstrate expert understanding and experience of both housing and family support services. They were very flexible and happy to meet our changing requirements during the course of the work.

Shelter

It really has been an absolute pleasure to know you! I love your teaching style and cannot express how much I got out of the sessions. It was a therapeutic and extremely positive experience. I feel it will benefit my practise/ approaches with families so very much. I actually did not want it to end!

Level 4 Course, Tower Hamlets

Interface carried out an evaluation of our Early Help services. We were particularly impressed with the range of skills and experience across the team and the way they liaised with family members and professionals. Also, the regular communication and management of the process.

The team were very flexible and the report was well written in plain English.
We were very pleased with the evaluation and the reports will inform our service development and practice.

Ruth Beecher, Service Manager, Early Help for Families

Our approach to early help was inadequate as was our Troubled Families programme, overall we were not fit for families and as a result we were failing. Interface worked alongside us as we built our new Early Help offer, enabling external trouble shooting, facilitation of the identification of solutions and growing practitioners that had all the skills but were lacking in confidence and application. Interface worked alongside us. They were excellent and professional throughout. The outcomes were excellent with a recent Ofsted inspection praising within our Early Help teams.

Elizabeth Broadhurst, Troubled Families Coordinator

How refreshing it is to see a company put together a package that clearly demonstrates that you have worked in this field and produced a tool that can actually evidence what work we do.

Joanne Aston

We approached Interface to discuss the delivery of their Supervision training in-house for our organisation. Their proposed solution allowed for us to tailor the training to exactly meet our needs. The trainers delivery was engaging and inclusive. She used lots of relevant and practical examples imparting her extensive knowledge. Delegates left the training with specific individual plans which should have a positive impact on their practice of supervision.

Wendy Such (Parenting Coordinator, Bracknell Forest)

Thank you! The trainer was extremely knowledgeable, the course was really useful to me and I learnt a great deal that will be of use.

Ashmead Primary School Teacher

Interface were very flexible in meeting our organisation’s needs. The trainer’s style was particularly effective in holding, supporting and gently challenging staff during a period of significant change and subsequent uncertainty. Her training style is clear, warm, appropriately challenging and encourages reflection. She has fed back regularly to managers on any wider issues that have been raised during the training and that we should be considering which is particularly helpful. Feedback from participants has been consistently positive about the quality of the delivery of the training.

Kirsten Carr, Early Help Transformation and Impact Manager (London Borough of Haringey)

Many thanks for the report, the work that went into it and the slides. I hope you are all having a well-deserved rest! Please know that the work will result in positive change and that you will have been instrumental in putting us on the right path.

Kate Wesson, Project Manager Children and Families Commissioning Team (West Sussex)

We set a very challenging timetable for the piece of work we commissioned. Interface developed an approach which both met our time frames, but also provided an incredibly robust and challenging assessment. The combination of the 2 associates with different backgrounds was a benefit to the project and outcomes as it meant we received challenge from a number of angles.

Project Manager Children and Families Commissioning Team

We felt that Interface listened to our needs and that of our clients and they translated our vision into a product of high standard and quality. The outcome of the work was achieved, we were able to obtain Interface support even when our contract with them ended and we feel that Interface is an organisation that genuinely cares and desires the best outcome for their clients.

Kineara Housing

Interface provided a high quality and responsive service, demonstrating expert understanding of family support services. They played an important role in assisting our organisation with the development an important new service.

Shelter

The lessons learned from the research, and articulated clearly in the report, have been extremely valuable and have informed commissioning intentions which will substantially improve our offer locally for children and young people.

Children & Families Commissioning Team (Project Manager)