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Following the success and positive feedback from an earlier group Brighton and Hove booked a follow 2 days training for multi-agency staff.Read more
This course was for members of the youth offending service who were interested in considering the impact of trauma and ACE’s on their young people and how to reflect that in case management.Read more
We provided a 2-day core programme for a range of staff in the early help and social care teams.Read more
We provided a 2 day MI programme for a range of staff providing them with Motivational Interviewing skills.Read more
We provided 2 day Motivational Interviewing programmes to ensure that staff had knowledge and awareness how to use motivational interviewing as a techniqueRead more
We delivered the 2 day C Change programme in Camarthenshire to a range of professionals working primarily in Early Help across a large and diverse areaRead more
We delivered the 2 day C Change programme to a range of professionals working in Early Help & Family Centres, completing Parenting Assessments and Court reports, across a large and diverse area.Read more
Barnsley Borough Council were looking for a training provider that could help train their outreach workers in motivational conversations.Read more
Interface was asked by South Cheshire CLASP to run a two day training programme, the first day focusing on ‘Engaging hard to Engage Families’ and the second on ‘Mental Health and Working with Families.Read more
Interface was commissioned by Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council to provide 2 separate days training on ACE's (Adverse Childhood Experiences) to Local Authority family support staff.Read more
Interface were delighted to be working with Cheshire West and Chester to raise awareness about Mental Health issues and the impact on families.Read more
Raising awareness about Mental Health and the impact of mental health issues on families is a key objective of Cheshire West and Chester local authority.Read more
Darlington required a number of voluntary and statutory partners within the borough to become more aware of the concept of whole family working in line with the Care Act 2014.Read more
Stockton Council have developed ‘A Fairer Start’ ethos and philosophy that aims to ensure that every child has the best start.Read more
We are delighted to be working with the Early Help team in Central Bedfordshire to support them and increase their understanding around parental Capacity to Change.Read more
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.Read more
We were commissioned to provide training for WSCC Staff dealing with customers on a regular basis who have complex issues around drug addiction/alcoholism and mental health.Read more
West London Zone is inspired by the Harlem Children’s Zone (HCZ), a ‘cradle-to-college’ pipeline of support for children. The HCZ approach is to do ‘whatever it takes’ to help young people escape generational disadvantage – with the ambition to achieve a ‘tipping point’ whereby the whole community has a positive experience of learning, work and family life.Read more
Darlington City Council are focussed on developing a whole council approach to the new responsibilities created by the Children and Families Act and the Care Act to consider the needs of the whole family, delivery of coordinated packages of support and the protection of children and young people from excessive or inappropriate caring roles.Read more
Barnsley were looking for a training provider to support their recent restructure to whole family working and implementation of its Family Support offer in both the Early Help and Troubled Families agenda.Read more
Interface worked with Haringey Early Help Executive group members to develop a 3 module training programme for front line staff and those involved in the wider early help offer. The package of support was to integrate the new Early help workflow in to practice and embrace the culture change that this would bring. This bespoke course was delivered over 40 training days.Read more
Cheshire West and Chester have a strong internal whole family working vision and agenda and were looking for a training organisation to support with further implementation and training for its wider partners.Read more
Interface provides an in-depth programme for school staff working directly with cases who are subject to or at risk of being subject to a child protection plan...Read more
We are delighted that MP Tim Loughton has endorsed our new Level 4 training 'Working with vulnerable children, individuals and families' programme.He has also agreed to write a foreword for the comprehensive learner recourse explaining to learners how valuable their role is in transforming the lives of vulnerable families.Read more
Interface are delighted to be providing Effective Staff Support and Supervision Training for a group of schools in Coventry.Read more
Effective Supervision, Skills to Work Effectively with Complex Families and Child Sexual Exploitation are training events happening across the UK between September and October 2015...read more...Read more
Interface are delighted to have been awarded the training contract to provide the Motivational interviewing learning & development programme for Hertfordshire.Read more
“It was very comprehensive. The course was adapted as it progressed. The trainer great at thinking on her feet and amending course content.
“Trainer was really excellent, knew her stuff and engaged the group. Useful training for staff at all levels in Children's ServicesLearner, Trauma Informed Practice Programme, LB Enfield
“This is crucial training- especially in light of the current world situation- everyone is experiencing some kind of trauma at the moment and for some this may tip them over the edge. These strategies will provide a net to catch them and hopefully enable them to find the right approach and self-belief to rebuild and move on successfully.Learner, Our Way of Working programme
“Clare was fantastic and really helped us to provide consistency of approach to the teams through the clarity of her presentation and engaging all within the training sessions she has run. She has been supportive and provided appropriate challenge throughout the sessions providing a really safe and effective learning space for all.Service Manager, Family Support Service, Bucks CC
“The course was inspirational as well as being highly empowering. My colleagues and I are using the skills taught to ensure that our communication with clients and the children have a greater impact as well as being sympathetic to their needs and perceptions.Bracknell Forest Council Team Leader
“Interface as always have been professional and flexible in their approach and delivery, working with us to get the most out of the programme. Without exception the practitioners completing the Level 4 certificate have fedback that the trainers are excellent, the sessions varied and interesting, that they felt supported throughout the programme and that the course has improved their practice. They loved the projects, which are still being developed further for use by Shropshire Early Help Practitioners to use with families.Kay Smallbone, Troubled Families Strategic Coordinator, Shropshire Council
“The Motivational Conversations course was inspirational as well as being highly empowering. My colleagues and I are using the skills taught to ensure that our communication with clients and the children have a greater impact as well as being sympathetic to their needs and perceptions. If you have any contact with Wendy please can you share my comments.Local Education Advisor, Bracknell Forest
“Thank you for the useful and informative training session. The guidance that your trainer gave and the discussions mean that the school and the governors will be better prepared and more confident when they are inspected.Clerk to the Stapleford Community Primary School Governing Body
“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)
“I am confident that I will be more effective towards engaging with families and young people.Learner on Effective Engagement and Communication with Families course
“Has given me a better understanding and knowledge to take on this role.Learner on Chairing Team around the Family meetings course
“I will put it all into practice and be much more aware of tools provided to assist families and also be much more aware of how I practice.Learner on Motivational Interviewing course
“I would encourage all of my colleagues to attend this training. Excellent tutor with great knowledge base. Very informative with an ability to captivate an audience - excellent.Learner on Common Mental Health Issues and their Impact on Families
“Very beneficial and interesting. Clear training. Essential. I will note risk appropriately to self and family and constantly update risk assessment to enable me to maintain awareness of change with family circumstances.
“Fantastic case studies, excellent!!! About the trainers – I loved the use of their own examples encountered through their own work.
“Really beneficial doing relevant activities – makes it real and good to talk about. Perfectly executed through the day it was Interesting and eye opening - made me think.
“The feedback was unequivocally positive, with particular reference to the inclusive learning style of the trainers and the flexibility of the course. People liked the practical exercises and have followed up with team discussions.
“A fantastic course, really enjoyed it, well supported. I am much more aware of the partnership and whole family approach, which I intend to take back to my place of work.FIP Project Manager (Portsmouth)
“The new staff team were most enthusiastic about the course content, the skills of the facilitators and the opportunities for bonding as a team. The programme was well structured and as requested the learning was delivered in a variety of engaging styles. The end of week presentations clearly evidenced a lot of hard work and high energy. The staff who joined us this week have clearly benefited from the week and have resources to draw upon and confident in their own expertise and knowledge. They are skills sharing and proving a good level of support and encouragement to one another as they embark on work with some of the most troubled families in the three boroughs.Family Coaching Service Manager Tri Borough
“I have been very pleased by the work carried out by Interface. They were able to work flexibly and adapted well to our requirements. The training was designed and delivered in a constantly changing environment and Interface were able to work well with this and didn't get frustrated! The quality of the training delivered was consistently evaluated as excellent.Together for Families Lead Officer (Cambridge)