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Leicestershire C Change

Change is a structured, evidence based approach to assessing parental capacity to change in situations where the parenting is likely to be causing harm to their children.
We are very pleased to have been commissioned by Leicestershire to provide 2 sessions of the two-day C-Change training and 2 follow up days.

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Aberdeenshire C Change

C-Change is a structured, evidence based approach to assessing parental capacity to change in situations where the parenting is likely to be causing harm to their children.
Aberdeenshire were interested in further improving quality of assessments and particularly to enable practitioners to move ‘stuck’ cases forwards and provide practitioners with greater confidence to intervene in families who could make initial changes but struggled to sustain parenting at a good enough level.

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FACT 22 Crewe C Change

C-Change is a structured, evidence based approach to assessing parental capacity to change in situations where the parenting is likely to be causing harm to their children.
The FACT 22 team felt they would benefit from a structured approach to assessing a parent’s capacity to change that worked alongside their solution-focused, strengths-based approach.

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Warrington C Change

C-Change is a structured, evidence based approach to assessing parental capacity to change in situations where the parenting is likely to be causing harm to their children.
Warrington were keen to improve the quality of analysis within their assessments and develop clearer evidence of changes that parents were attempting to make.

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Frequently Asked Questions - Apprenticeships

We have created a FAQ document for those interested in using the qualification as part of the Children, Young People and Families Practitioner standard.

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Evaluation of the Yorkshire Urban and Rural Social Work Teaching Partnership

We carried an evaluation of the Yorkshire Urban and Rural Social Work Teaching Partnership. The partnership consists of four local authorities and two universities:

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Bracknell Forest motivational interviewing training

Bracknell Forest Council worked in partnership with Hertfordshire County Council having received innovation funding from the Department for Education (DfE) to test out new and innovative ways of working across family safeguarding teams. Using Motivational interviewing approaches is core to their family safeguarding program.

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Embedding Performance Improvement into Practice

We worked with the senior management team of a LA in the East to develop a bespoke programme for frontline managers, senior practitioners and their team members to target areas of weak practice and improve performance

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HSCB Northern Ireland - Capacity to Change Training

We are delighted to be working with Northern Ireland HSCB Early Intervention Social Worker teams - providing the Capacity to Change Programme developed by the The University of Bristol.

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Bracknell Forest Evaluation

Bracknell Forest Council has a strategic priority to build volunteering and improve community resilience. They are keen to build and support communities that can help themselves through the increased use of volunteers.

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Early years inspections to be in-house

Early years inspections to be in-house

Ofsted chief Sir Michael Wilshaw has told MPs he is "committed" to bringing early years inspections in-house.

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Governor Training - Cambridgeshire County Council

Governor Training Cambridgeshire County Council
We are delighted to be providing governor training to Cambridgeshire County Council Governor Services team.

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Radical proposal to remove Ofsted from early years inspections

In its The Ofsted Problem report, training provider The Childcare Company puts forward a radical proposal to remove Ofsted from the early years programme suggesting this could lead to an improved and more accurate inspection process, according to a new report.

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New school mental health measures

Education minister Sam Gyimah announced a series of measures to improve mental health support and education in schools.

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Councils see rise in child abuse contacts

A study by the Association of Directors of Children’s Services (ADCS) found that numbers of calls to councils about the safety and wellbeing of children have increased by nearly 12% cent in a single year.

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Three Early Intervention Pioneering Places awarded extra funding

Three local authorities have been awarded £7.6m of government funding to deliver early intervention projects for young children and their families.

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